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Guy Davis

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Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952 in New York, NY), is the son of stage and film performers Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Davis is an award-winning blues guitarist, actor, and musician.

Davis made his stage debut at age 16 in the play “Cotton Comes to Harlem”. He recorded an album for the Folkways label in 1978, appeared in the film “Beat Street” in 1984, appeared on the daytime television drama “One Life to Live”, appeared in the play “Mulebone”—with a score by Taj Mahal—in 1991. He also portrayed bluesman Robert Johnson in the play “Trick the Devil” in 1993. Davis signed with the Red House label and recorded his Delta Blues debut, Stomp Down Rider in 1995. Since then he has performed and recorded acoustic blues. His releases include “Call Down the Thunder”, “You Don’t Know My Mind” and “Butt Naked Free”.

In 2010, he appeared in the Broadway Revival of “Finian’s Rainbow”, composing and performing the “Dance of the Golden Crock”, a duet for harmonica and ballet dancer.

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