Dave Chappell & Dan Hovey

Mr. Dave Chappell and Mr. Dan Hovey each grew up in the Washington, DC area playing a distinct city style that we have come to call “Americana Swing”. The style originates somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line, somewhere west of the Chesapeake Bay basin and somewhere east of the Shenandoah Valley regions of middle Americana. The style is birthed from the blues, raised on R ‘n’ B, married to jazz and honeymooning somewhere in the mountains of Appalachia. Both guitarists escaped the traditional labels of past performers by experiencing the myriad musical influences that only our Nation’s Capital can offer – from country to soul to bluegrass to bossa and back. These two guitar virtuosos will be performing a century’s worth of music in just one night as their audience takes a musical ride through guitar history.

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007