As part of The Village at Lake Las Vegas’ free concert series “Jazz on the Lake,” award-winning bluesman Guy Davis will perform on Saturday, July 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is a stop on Davis’s tour promoting his new hit Red House release Sweetheart Like You.
Davis, an accomplished musician, composer, actor, director and performer is the son of actors Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis. Raised in New York City, Davis taught himself to play the guitar by listening to and watching other artists perform. His songs, inspired by stories of rural life in the south he heard from his parents and grandparents, all revolve around love, family and the often challenging paths life can take.
In 1995, Davis released his first album with Red House Records called Stomp Down Rider, which landed on top 10 lists across the country. Over the years, Davis has released eight albums, many of which have received national recognition and awards. In 2006 he released Skunkmello, which included hits such as “Natural Born Eas’ Man,” “It Takes Love to Make a Home” and “Blackberry Ramble.” Skunkmello received three Blues Award nominations and rave reviews from jazz and blues magazine DownBeat.
Davis’ newest album, Sweetheart Like You, was released in February 2009 and is a mix of acoustic blues and soulful sounds. For this album Davis collaborated with accomplished producer John Platania who has worked with other notable performers such as Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt and Chip Taylor. The album features his unique takes on classic hits like “Can’t Be Satisfied” and “Follow Me Down.” Inspired by his mother, “Words to My Mama’s Song,” bring a heartfelt personal touch to the album.
The Village is the perfect spot for jazz and blues fans to kick back, relax and unwind as they take in the soulful smooth sounds of Guy Davis. Guests can stroll through The Village visiting the many stores, dine in one of the many culinary hotspots or cruise the lake. “Jazz on the Lake” concert series is free and open to the public. No coolers please. Special thanks go to Casino MonteLago for sponsoring this event. For more information please visit www.montelagovillage.com or www.lakelasvegasevents.com.