An amazing musician, songwriter, arranger, teacher. Her talents are limitless, and I'm lucky to have her playing my guitars and ukuleles. Visit at: delreyplays.com
A Seattle based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger and teacher. A real treasure of the Northwest, Orville plays one of my large parlor guitars. Visit him at: orvillejohnson.com
Steve is a master songwriter, teacher, and interpreter of the country blues. Hear Steve play his Phillips mandolin on his recording "Short Blue Stories" and on "Wanda the Wonderful" a documentary by Carolyn McCartney. His website is at: stevejames.com
Rev. Robert Jones is a wonderfully talented musician from Detroit, Michigan playing the style of blues and spirituals. Shown here with his wife Bernice. Please visit: revrobertjones.com
Valerie and Ben Turner are keeping the Piedmont blues tradition alive, touring worldwide. Please visit their site at: piedmontbluz.com
The late John Cephas toured worldwide with his partner Phil Wiggins. He was an elder statesman of the Piedmont Blues, and was adored by his fans everywhere he traveled. John was a National Heritage Fellowship award recipient in 1989.
A National Heritage Fellowship award recipient, the late John Jackson toured the world for many years, and played for Presidents. He's shown here in 2000, jamming with Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong.
The late Robert Lowery was a true Delta Bluesman, born in Arkansas, and coming to live for many years in Santa Cruz, CA. He played at presidential inaugurations, and toured the world.
Ukulele Sessions: Rag time and Blues with Del Rey & Steve James:
Here's Orville Johnson playing his Large Parlor Guitar:
Here is the Reverend Robert Jones performing "Kindhearted Woman" at the 2015 Merlefest:
Here are Valerie and Ben Turner Playing "Canned Heat" at The Augusta Heritage Center's Swing and Blues Week 2016: