Mar 17

Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings and Band Performing on the Arcade Stage from Noon to 2 PM

Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings really knows the essence of the Blues. Born in Columbia, SC and raised on a farm in Hobbsville, NC, with ten brothers and sisters, he lived the Blues everyday. Music became his escape and the first song he learned to play was “Big Boss Man” by Jimmy Reed. After migrating to Baltimore, MD, “Big Daddy” continued to develop as a musician, performing in local R&B and Jazz bands, all the while dreaming of recording his own Blues project.

“Big Daddy” has shared the stage with Hubert Sumlin, Michael Burks, Marva Wright, Mark Hummel and Candye Kane and “Mesmerized” the crowd with his Powerful Performance on the Main Stage at Artscape’s 25th Anniversary. He also represented The Baltimore Blues Society at the 22nd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, in 2006.