“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Date of Birth:
April 30, 1896
Date of Death:
May 5, 1972
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, was a blues and gospel singer and guitarist. His unique finger-picking style influenced many other artists and his students in New York City included Stefan Grossman, Roy Book Binder, Woody Mann, Nick Katzman, Dave Van Ronk, Tom Winslow, and Ernie Hawkins. His musical influence extends from the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Wizz Jones and Jorma Kaukonen to Keb Mo, Ollabelle and Resurrection Band.