Toledo Museum of Art (Cloister)
2445 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43620
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Dooley Wilson is his own peculiar latter-day bluesman, a singer/guitarist whose style and repertoire is heavily informed by - but not limited to - the folk blues & gospel tradition of Mississippi. Domiciled for most of his life in Maumee, Ohio, he has been playing blues in various formats since the early nineties, when he co-founded the obscure garage blues outfit Henry & June, whose song "Goin' Back To Memphis" was a set-ending favorite of The White Stripes and played extensively around the globe. In the ensuing years, he has been at the creative front and center of a handful of highly-regarded Toledo area bands, including The Staving Chain and Boogaloosa Prayer. These days, Wilson plays professionally as a solo artist, or as he would have it, a 'folk blues obscurity'. "I usually just tell people I play 'Delta Blues'," he chimes, "my wheelhouse is mostly open-tuned, bottleneck guitar stylings by way of Muddy Waters, Fred McDowell, Son House,... but perhaps owing to my impatience or inability to do the scholarly note-for-note traditionalist thing, I end up sounding most identifiably like myself at the end of the day, for better or worse."
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