12/02 Fri 8:30 ~ GUY DAVIS; with special guest Mitch Katz ~ $20 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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12/02 Fri 8:30 ~ GUY DAVIS; with special guest Mitch Katz ~ $20 +$2 processing

Throughout his life, Guy Davis has had overlapping interests in music and acting. He made his Broadway musical debut in 1991 in the Zora Neale Hurston/Langston Hughes collaboration "Mulebone," which featured the music of Taj Mahal. In 1993 he performed Off-Broadway as legendary blues player Robert Johnson in "Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil." He received rave reviews and became the 1993 winner of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping The Blues Alive Award," presented to him by Robert Cray at the W.C. Handy Awards ceremony.

Looking for more ways to combine his love of blues, music, and acting, Davis created material for himself. He wrote "In Bed with the Blues: The Adventures of Fishy Waters" -- an engaging and moving one-man show. The Off-Broadway debut in 1994 received critical praise from the New York Times and the Village Voice.

Davis' writing projects have also included a variety of theatre pieces and plays. Davis also arranged, performed and co-wrote the music for an Emmy award winning film, "To Be a Man." In the fall of 1995, his music was used in the national PBS series, "The American Promise."

Davis also performed in a theater piece with his parents, actors/writers Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis, entitled "Two Hah Hahs And A Homeboy," staged at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. The show combined material written by Davis and his parents -- with music; African American Folklore and history; as well as performance pieces by Hurston and Hughes. Of Davis' performance, one reviewer observed that his style and writing "sounds so deeply drenched in lost black traditions that you feel that they must predate him."

Davis' latest album, "Legacy" was picked as one of the Best CDs of the Year by NPR, and the lead track on it, "Uncle Tom's Dead" was chosen as one of their Best Songs Of The Year. This of course is ironic, as FCC rules won't allow it to be played on the air, but it's a fitting tribute none the less.

"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

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* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible
   (see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
  Party of 2: One hour before show time
  Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
  Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States

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