Harlem Street Singer

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Directors in person!

The Reverend Gary Davis, blind since infancy, honed his music in North Carolina’s blues scene before moving to Harlem in the 1940s, preaching and performing on street corners. The 1960s folk revival saw a renewed interest in the virtuoso guitarist, culminating in a memorable performance at the Newport Folk Festival. This tribute gives Davis his due, noting his influence on a generation of folk and blues musicians, including The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, David Bromberg and Peter, Paul and Mary’s Peter Yarrow.

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 78 minutes
  • Director Simeon Hutner & Trevor Laurence

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