The Village Hall
Saturday 10th May 2014
Guy Davis – singer, songwriter, guitarist, banjo player, raconteur, actor and director.
Guy Davis was born (12th May 1952) and raised in New York. His parents Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were actors of note and Guy at an early age was interested in following in the family mold. His acting career began in the 1984 film Beat Street opposite Rae Dawn Chong and on television as Dr. Josh Hall on One Life to Live.
His grandmother inspired his interest in blues music and in 1978 he recorded his first album “Dreams About Life” for Folkways Records wherein he sings on side two of my cassette “Never Fart In Front Of Company” which he probably now would wish to have deleted! Since then has recorded fourteen albums the last being in 2013 “Juba Dance”.
An interesting man whose music I have collected from the start and have always found enough stimulating material to urge me on to buy the next CD.
I look forward to seeing him in the flesh.
p.s. I have just noticed that Guy had to wait thirteen years before his next album was released - wonder if it had anything to do with "that track" on side two of his first album.