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Jumpin Hot Club presents

Guy Davis + Guy Askew

Wednesday 30 October, 2024. 7.30pm doors.


Subject to online booking fee. Tickets available without fee direct in person from GCT Cafe Bar. Advance booking recommended due to limited capacity).

One of Jumpin' Hot's favourite shows of 2023 was the American bluesman/songster Guy Davis.

Blues Blast Magazine called him … one of the most gifted acoustic musicians on the planet,” and well, we just have to agree.

Multi-instrumentalist Guy Davis is a two-time, back-to-back Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues, musician, actor, author, songwriter, and so much more than just a bluesman, a troubadour of the folk tradition, and a master of his craft.

Guy uses a blend of Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock, and Spoken Word to comment on and address the frustrations of social injustice, touching on historical events and common life struggles.

His background in theatre is pronounced in his songs' lyrical storytelling. His storytelling is sometimes painful, deep, and real, an earthy contrast to modern-day commercial music meant to create thought, underlined by gentle tones from his guitar or banjo fingerpicking.

Equally at ease with six or twelve-string guitar, five-string banjo, harmonica, and even the didgeridoo, Guy’s work has seen him perform alongside Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Dr John, Taj Mahal and Joss Stone, opening for Chuck Berry, Joan Armatrading, and BB King, and perform all over the globe. Adventures that once saw him chased out of Red Square in Moscow for trying to sing, performing in the then Soviet-occupied East Berlin, and in front of an iceberg in Greenland!

His shows feature a mixture of his own original material alongside classic cover songs from such luminaries as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Bob Dylan.

“ A superb songwriter whose lyrics evoke the storytelling poetic tradition of the blues ” The Country Blues Magazine

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