september, 2020

13sep5:00 pm7:00 pmBackporch Series at the Dairy: Felonius Smith Trio


Event Details

September 13, 5:00 – Felonius Smith Trio – Backporch Series at the Dairy Arts Center loading dock. Social distanced seating and masked required. Bring your own chair!

Come round to the back of the Dairy on an afternoon or evening for a live performance. We use our loading dock as a stage, and our shaded parking lot for a safely distanced and masked audience area, to enjoy the irreplaceable experience of real live people putting on a show. Beyond your attendance, we ask that you help us create the space for this to happen by following the appropriate guidelines, protecting yourselves and each other in the communal act of art appreciation with mutual respect. Each party will maintain safe distance from others, as marked on the asphalt, and wear a face-covering at all times. Let this be an example of how our community holds each other up in times of need.

Concessions including beer and wine will be available for purchase with credit card only.

We will be collecting a cell phone number for your reservation at the time of check out. We will only use this number in the case of emergency instructions via text message such as a weather delay.

Felonius Smith Trio performs prewar blues music at its most authentic – taking us back to a time when original bluesmen were pioneering a new musical style. Drawing his inspiration from the songs and styles of artists like Tampa Red and Fred McDowell, Felonius Smith’s National slide and snappy fingerpicking guitar style transports one back some 80 years, relaxing on a riverbank in southern Mississippi.

The talented and expressive Steve Sheldon plays harmonica with the group. His love of the old country blues and his experience with American roots musical styles is reflected in his melodic sense and traditional sound.
Rounding out the trio is Scott Johnson, whose warm yet the percussive approach to his upright bass provides the backbone of the group’s historic Americana blues sound. When he doubles on sousaphone, it invokes the vibe of a jug band or New Orleans street band.


(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm