Reverend Gary Davis

American blues and gospel singer and guitarist
One of the most influential bluesmen in terms of the evolution of folk and rock fingerpicking
BornApril 30, 1896
HometownLaurens, South Carolina, United States


Harlem Street Singer

This rich portrait tells the little-known story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime, and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural south to the streets of Harlem, the film is a revealing portrait of an artist whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians. Harlem Street Singer celebrates the beauty and spirituality of his music as well as the human qualities that ma

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