Guy Davis to bring the blues to LPCA, Oct. 3

LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is proud to host Renaissance Bluesman Guy Davis Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and selling fast. Reserve your seats today by calling 523-2512. Whether Guy Davis is appearing on Late Night With Conan OBrien or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillors, A Prairie Home Campanion, Davis feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his all. The routes and roots of his blues are as diverse as the music form itself. It can be soulful, moaning out a peoples cry, or playful and bouncy as a hay-ride. Davis can tell stories of his great-grandparents and his grandparents, theyre days as track linemen, and of their interactions with the infamous KKK. He can also tell you that as a child raised in middle-class New York suburbs, the only cotton hes picked is his underwear up off the floor. Hes a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis 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. Most recently Guy had the honor of appearing in the PBS special on Jazz and Blues artist, the late Howard Armstrong. And he was an honored guest at the Kennedy Center Awards, in which his folks received their medals, alongside other recipients like Warren Beatty, Elton John and composer John Williams from the President of the United States. Dont miss Bluesman Guy Davis live at the Lake Placid Center. For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit online at www.LakePlacidArts.org

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