Woody Mann Film and Concert
In his American Roots and Beyond show, Woody Mann will introduce his film, Harlem Street Singer (77 min, Trevor Laurence: Director; Woody Mann and Trevor Laurence Producers). It tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues and gospel musician whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar inspired a generation of musicians. The film traces Daviss journey out of poverty in the Deep South to his iconic status in the folk and rock scene in 1960s New York. Interviews with celebrated folk and rock musicians who knew and studied with Davis, including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Ramblin Jack Elliott are combined with rare archival footage and photographs. The film includes recently discovered concert footage of Davis and Peter, Paul & Mary from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Harlem Street Singer celebrates the beauty and spirituality of Reverend Daviss music as well as the human qualities that made him a beloved teacher and minister. This is the exciting story of an American musical icon who inspired a generation of musicians and whose legacy continues to live on in todays music scene.
The film will be followed by WOODY MANN LIVE! Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he draws inspiration from every direction, blending a myriad of influences with ease and grace. Pioneering guitar legend John Fahey said it well: You can hear classical, jazz and blues approaches somehow converging into a single sparkling sound a sound completely his own. Woody takes a fresh approach to his blues re-creations and his own compositions defy category. If there were a category simply called great music, Woodys music would belong there. Dont miss a chance to see him; you are unlikely to hear anything or anyone better in the fields that Mann has chosen to master. The Times (London)
This is a very special opportunity to be with a great artist offering the music he loves, a friend of Tompkins Corners, leaving soon after for a month-long UK tour.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (View)
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10537
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