Recognized as one of the elite acoustic bluesmen of his time, Guy Davis has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji. However, there’s one man Davis credits most for his harmonica techniques — the legendary Sonny Terry. Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues.” His work as an actor, author, and music teacher establish him as a renaissance man of the blues.
Reedwood Friends Church, 2901 SE Steele Street. Friday, March 15, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $22.47 general , $19.47 Portland Folkmusic Society Member, $11.97 Student (prices include service fees) available at Seatyourself.biz.