The New York Guitar Festival’s online performance series, Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer, celebrates its final days of the festival this week. For its first-ever online festival, NYGF commissioned a diverse group of stellar artists to explore the music of blind blues musician Rev. Gary Davis. Tune in to the New York Guitar Festival YouTube Channel at 4pm EDT each day to watch performance premiers by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams (May 13), Warren Haynes (May 14), and Larkin Poe (May 15). Plus, NYGF announces today that it will host a special “encore” performance by Bill Frisell on May 16.
NYGF 2020 has premiered one video performance each day––by Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, Jorma Kaukonen, Fantastic Negrito, Amythyst Kiah, and others––since the series’ launch on May 4. Bill Frisell’s electric rendition of Rev. Gary Davis’ “Twelve Gates to the City” premiered last weekend. Watch it HERE, and tune to a special 13th day of the series to see Frisell performing an acoustic version of the same song.
Listen to the full collection of audio recordings from Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer––as debuted yesterday on WNYC’s “New Sounds”––HERE.
Daily at 4PM EDT at https://www.youtube.com/user/g
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams -Wednesday, May 13th
Warren Haynes - Thursday, May 14th
Larkin Poe - Friday, May 15th
Encore: Bill Frisell – May 16