Guy Davis


Unlock the windows, let in some air and sun, and crank up this juicy acoustic blues-folk gem. Chances are, your buddy next-door will pop over with a beer, the dog-walking gal will slow down to chat, and pretty soon a porch-sittin’ afternoon will materialize. Like Taj Mahal and the genius pantheon of early country-blues storytellers who’ve guided generations of rockers, Guy Davis exudes wise and joyous earthiness. A big-voiced multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, banjo, mandolin and stomping foot), he has mastered both Delta and Piedmont picking styles, slide and finger picking. His 11 originals seamlessly nestle up next to Blind Willie McTell, Josh White and Tommy Johnson songs. Davis, the royal-blood son of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, authoritatively reclaims a positive black music legacy.