Thursday 10th November
Guy Davis +Brooks Williams
Doors open 8pm
A special debut and UK tour for New York bluesman GUY DAVIS and Statesboro, Georgia born roots and Americana singer-songwriter BROOKS WILLIAMS, Two beautiful guitarists displaying a level of skill and humanity that makes audiences smile wherever they perform.
An Ambassador of the Blues His parallel careers as a musician, an author, a music teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor — mark Davis as a Renaissance man, yet the blues remain his first and greatest love. Growing up in a family of artists (his parents were Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis), he fell under the spell of Blind Willie McTell and Fats Waller at an early age. Guy’s one-man play, The Adventures of Fishy Waters In Bed With the Blues, premiered Off-Broadway in the ‘90s and has since been released as a double CD.
He went on to star Off-Broadway as the legendary Robert Johnson in Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil, winning the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award. He followed the footsteps of another blues legend when he joined the Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow, playing the part originally done in 1947 by Sonny Terry
Along the way he cut nine acclaimed albums for the Red House label and three for his own label, Smokeydoke Records; and was nominated for nearly a dozen Blues Awards.
Ranked one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, singer-songwriter Brooks Williams writes groove-laden songs and delivers them with an easy-going vocal style and monstrous guitar chops. Walking the line between blues and Americana, Williams has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales.
With nearly 20 albums to his name he is according to Americana UK, “impossible not to like.”
Bookings are not currently available for this event.