Guy Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs and stories.
His wide range of influences include Blind Willie McTell, Skip James, Manse Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotton, and Buddy Guy, among others. It was through Taj Mahal that he found his way to the old time blues.
Along with recording and performing, Guy has also done residency programs for the Lincoln Center Institute, the Kennedy Center, and the State Theatre in New Jersey. He also works with “Young Audiences of NJ”, doing classroom workshops and assembly programs all across the country and in Canada for Elementary, High School, and College students.
Most recently Guy had the honor of appearing in the PBS special on Jazz and Blues artist, the late Howard Armstrong. And he was an honored guest at the Kennedy Center Awards, in which his folks received their medals, alongside other recipients like Warren Beatty, Elton John and composer John Williams from the President of the United States.
The Delaware Friends of Folk are extremely proud to host this extraordinary artist. For fans of the blues, roots music, Americana, and for all those who just love good music, don’t miss this great event on the evening of Saturday November 22nd at the Wesley College Chapel, 2 North Bradford St., Dover DE.