I am a folklorist, cartoonist, animator and a professor of Art with an interest in Country, Cajun and Blues music. My work has been seen on MTV, the Los Angeles Museum of Television and Radio (home of the Emmys), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Palm Springs International Film Fest and Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival to name a few.

I perform within the Piedmont Blues style that originated in the Southeastern region of the United States.  I learned from some of the greatest old time folk and blues players located in the foothill of Appalachia, South Carolina.   In addition to the blues, I also play Cajun and Creole dance music and have traveled to learn and play with musicians from New Brunswick (Acadia) to Southwestern Louisiana (Cajun/Zydeco).  I am inspired by  the style of country blues artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Brownie McGhee, old time country folk style of Doc Watson, Hank Williams Sr, Jimmie Rogers, and Louisiana artists like Boozoo Chavis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Harry Choates, and Amede Ardoin.  I strive to embrace the tradition of these old and new time songsters and to continue this great tradition of music to a new generation of audiences.

Ragin Dave Donar with Mike Cannon and Mac Arnold in the back.
Ragin Dave Donar with Mike Cannon and Mac Arnold in the back.
Mac Arnold and Me at the Deep Winter Blues Fest.
Performance at the Foster Memorial, Uxbrige, Ontario Canada

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