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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Guy on the Rise!

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi's Sonny & Brownie's Last Train
No. 1 On Roots Music Report!

Right On Reviews Coming In
Northport NY - Media and radio have taken quite a shine to Sonny & Brownie's Last Train by the Ambassador of the Blues, Guy Davis and international harmonica sensation Fabrizio Poggi. The homage to Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee, released on March 24, is becoming one of the most celebrated acoustic releases of 2017.

Sonny & Brownie's Last Train is currently no. 1 for the second week in a row on The Roots Music Reports Top 50 Acoustic Blues Albums.  Click the logo to see the entire chart.

Also, very proud that Sonny & Brownie's Last Train was the no. 23 album for the month of March on the 900 station Folk DJ list, even though most stations had not received it until the second week of March. You can see the entire list here,

For the past week, stations that broadcast the syndicated radio program Music City Roots have been playing a performance that Guy & Fabrizio recorded in late March. If you missed it, you can click the photo of Guy & show host, Jim Lauderdale and listen to it now.

In more good news, last week Geoffrey Himes of Paste reviewed the show that Guy and Fabrizio performed  in Nashville. You can read it here,
We've received many outstanding reviews so far for Sonny & Brownie's Last Train here's a sampling:
This is a fond look back to the music of the Piedmont blues icons, harmonica ace Sonny Terry and acoustic guitarist Brownie McGhee.   Elmore Magazine   

You'll be doing yourself a disservice by not immediately purchaing this first-rate record
American Blues Scene

Davis and Poggi’s homage to the acoustic blues greats features some great licks, with a selection
of classic blues tunes

Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train is as close as anyone living in the 21st Century will get to enjoying Terry and McGhee in concert. If you love the old masters like I do – or simply are just curious about the way they truly sounded in concert – pick this one up today. It’s Sonny and Brownie live – and taken to another level.   BluesBlast Magazine

This set is raw, primitive, and powerful -
Don & Sheryl's Blues Blog                     

On March 24, M.C. Records released Sonny & Brownie’s Last Trai
n by the Ambassador of the Blues, Guy Davis and international harmonica sensation Fabrizio Poggi. The deep, acoustic blues sessions took place in Milan Italy and were recorded live in the studio. The result captured the special musical connection that Guy and Fabrizio possess from the years of playing and recording together. You can also listen and download the new release with lyrics via Airplay Direct by clicking the cover.


Guy Davis explains the concept of the recording, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry were two musicians whose work will not be surpassed, let alone improved on. This musical opus, was produced by Fabrizio Poggi. It features our combined musical talents, and is not meant to compete with the originals. It’s meant to be a love letter to Brownie and Sonny signed by the both of us. They were two of my favorites.
This is highly recommended! - Making A Scene
Selected Guy Tour Dates - All of his dates can be found at

04/04/17 - Cambridge, MA - Regatta Bar - With Fabrizio Poggi, harmonica.
04/04/17 - 04/05/17 - Boston, MA - Berklee College of Music
04/07/17 - Halifax NS - Atlantica Hotel - Canada - With Fabrizio Poggi, harmonica
04/08/17 - Charlottetown, PEI - Pour House- Canada - With Fabrizio Poggi Harmonica
04/09/17 - 04/10/17 - Fredericton,New Brunswick - Fredericton Playhouse – Canada
Tuckerton, NJ  
Lizzie Rose Music Room - With Fabrizio Poggi Harmonica

Newark, NJ
Clement’s Place / NJ Institute of Jazz
 - With Fabrizio Poggi Harmonica
04/13/17 - Birchmere – Alexandria VA - Co bill w/ Samantha Fish
04/14/17         Philadelphia, PA      Philadelphia Folk Song Society - With Fabrizio Poggi Harmonica
04/15/17 - North County High School -  Glen Burnie, PA
04/28/17 - 04/29/17 - Grooves & Blues Guadalajara -  Mexico

05/20/17         New Holland, PA     Spring Gulch Folk Festival With Mark Murphy, Professor Louie, Gary Burke.

06/04/17         Orangeville, Ontario            Orangeville Blues & Jazz   Canada
06/08/17 - 06/11/17 Winnipeg, Manitoba            Winnipeg International Children’s Festival        Canada
06/16/17 - 06/18/17 Croton-on-Hudson, NY      Clearwater’s Great Hudson Revival        
06/23/17         Bellinzona     Bellinzona Blues     Switzerland                                     

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