Guy Davis is a musician, storyteller, author, and actor considered to be “America’s greatest link to the blues right now” (Windsor Star). Guy has been turning out chart-topping, award-winning blues since his debut in 1995. Guy’s latest album, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train, received a Grammy nomination, as well as nominations for 2018 Best Acoustic Artist and Best Acoustic Album by the Blues Music Association. His album Kokomo Kidd was named 2016 Acoustic Record of the Year by Blues Blast Magazine and received nominations for the Blues Music Association Acoustic Album of the Year 2016 and Acoustic Artist of the Year. These awards follow his 2014 Blues Music Association nominations for Acoustic Album of the Year (Juba Dance) and Acoustic Artist of the Year. Guy Davis “breathes new life into the country blues idiom” (Blues Blast Magazine). The son of famed actor/civil rights activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Guy celebrates and expands the music and stories he learned at the knees of his parents and grandparents. This most recent recognition continues Guy’s history of honors, including awards from National Public Radio and the Blues Foundation, including the W.C. Handy Keeping the Blues Alive Award and nine Handy Award nominations, as well as acclaim on and off-Broadway. Guy also received the 2017 Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Most recently, Guy received a nomination for Best Acoustic Artist by the Blues Foundation.
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