Guy Davis (USA)Thu 1st June 2023
Doors at 6.30pm, show at 7.30pm.
The return of one of our very favourite bluesmen from New York!
Multi-instrumentalist Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, musician, actor, author, songwriter, so much more than just a bluesman, a troubadour of the folk tradition, and a master of his craft.
Guy uses a blend of Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock, Rap, Spoken Word, and World Music to comment on and address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events, and common life struggles.
His background in theatre is pronounced through the lyrical storytelling of his songs. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, an earthy contrast to modern-day commercial music, meant to create thought, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.
Equally at ease with six or twelve string guitar, five string banjo, harmonica, and even the didgeridoo, Guy’s work has seen him perform alongside Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Dr John, Taj Mahal and Joss Stone, opening for Chuck Berry, Joan Armatrading, and BB King, and perform all over the globe. Adventures that once saw him chased out of Red Square in Moscow for trying to sing, performing in the then Soviet occupied East Berlin, and in front of an iceberg in Greenland!
His shows feature a mixture of his own original material alongside classic cover songs from such luminaries as Muddy Water, Howlin’ Wolf, and Bob Dylan, and he is available to perform either solo or as a trio.
‘…a superb songwriter whose lyrics evoke the storytelling poetic tradition of the blues’ - The Country Blues Magazine
‘… one of the most gifted acoustic musicians on the planet’ - Blues Blast Magazine.