Bluesman Guy Davis will take the stage at Tuttle Hall Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, for “Blues In Tuttle Hall.”
Davis, the son of legendary actors Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, he is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of Davis’ creativity.
Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance pieces.
Whether Davis is appearing on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Mountain Stage,” David Dye’s “World Café” or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a music camp, Davis feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his all.
His influences are as varied as the days. Musically, he enjoyed such great blues musicians as Blind Willie McTell (and his way of story telling), Skip James, Manse Lipscomb, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotton, and Buddy Guy, among others. It was through Taj Mahal that he found his way to the old time blues.
The event is open to the public. General admission tickets are $15 each or $10 with a CSJ student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the show. For more information, call 558-7587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.