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Daniel Beaumont

Assoc. Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Religion And Classics

Areas of expertise: Arabic languages and literature, history of the blues, the music of delta bluesman Son House

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu
585.276.3256

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Recent work of Daniel Beaumont


In the News

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
How did Son House get to Rochester?
August 26, 2015

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The ongoing Son House 'Revival" continues this week
August 25, 2015

Hattiesburg American
Mississippi Blue Trail market to be unveiled in New York
August 24, 2015

Jackson Clarion-Ledger
Celebration to honor Delta bluesman
August 20, 2015

Rochester City Newspaper
The Son also rises
August 19, 2015

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Geva taking Son Houses heroic life to the stage
January 03, 2015

All About Jazz
Daniel Beaumont: Preachin' the Blues - The Life and Times of Son House
August 27, 2011

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Son House blues
July 23, 2011

Clarion Ledger
Books Q&A: Daniel Beaumont
July 03, 2011

The Seattle Times
'Preachin' the Blues': the life and times of enigmatic bluesman Son House
June 30, 2011

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Memorialize blues legend Eddie 'Son' House
June 27, 2011

Big Road Blues
Big Road Blues Show 5/29/11: Preachin’ The Blues – The World of Son House
May 29, 2011

WHAM TV ABC 13
Son House Tribute Part I (video)
June 04, 2010

WXXI
A Blues Legend Remembered--For the Benefit of the Homeless
May 28, 2010

WXXI
A Blues Legend Remembered--For the Benefit of the Homeless
May 28, 2010

13WHAM-TV
Tribute to Son House for Charity
June 05, 2009

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Blues guitarist Hammond, others in Rochester to honor Son House
June 03, 2009

Democrat and Chronicle
Tribute to Son House is a fitting way to help Rochester's homeless
June 05, 2008

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News Releases

'Hot Blues for the Homeless' Benefit Concert: A Tribute to Son House
June 02, 2008

Course and Show Spotlight "The Devil's Music"
July 07, 2003



Biography
Professor Beaumont grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After working in Libya in 1981-82, he began study of Arabic. In 1991, obtained a Ph.D. from Princeton in Arabic literature, and came to Rochester the next year. In 2002, Slave of Desire, his study of the Arabian Nights, appeared. Since 2001 he has also taught a course on the blues. In recent years he has published articles on Arabic literature, contemporary American and European literature, and the blues. He has also made several video documentaries, among them, So Much Truth about bluesman Joe Beard, and "Room Tone," a critique of contemporary life. He is also the author of PREACHIN’ THE BLUES: The Life and Times of Son House (Oxford Press 2011).