ADVERTISE WITH US

Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved reader experience across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

Reverend Gary Davis

Reverend Gary Davis - Blues Singer, guitar, harmonica (1896 - 1972)

Reverend Gary Davis was simply one of the finest finger-pickers ever to play a guitar, a leading practitioner of the ragtime-imbued Piedmont school of blues. A vital source of early ragtime and country blues guitar, his innovative style reached beyond his time-frame, as a key influence for many folk and blues musicians of the ‘60’s.

Read more

Discography

Videos

Similar

Ma Rainey Ma Rainey
vocalist
Mississippi John Hurt Mississippi John Hurt
guitar, acoustic
Big Bill Broonzy Big Bill Broonzy
guitar, acoustic
Sleepy John Estes Sleepy John Estes
guitar, acoustic
Bukka White Bukka White
guitar, slide
Blind Willie McTell Blind Willie McTell
guitar, 12-string
Mance Lipscomb Mance Lipscomb
guitar, acoustic
Tampa Red Tampa Red
guitar, slide