Athens Area Council for the Arts presents David Gerald Blues Band, authentic Detroit blues, on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 7:30 pm. David Gerald is back by popular demand for the fourth installment of the 2017-2018 Black Box Concert Series at The Arts Center at 320 North White Street, Athens, Tennessee.
David Gerald grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B music in his hometown, Detroit, where his dad moved the family to pursue the American Dream. Gerald started playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by Prince and 80's rock guitarists. Later, he rediscovered the blues and listened to the music of Albert King, ZZ Hill, BB King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few. Year round, he performs at clubs and festivals across the United States. Some notable appearances include: Riverdays Festival (formerly known as the International Freedom Festival) in Detroit, MI; Chrysler Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak, MI; and Springing The Blues Festival in Jacksonville, FL among many others.
Gerald's blues have been receiving widespread radio play, along with recognition in the blues and rock communities. Recently he was listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan Blues artists. His debut album "Hell and Back" reached #1 on Roots Music Report's Blues Chart and remained in the top 20 for many weeks in a row.
Tickets are on sale for the Black Box Concert Series online at athensartscouncil.org, by phone at 423-745-8781, and at The Arts Center, 320 North White Street, Athens, Tennessee 37303. They are $15 for adults when purchased in advance and $20 at the door, subject to availability and student tickets are $10. The final performance of the 2017-18 series is Dead Horses on Thursday April 26, 2018. Concert goers who purchase tickets to both concerts can save 10 percent with a ticket package.
All Black Box Concert Series shows are in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in Downtown Athens. Tickets and more information about this and other programs of Athens Area Council for the Arts are available online at athensartscouncil.org, by phone at 423-745-8781, or in person at 320 North White Street. The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. AACA Performance Sponsors are BB&T and Crescent Sock Company/The Sock Shop. The Black Box Concert Series is sponsored by Athens Federal Community Bank, Logan-Thompson Attorneys at Law, PLLC, Mayfield Dairy Farms, and Tennessee Wesleyan University. All AACA programs are supported by premier sponsors Financial Guidance Partners and Madison Avenue Pharmacy as well as the Tennessee Arts Commission.