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|— May 2 —|
|with Tough Old Bird|
Photo by Richard Dowdy
The routes, and roots, of Guy Davis' blues are as diverse as the music form itself. It can be soulful, moaning out a people's cry, or playful and bouncy as a hay-ride.
Guy can tell you stories of his great-grandparents and his grandparents, they're days as track linemen, and of their interactions with the infamous KKK. He can also tell you that as a child raised in middle-class New York suburbs, the only cotton he's picked is his underwear up off the floor.
He's 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.
Tough Old Birds is the combined songwriting of brothers Matt and Nathan Corrigan from Fillmore, New York. They play a blend of folk and blues that reflects the rural landscape they came from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town.