Chicken and Dumpling

Acoustic blues duo Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on bass, bring the down-home, delta-style blues of Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Muddy Waters to Ashland at 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 at Liquid Assets, 96 N. Main St. The duo also plays the classic women’s blues of Bessie Smith and Sippie Wallace. Traveling from Davis, Calif., Chicken and Dumpling also cover contemporary blues artists like Bonnie Raitt and Eric Clapton, as well as jazz standards and popular songs.

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