The Mississippi Rag: Blind Boone’s Legacy Honored by Ragtime Masters at Festival

“The surprise hit of the evening, however, was classical pianist John Davis who had just released an entire CD of Boone’s music…his performance was nothing less than astounding…It’s safe to say that almost all of the audience knew only of Boone’s ragtime compositions, of which there are two. However, Boone’s concerts mostly featured classical music, including many of his own works, and Davis regaled the listeners with what Boone might have played 100 years ago. Davis had previously recorded the music of ‘Blind Tom’ Wiggins, whose career intersected with Boone’s, and he skillfully wove the history and the music of the two musicians together in a mesmerizing performance.”

The Mississippi Rag