Little Sammy Davis and Other Legends

     From 2008 through 2012  I was privileged to host Blues On The Mountain at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz.  For 5 years we brought an outstanding array of talent to this very special venue for a weekend long celebration of a unique American art form.  As I look back over the program from year one it's hard not to be stuck by the fact that so many of these wonderful artists are no longer with us:  Wendell Holmes, Popsy Dixon, Mighty Sam McClain, and now Little Sammy Davis - have all passed on.

     I want to thank Elizabeth Schmidt (formerly Moroney) and Nina Smiley of Mohonk for having the vision and the commitment to honor these great artists and to present them in a setting worthy of their talents.  Those were wonderful times and cherished memories and they also serve as a reminder that the elders of blues and roots music are an endangered resource who won't be be around always...and that they deserve our respect and our support now.  

    A Memorial Concert and fundraiser for Little Sammy Davis takes place Thursday March 8 at The Towne Crier in Beacon.  Please consider attending and sharing the love with your brothers and sisters in The Hudson Valley Blues Community.  There is also a Go Fund Me Campaign to raise money for a proper headstone for Sammy.  Won't you please consider a contribution?  Thank you.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1772712092750590/

 

https://www.gofundme.com/littlesammydavisheadstonefund

2 comments

  • Butch
    Butch New Paltz
    Joe Those were great Blues Weekends. Thanks for so many great shows. Miss Popsy every day, now Little Sammy too. ????

    Joe
    Those were great Blues Weekends.
    Thanks for so many great shows.
    Miss Popsy every day, now Little Sammy too.
    ????

  • Big Joe Fitz
    Big Joe Fitz
    Amen Brother...

    Amen Brother...

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