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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Guy Davis Feeling The Love!!

 Juba Dance by Guy Davis
Feeling The Love From Press & Radio

More Tour Dates Added Including Boston & NYC

Northport N.Y. - M.C. Records is proud to announce that Guy Davis' delightful and deep recording Juba Dance is receiving a tremendous response from radio and media. This week it currently no. 4 on The Roots Music Report. Click the link to check it out!

In other radio news Guy Davis will be recording a performance on the syndicated radio program Woodsong's Old Time Radio Hour this Monday in Lexington KY. More info can be found here;
Also, Guy's song "Lost Again" will air on the syndicated radio program The Blues Mobile as Elwood's Blues Breaker, on October 19/20. How awesome is that!

Curious? Guy Davis' Juba Dance  can be downloaded and/or streamed via Airplay Direct. Click the logo to check it out!

Juba Dance  released on September 10 is Guy's 1st full-length recording in four years. It features Fabrizzio Poggi on harmonica and The Blind Boys of Alabama as special guests.  Guy has also added a bunch of tour dates, scroll down to find out more. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Juba Dance is a 13 track, stripped down recording contain Guy's own compositions and choice covers by Blind Lemon Jefferson, Rev. Robert Wilkins and Blind Willie McTell. Click on the cover to check out Guy Davis and Fabrizzio Poggi performing a live version of the track "That's No Way To Get Along."

Check out These Right On Reviews!

In the hands of Guy and a few of his peers, the traditional blues forms remain timeless – as relevant in 2013 as they were 30, 50 or 80 years ago.
Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif

Guy Davis…is a terrific Piedmont blues picker, Davis never loses sight of the blues as good time music, the original forum for dancing on top of one's sorrows." -- Dave Marsh

Killer stuff that really connects.
Midwest Records

Juba Dance has its heart in the exact right place.
Something Else

Weaving through the rhythms and musical narrations of this 13-track, stripped down acoustic recording are the American storytelling traditions that Guy Davis has pulled from since he came on the scene in 1978. Original Davis compositions played alongside choice covers of iconic pre-war blues figures Blind Lemon Jefferson, Rev. Robert Wilkins, and Blind Willie McTell provide a seamless musical hand-off that is as familiar and undulating as their source in the southern countryside. What in lesser hands could have descended into easy sentimentalism instead comes together under Davis’ passionate musicianship into an original and soaring sonic journey. Juba Dance has feet planted in worlds both old and new; in blues, folk, and our country’s singular, rich African American musical heritage, and it impresses with every step how vital to our understanding of American life these authentic musical forms still are today.

Guy Davis is an artist who has excelled in many disciplines; he is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. He has received accolades and praise for his performance off-Broadway as the legendary Robert Johnson in “Robert Johnson: Trick The Devil,” winning the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive Award”.  Likewise, he received rave reviews for his appearance on Broadway in “Finian's Rainbow,” playing the part originally played by the legendary Sonny Terry.  He has been nominated for nearly a dozen Blues Awards and has performed on such shows as Prairie Home Companion, Late Show With David Letterman and Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Guy Davis on Tour!
  • Setp. 30 - Oct. 4, Fairless Hills, Yardley, PA  - Pennsbury School District 
  • Oct. 6, 2013 Somerville, MA -  Davis Square Theater     
  • Oct. 10, Sarasota Peace Center -  Sarasota, FL
  • Oct. 12-13, New Port Richey, FL -  Suncoast Theatre
  • Oct. 16, House Concert -  Big Pine Key, FL
  • Oct. 18-24,  Ft. Lauderdale, FL -  Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise 
  • Nov. 1, 2013 Robbinsville, NJ House Concert
  • Nov. 7, 2013 Brooklyn, NY - Caffe Lena
  • Nov. 8, Wellsville Art Center - Wellsville, NY
  • Nov. 9,  White Plains, NY -  Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse
  • Nov. 10, The Falcon  -  Marlboro, NY

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