2019 – 2020 Concerts & Events

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio
November 16, 2019
M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio


Time & Place
Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Studio
6330 Newtown Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
General Admission$25
Military, Senior (60), or Student (w/ID)$20
TFAM Member$15
Child 10-17 w/adult$10

M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio performs traditional Piedmont blues. Their style of music has been influenced by the likes of Archie Edwards, Etta Baker, and Cephas & Wiggins. This band can raise the roof with some old-fashioned house party tunes, make you laugh with their witty originals and then make you weep with blues ballads!

Jackie Merritt is a multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar, bass, uke and bones) and a multitalented songwriter and visual artist. In 2010, she, along with Resa Gibbs, was accepted into the Library of Congress “Americana Women: Roots Musicians – Women’s Tales and Tunes” as part of the MusicBox Project collection (some of which has been catalogued in the American Folklife Center).

Miles Spicer contributes guitar and vocals to the band. In addition, songs written with his writing partner, David Bird, form a significant part of the group’s repertoire.

A native of the Washington Metropolitan area, Miles has been a part of the DC blues scene since the 1980s. Among the world-class Piedmont Blues performers who have called the DC region home, Miles cites as his teachers and influences John Jackson, John Cephas, Michel Baytop, Archie Edwards, and Eleanor Ellis. Miles took formal guitar lessons for a time from Paul Bell, current guitarist with the Nighthawks.

Resa Gibbs, lead vocalist and percussionist for M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio (a trio steeped in the Piedmont Blues tradition), is known for her warm, soulful and heartfelt sound. A sought-after vocal instructor, she was honored by the opportunity to instruct/lead blues vocal performance classes at Augusta Heritage Center’s Blues & Swing Week in 2016, 2017 and 2018.