Michael Daves & Friends Play Norman Blake

June 14th, 2023 8:30pm   Stage 2


Michael Daves


Grammy nominated bluegrass guitarist and singer Michael Daves presents a special evening of songs written and recorded by legendary flatpicker Norman Blake. He will be joined by four extraordinary guitarists Grant Gordy, Jefferson Hamer, Ross Martin, and Rick Snell who will collaborate in various combinations to bring to life Norman’s music.

Michael Daves was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he began to make loud noises, so his loving parents put music instruments in front of him. It was a good plan. He grew up in that grand tradition of staying up late & singing real loud. Although he's since moved north, the humid south remains in heart and sinus cavities. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances.