Guy Davis, An Evening of the Blues September 28

Guy Davis, smiling, holding a red guitar on bleachers with poster info. African-American blues guitarist and more. Concert at UUCS 2017-09-28Come and enjoy an Evening of Blues and more, with renowned Bluesman Guy Davis, Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem. Tickets are $20, available at the door or on eventbrite.com

The son of famed actors/directors/civil rights activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee is not only a first-rate blues singer and guitar-player, he’s also known for being a prolific actor, a great songwriter, and a man of the theatre. In all of these artistic activities, Guy remains deeply connected with the cultural history of his African-American heritage.
Guy has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji. However, there’s one man that Guy most credits for his harmonica techniques, by stealing and crediting from him everything that he could, and that man is the legendary Sonny Terry.