Guy Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every note of Davis' creativity.
Davis' creative roots run deep. Though raised in the in a middle class family in New York City area, he grew up hearing accounts of life in the rural south from his parents and especially his grandparents, and they made their way into his own stories and songs. Davis taught himself the guitar (never having the patience to take formal lessons) and learned by listening to and watching other musicians.
Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters. His influences are varied including such great blues musicians as Blind Willie McTell (and his way of story telling), Skip James, Manse Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotton, and Buddy Guy, among others. If you like the blues, you’re going to love Guy Davis. Enjoy!
Saturday Blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI901vQsEig
Driftin Blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTWys-IkSPw
Matchbox Blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_q1x9FcOpQ
See that my grave is kept clean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boDyiHlCgGM&feature=related
Step it up and go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqPwD3tfHo0&feature=related
The Chocolate Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl6TSiHJUbI&feature=related
Things about comin my way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV_fMSmwMOo&feature=related
You don’t know my mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7f_tPYxZNM&feature=related
Uncle Tom is Dead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NSucGzAZA&feature=related
Little Liza Jane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uABe-u6Mps&feature=related
The kind of blues that Guy Davis plays conjures up visions of old bluesmen sitting on a porch on a hot Mississippi summer evening making incredible music with cheap guitars and bottleneck slides, so I think we need a refreshing summer wine like a 2009 La Cana Albarino. Light gold colored with an aroma of lemon and flowers, it has a silky palate filled with pineapple, lemon, and green apples that carries through to a brilliant long finish full of citrus and just the right amount of minerality. It’s an absolutely delicious wine and great for tapping your toe on a warm summer evening listening to the blues. Enjoy!