Eleanor Ellis

Piedmont blues guitarist Eleanor Ellis will perform Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Mainstay in Rock Hall.

ROCK HALL — The Mainstay Blues series will present Piedmont blues guitarist Eleanor Ellis in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Mainstay.

Ellis, a native of Louisiana, has performed at clubs, festivals and concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe. She also has traveled and played with the late gospel street singer Flora Molton and bluesman Archie Edwards, and sometimes accompanied delta blues great Eugene Powell.

She is a founding member of the DC Blues Society and the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, has written about the blues for several publications, and is producer and editor of the video documentary Blues Houseparty, which features well-known Piedmont blues musicians such as John Jackson, John Cephas and Archie Edwards.

Ellis also worked at the Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University in New Orleans and at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

Tickets are $20 online or $25 by phone reservation or at the door. Information and advance ticket sales are available online at www.mainstayrockhall.org.

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