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February 4, 2022
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Time Details:
Performance begins at 8:00 PM
Doors and Cash Bar open at 7:00 PM
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres included. Enjoy a selection of bourbon, cocktails, or craft beer from featured distilleries and breweries. Café area seats are at tables on stage with the performer.
Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Dr.
Fairfield, OH 45014
$32 Cafe*
$30 Stadium*
Box Office: 513-867-5348
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Dudley Taft

Friday, February 4, 2022

Dudley Taft grew up in the American Midwest, where he learned the values of friendship, roots blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and a good ear of corn. With a background that includes Berklee College of Music as well as years touring with rock bands Sweet Water and Second Coming, Dudley is a thinking man’s blues rocker. There’s plenty of swagger here, but also the sensitivity of a thoughtful songwriter. In is music you’ll hear delta roots mingling with Seattle grunge, a southern twang with a high-octane crunch.

Dudley’s music career began in high school when he founded the band Space Antelope with friend Trey Anastasio (of Phish). In the 1990’s he joined Seattle band Sweet Water, touring the states with Monster Magnet, Candlebox, and Alice in Chains. After recording two albums for Atlantic, he left the band to join Second Coming. More touring followed with an album on Capitol Records and a taste of success thanks to the single “Vintage Eyes” which made it to #10 on the Rock Radio charts. In 2006, Taft started playing blues rock in Seattle, and has released six studio albums and one live record. Left for Dead in 2010, Deep Deep Blue in 2012, Screaming In The Wind in 2014, and Skin and Bones in 2015, Live In Europe in 2016, Summer Rain 2017 and Simple Life in 2019. Reese Wynans of Stevie Ray Vaughan fame has played on three of these studio albums. Dudley has had four #1 songs on the Hit Tracks Top 100 charts, a #2 Blues Rock single (Give Me A Song) and Simple Life made it to #9 on the US Blues Rock Album charts.

Dudley Taft is an intriguing blend of blues influences like Elmore James, and Lightning Hopkins… There is some southern country rock, Texas blues, Seattle grunge and even some hard heavy rock all of which Dudley mashes together to deliver a sound that is more than the sum of the individual components. - Blues Rock Review

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