Guy Davis, Acoustic Blues and Storytelling
Saturday, February 4, 2012 • 8pm
Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland
We are so jazzed to be bringing Guy Davis back to Ashland. He appeared twice at the Rogue Valley Blues Festival. First time in 2003, he performed his one-man play “In Bed With the Blues: the adventures of Fishy Waters.” The second time in 2005 when he performed on the main stage on Friday evening and also gave a children’s presentation on Saturday.
Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is a blues guitarist and banjo player, actor, and musician. He is the son of actors Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis. Davis says his blues music is inspired by the southern speech of his grandmother. Though raised in the 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. One night on a train from Boston to New York he picked up finger picking from a nine-fingered guitar player. His first exposure to the blues was at a summer camp in Vermont run by Pete Seeger’s brother John Seeger, where he learned how to play the 5-string banjo.
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