Guy Davis (Musician)

Guy Davis (Musician)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is a blues guitarist and banjo player, actor, and musician. He is the son of actors Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis. Davis says his blues music is inspired by the southern speech of his grandmother. 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. His first exposure to the blues was at a summer camp in Vermont run by Pete Seeger's brother John Seeger, where he learned how to play the 5-string banjo.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136588161
  • 9786136588162