Woodsongs 734: Guy Davis, Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers and Sue Massek

published 5 years ago by The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour Vodcast

GUY DAVIS has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and per-formance pieces. Guy has been recording since 1978 - he is a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. 'Juba dance' is Guy's latest, released by our friends at M.C. Records. It's a stripped down recording contain Guy's own compositions and choice covers by Blind Lemon Jefferson, Rev. Robert Wilkins and Blind Willie McTell. guydavis.com SI KAHN & THE LOOPING BROTHERS have teamed up for an extraordinary album that features the best-known songs from this legendary songwriter, author, playwright and activist in a bluegrass setting. The Looping Brothers are one of Europe's most respected and best-loved bluegrass bands. On their joint CD 'Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions' the Looping Brothers handpicked and ar-ranged the material and cast each of Si's classic songs in a new light. sikahn.com & looping-brothers.de SUE MASSEK is best know as the banjoist and singer of Kentucky's Reel World String Band. This musician, artist, activist and educator from Willisburg, Kentucky is an official Master Artist for the Kentucky Arts Council's Master/Apprentice pro-gram. Sue is committed to using the music she writes and the songs she sings as tools for social justice, and recently released a solo recording project, 'Brave is the Heart of a Singing Bird,' a tribute to those people who influenced her music and activism. Sue is currently touring nationally with the one-woman play with music 'Precious Memories,' written for her by Si Kahn, in which she stars as Eastern Kentucky traditional singer and union songwriter Sarah Ogan Gunning. Sue's performance of an excerpt from the show on WoodSongs will be the first time any part of this work has been heard or seen outside a theater. suemassek.com/

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