Guy Davis with Shun Ng
"Davis' folksy and humble stage presence, combined
with his humorous monologues, made one feel that
this was not a concert, but rather, an impromptu
performance on a front porch down in some southern
swamp. Indeed, at times Davis had the audience
singing, clapping and stomping their feet."
--Daily Herald Tribune, Grand Prairie, Alberta
Guy Davis a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of Davis' creativity.
Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance pieces.
Bluesman Guy has contributed songs on a host of 'Tribute' and 'Compilation albums', including collections on bluesmen Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, for Putumayo Records collections including, "From Mali to Memphis" and the children's album called, "Sing Along With Putumayo", for tradition-based rockers like the Grateful Dead, songwriters like Nick Lowe, and for Bob Dylan's 60th birthday CD called, "A Nod to Bob", even on a Windham Hill collection of Choral Music, and alongside performers like Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Bruce Springsteen for a collection of songs written by his friend, legendary folksinger, 'Uncle' Pete Seeger, called, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone".
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.
"When I first saw Shun play I was dazzled by his technique and captivated by his guitar groove.. I quickly realized that his music has that special quality, the dream of all musicians, the natural ability to touch
the heart of the listener."
- Tuck Andress (Tuck & Patti)
The Hive (View)
84 Main Street, route 1
Kennebunk, ME 04043
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|