An Evening of Old Time, Blues, and Jazz with the Clinton Davis String Band

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An Evening of Old Time, Blues, and Jazz with the Clinton Davis String Band

Join us for a music stroll across the American South with Col. Clinton Davis and his String Band

By Seven Sisters Folklore Society

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 13 · 7 - 9pm PDT


Octagon Barn 4400 Octagon Way San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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About this event

  • 2 hours
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Clinton Davis is an old time folk musician currently based in San Diego, California. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in rural Carroll County. His repertoire spans fiddle and banjo music native to his family home, the exuberant ragtime piano and guitar of early 20th-century New Orleans, and ballad songs and dance music of the Southwest.

Davis’ prowess across instruments and traditional American styles has gained notice from the standard-bearers of previous generations, and earned him a place amongst a new generation of American folk musicians. Stefan Grossman, renowned authority of American roots guitar, has called him “a master…carrying on the traditional music torch of Mike Seeger.” No Depression has called his work “a joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition.” Deering Banjos has called his playing “simply sublime.” In 2022, in recognition of his work as a performer and educator, Davis was named a Kentucky Colonel, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state of Kentucky.


ADMISSION:$20 advance / $25 door (subject to availability)

This show will be held in the Milking Parlor at the Historic Octagon Barn Center. Doors will open at 6pm with music beginning at 7. Seating is first come, first served. If you have a unique seating requirement please email and we will do our best to accommodate your request. The Octagon Barn Center is ADA accessible.

COVID-19:The use of facemasks is encouraged but not required. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINK: other than personal water bottles, no outside food and/or drink is permitted inside the venue. The Octagon Barn Center is a non-smoking facility.

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