Gerald Clayton & The Assembly Featuring René Marie
'PIEDMONT BLUES: A SEARCH FOR SALVATION'
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'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' is available for touring throughout the 2017/18 season.
Conceived and Composed by Gerald Clayton
Directed by Christopher McElroen
GERALD CLAYTON & THE ASSEMBLY
Gerald Clayton — Piano
René Marie — Vocals
Logan Richardson — Alto Sax
Tivon Pennicott — Tenor Sax
Dayna Stephens — Baritone Sax
Alan Hampton — Guitar
Joe Sanders — Bass
Kendrick Scott — Drums
Maurice Chestnut — Tap Dancer
Union Baptist Gospel Choir, Ray Watkins, Musical Director
Liviu Pasare — Projections Designer
Becca Jeffords — Lighting Designer
William Boles — Scenic Designer
Adam Camardella — Sound Engineer
Will Bishop — Production Manager
JJ Marquis — Associate Production Manager
LeAnn Lisella — Stage Manager
McKenzie Millican — Assistant Stage Manager
PRODUCED BY DUKE PERFORMANCES
Aaron Greenwald, Executive Director
Eric Oberstein, Associate Director
Chris Mees at B Natural Management, Inc. (for Gerald Clayton)
Christopher McElroen at american vicarious, Llc.
Duke Performances | Duke University is the lead commissioner of 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation'; co-commissioners include the Modlin Center for the Arts at University of Richmond, the Savannah Music Festival, and Strathmore.
Critical support for 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' has been provided by Music Maker Relief Foundation — a nonprofit based in Hillsborough, NC — founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting musicians, ensuring that their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. musicmaker.org
Select photos in 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation' by Tim Duffy, Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Made possible, in part, with an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; and a grant from New Music USA.
Special thanks to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and the Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for serving as research sites for 'Piedmont Blues: A Search for Salvation'.
Video by Ivan Weiss