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Hard Swimmin' Fish to play the blues at Carroll Arts Center

Hard Swimmin' Fish to play the blues at Carroll Arts Center
Hard Swimmin' Fish will perform Saturday at Carroll Arts Center. (SUBMITTED PHOTO, Carroll County Times)

Hard Swimmin' Fish will return to Carroll Arts Center Saturday for the third year in a row.

"We have been looking forward to the Carroll County show for some time," said group vocalist and guitarist Demian Lewis. "We always have a great time and it's usually a full house."

The blues quartet plays a range of styles taken from the country blues of Mississippi and the Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago and the funk-infused second lines of New Orleans.

Lewis said the group is a little eclectic, but people who like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters should feel right at home at one of its shows.

Hard Swimmin' Fish released its fourth album, "One Step Forward," in December. It includes 10 originals out of the 12 tracks on the album.

Lewis got together with drummer Jason Walker and bassist Randy Ball when they were all young children, and they played together in high school before going their separate ways and then coming back together again.

"We have all been through our own evolutions, musically speaking," said Lewis.

He said with the addition of harmonica player and vocalist Waverly Milor six years ago, the band solidified into the group it is today.

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