Recent Rapid City Stevens High School graduate Maya Van Nuys assembled a cast of well-known and respected local players for a showcase concert last February at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Van Nuys is a classically trained violinist with a love for the blues and American roots music. She came up through the Dahl's Emerging Artists Series. Maya's father, guitarist Frank Van Nuys, introduced her to all kinds of music that inspired her current path as a musician. The next stage in Van Nuys' career is taking her to Kansas where she plans to further her music career with collaborator Robert Dewan. Dewan began playing guitar at the age of 10 and began touring with blues artist Randy McCallister in his teens. Dewan, Frank Van Nuys, James Van Nuys, Bob Fahey, Hank Harris, Matt Higgins, Deb Lux and Stacie Soderstrom all joined Maya as they shared their love of blues and roots music in this fast-moving showcase.