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BLUES | Chris Thomas King


Geva Theatre Center's fours-day homage to influential bluesman Eddie "Son" House will come to a close in style when Chris Thomas King headlines the festival's last day on Saturday, August 29. A Grammy Award-winning artist who is also known for his role as Tommy Johnson in the 2000 Coen Brothers film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"  King will bring his insuppressible, soulful guitar style and silky smooth voice tinged in mourning to Rochester audiences. From the acoustic dirge of "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" and the slide guitar grit of "Death Letter Blues" to the innovative rap-blues hybrid songs on the 2002 album "Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues," the Louisiana-born King is an engaging artist with the blues in his blood (his father was musician Tabby Thomas).

Chris Thomas King will perform on Saturday, August 29, at Geva theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard. 8 p.m. $29.;