BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Blues composer/musician Guy Davis will perform free at the grand finale of Broward County Library’s Blues School to be held on Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.
Davis, who incorporates classic blues, African-American storytelling and his own original compositions into his performances, has a string of critically acclaimed CDs including Legacy, which was selected as one of National Public Radio’s “Best CDs of the Year,” as well as his 2006 release Skunkmello.
An actor, writer, composer and director, Davis, son of actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Lee, has performed off-Broadway and in his own one-man show. For the past decade, he’s focused on his music – writing, recording and releasing seven well-received albums. Influenced by classic blues performers such as Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt, Davis has garnered an eclectic collection of fans including Maya Angelou and actress Jessica Lange.
“We’re really thrilled that we could get Guy Davis to play our Blues School finale,” says Tim "Hurricane" Bain, supervisor of Main Library’s AV/Popular Library and one of Blues School’s organizers. “He was our first choice when we were talking about the Blues School program because of his reputation as both a blues musician and an educator. It’s going to be an amazing program and I thank the Broward Public Library Foundation for making it possible.”
Blues School with Guy Davis is free and open to the public. For more information and details, call 954-357-7454 or visit www.broward.org/library and click on the Blues School banner. To learn more about Guy Davis and his music, visit www.guydavis.com.
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