“Karl Schwarz is an acoustic Piedmont, Delta Blues player who has performed at clubs such as BB King Blues Club, The 92nd street Y, The Bowery Electric and festivals such as Catalpa Festival on Randall's Island, Nocturne Blues and Sound View Arts Festival in the Bronx. Karl has performed throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and in the Bronx, as well as Clarksdale Mississippi, Barbados, and Memphis TN as an acoustic soloist, Karl Schwarz has opened for artist such as Roomful Of Blues, Guy Davis, Mike Farris, Alexis P Suter, Watermelon Slim, and Joe Louis Walker. Karl plays a variety of blues, and Spiritual based acoustic music, original, and his own renditions of songs by artists such as the Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Lead Belly, Blind Willie Johnson, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, and Mississippi Fred McDowell.”
- BB King Blues Club
Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan
Featuring Big Frank Mirra, and Karl Schwarz
An acoustic journey through the blues from the 1920's until today.
Solo and group performances will keep you on the edge of your seat
while their personal journeys through The Blues will hold you
captivated through the night.
“A specialist in the Piedmont blues, a true Americana sound that originated in the Appalachian foothills, singer-guitarist Karl Schwarz pays tribute to the acoustic country-blues legends of the early 20th century, including Blind Blake, Pink Anderson, Mississippi John Hurt and the Reverend Gary Davis. These traditional finger-picking Southern guitarists had a huge impact on folk, pop, rock and blues music, laying the groundwork for artists like Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt and many, many more.”
"Up and coming artist, Karl Schwarz"
- American Blues News [+]