An Inside Look at the Making of REVIVAL with Playwright & Director Keith Glover

REVIVAL The Resurrection of Son House has been in the works here at Geva for almost five years now. This electric story about a man’s journey to redemption through heavenly trials and singing the Blues has come a long, ever-evolving, loop-de-looping way from the script it started out as. In the scant free time between … Continue reading An Inside Look at the Making of REVIVAL with Playwright & Director Keith Glover

Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House in the News

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off tomorrow! Gearing up for this event has meant hard work and long hours for a lot of our staff, and one of the biggest motivation boosts has been all the excitement coming from the Rochester community and beyond. It seems like Son House's … Continue reading Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House in the News

Getting Ready to Celebrate: The Son House Trail App

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off in just two days! We've been doing our best here on GevaJournal to prepare you for the festivities, but if you still want more - or if you just want an easy way to keep all the important information at your fingertips - … Continue reading Getting Ready to Celebrate: The Son House Trail App

Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House in Rochester

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off in just three days! But if you just can't wait any more, you can get a jump on things by visiting some significant sites related to Son's life in Rochester. Here's a map to get you started:

Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House in Pictures

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off in just four days! At this point, it probably goes without saying that Mr. House is a big inspiration for us, and we're definitely not alone in that. During the festival, our lobby will be full of work by visual artists who've also … Continue reading Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House in Pictures

Getting Ready to Celebrate: Meet the Headliners

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off in just five days! In addition to the presentations, discussions, play reading, music workshops and performances by local blues musicians, the festival will feature three headline concerts by renowned blues artists John Hammond, John Mooney and Chris Thomas King. If you're not familiar with … Continue reading Getting Ready to Celebrate: Meet the Headliners

Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House’s Life

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off in just six days! In case you need to brush up on your Son House history before the festival - which will feature presentations, panel discussions and a play about Son's life - we've put together this timeline to help you get the facts … Continue reading Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House’s Life

Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House’s Music

Journey to the Son, our four-day celebration of blues great Son House, kicks off in just one week, on Wednesday August 26. We're pretty immersed in the blues around here already, but for anyone who needs a little help getting in the spirit, here are some great videos of Son performing some tunes. First, here's Son with … Continue reading Getting Ready to Celebrate: Son House’s Music

Rehearsing a Revival #sonhouse

Seldom does a table reading of a new play leave me humming songs for days. But this week, I'm still ruminating on the songs in Keith Glover's new play, Revival: The Resurrection of Son House. We held a closed-door workshop of the play last week with an amazing cast, and what a week it was! … Continue reading Rehearsing a Revival #sonhouse

No More Secrets – Journey to the Son Festival Schedule Released! #sonhouse

I am really, really bad at keeping secrets. No kidding. My mom still tells the embarrassing story about how, as a 6 or 7 year old, I told her exactly what I had gotten her for Christmas, by telling her that I hadn't gotten it for her. (It was a heart-shaped key chain, with her name on … Continue reading No More Secrets – Journey to the Son Festival Schedule Released! #sonhouse