Guy Davis is one of today’s most prominent Blues artists. This man has been nominated for nine ‘Handy Awards’ over the years, and there are many notables in the entertainment world who call themselves Guy Davis fans including Jackson Browne, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Jessica Lange.
Guy Davis is part soulful troubadour, part showman, part interpreter, but wherever he performs, he brings his all. And his “all” is the Blues. Guy has storytelling in his blood, he is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player and he brings them all to his performances.
Though raised in the New York City area, he grew up hearing accounts of life in the rural south from his parents (actors/writers Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis) and especially his grandparents, and they made their way into his own stories and songs.
Throughout his life, Davis has had overlapping interests in music and acting (he has starred on Broadway in the revival of “Finian’s Rainbow”, recreating the role made famous by ‘Blues Master’, harmonica ace, Sonny Terry and performed Off-Broadway as legendary blues player Robert Johnson in “Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil”.)