Legendary New York City bluesman Guy Davis makes his Carleton debut (finally) on Monday, November 23rd! Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $20 advanced or $25 at the door.
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 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 five-string banjo and that, as they say, is where it all started.
Famously the son of actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Guy dabbled in his parents’ business (in television, films and theatre) but music is where he’s made his most indelible mark and over the past 30 years he has released 15 critically acclaimed albums.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch a true master in the intimate confines of The Carleton!