Guy Davis


with special guest Fabrizio Poggi

Saturday, February 6 at 8pm
SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center

Special Guitar Workshop with Guy Davis before the show!
3pm SITNIK THEATER
Limited Availability
$10.00 fee applied toward ticket purchase
MUST contact CSC box office to reserve: (908) 979 - 0900

 

"Davis’ folksy and humble stage presence, combined with his humorous monologues, made one feel that this was not a concert, but rather, an imprompt 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

 

 

Whether Guy Davis is appearing on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Campanion”, “Mountain Stage” or David Dye’s,“World Café”., in front of 15,000 people on the Main Stage of a major festival, or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a Music Camp, Guy feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his ‘all’.  His ‘all’ is the Blues.

The routes, and roots, of his 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.

His influences are as varied as the days.  Musically, he enjoyed such great blues musicians as Blind Willie McTell (and his way of story telling), Skip James, Manse Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotton, and Buddy Guy, among others.  It was through Taj Mahal that he found his way to the old time blues.  He also loved such diverse musicians as Fats Waller and Harry Belafonte.

Davis' creative roots run deep.   Though raised in the New York City area, he grew up hearing accounts of life in the rural south from his parents and especially his grandparents, and they made their way into his own stories and songs.  Davis taught himself the guitar (never having the patience to take formal lessons) and learned by listening to and watching other musicians.  One night on a train from Boston to New York he picked up finger picking from a nine-fingered guitar player.

For more information on Guy Davis click here!

     

Guy Davis on MSG in New York                                                                  Guy Davis - "Things About Coming My Way"
                                                                                                                 Performed at Club Passim, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA, February 18, 2006

 

"Fabrizio Poggi is a terrific italian harmonica player"
DAN AYKROYD, Elwood Blues – The Blues Brothers

"Fabrizio is a multi talented musician, a man who lives, walks, talks, and is the blues.  Fabrizio is a star player, one of a handful of the very best, who not only plays A1+ harmonica, but writes great lyrics, and sings very nice to, coupled with so much meaningful expression, and tone. I love this Artist, truly, and certainly is one of a handful of today’s living harmonica Legends."
Shaun Monument May – World of Harmonica

 

FABRIZIO POGGI singer, Hohner Award harmonica player, traveller, musicologist, writer, journalist and amazing performer, has recorded fifteen albums, mostly in USA.  His performances have been described as dramatic, totally captivating, amazing, engaging and soulful with a sound truly unique.  During his long career has played at the most prestigious clubs and festivals in Italy, Europe and USA (Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana) performing on stage or on his own recordings with legendary artists as: Garth Hudson of THE BAND and Bob Dylan, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Bibb, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, Guy Davis, Flaco Jiménez, Little Feat, Marcia Ball, Billy Joe Shaver, Zachary Richard, Ronnie Earl, Kim Wilson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eamon McLoughlin of The Greencards, Nora Guthrie, Otis Taylor, Ponty Bone of Joe Ely Band, Bob Brozman, Eric Andersen, Richard Thompson, Floyd Domino, Tom Russell, Jimmy LaFave, John Inmon of Omar & The Howlers, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Lou Marini, Alan Rubin, Rob Paparozzi of Blood, Sweat & Tears, Seth Walker,  David Bromberg, Kenny Grimes, Don Raby,Eddie Bo, Dave Peabody, Beppe Gambetta, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Joe D’Urso, Jesse Malin, Johnny Irion, Grayson Capps, B.B. Morse, Lynn Daniel,  Super Chickan, Billy Gibson, Steve Mendell, Allman Brothers Band bass player, and Stevie Ray Vaughan producer; Billy Gregory, guitar player with Professor Longhair, Willie Deville, Dr. John andJohn Lee Hooker and many others.

 

 

Performance Time:
Saturday, February 6 at 8pm
SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center

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Saturday $25.00

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