True Blues with Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart coming to McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon

MacArthur Grant recipient Corey Harris and renowned musician Alvin Youngblood Hart chronicle the living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation in a “True Blues” performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Skagit Valley College’s McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon

Harris is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in the blues. He has appeared at venues throughout North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

A devout follower of the “no barriers” approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late Doug Sahm, Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists.

Tickets, $25, are at 360-416-7727 and mcintyrehall.org.