James Van Nuys & Bob Fahey
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Acoustic Blues Duo
The region’s hottest acoustic act, Van Nuys/Fahey brings together two of Rapid City’s best known performers. Bob Fahey’s smoldering vocals and searing slide guitar have been one of the driving forces behind one of Rapid City’s favorite bands, “The Usual Suspects.” He describes his music as “contemporary blues,” and brings his unique style to the music of Robert Cray, J.J. Cale, Albert King, and many others.
James Van Nuys mines an older vein of blues, the music of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mississippi John Hurt, and other guitar pioneers of the 1920's and 30's. James’s tasteful lead playing, intricate finger-picking, and dry wit have been entertaining South Dakotans for two decades.
Together the two musicians have a chemistry that never ceases to amaze audiences, each one freeing and inspiring the other to take the chances that make for musical magic