PHOTO COURTESY KENNETH UHNAK AND PAULA DIGATI

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WINTER HARBOR — Doc & Polly, the acoustic blues duo of Kenneth S. Uhnak and Paula Ann DiGati, are the featured performers in Schoodic Arts for All’s final segment in its “Holidays from the Hall Video Series.” The Winter Harbor-based performing arts organization teamed up with the Ellsworth’s Good to Go Studios to produce four videos highlighting Maine and local performing artists. The series, available for free for the public’s listening and viewing pleasure, is the organization’s gift to the community.

In “Dock & Polly,” the Winter Harbor duo perform “St. Louis Blues,” composed by W.C. Handy in 1914. Doc & Polly are known for their faithful renditions of early 20th century American acoustic blues. Ken displays a unique finger-picking guitar technique while Polly is a powerful vocalist. Since his retirement from academia, Ken has devoted much time to his passion for the blues, its history and documenting the acoustic guitar techniques of the early masters. Polly has a fine arts background. As a vocalist, her singing evokes early blues divas such as Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey.

“Dock & Polly” was jointly produced by filmmaker Kyle Lamont, Schoodic Arts’ Executive Director Colt Neidhardt and Paula Ann DiGati. Mike Perkman directed the video while Kyle Lamont was director of photography. Mike Hambrock was the sound engineer and the video was edited by Perlman

To give a listen to any of the four videos, visit schoodicartsforall.org.

For more info, call 963-2569 or email [email protected].

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