Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Folk, blues and gospel legend Reverend Gary Davis was born in 1896 seems custom made for the blues.  Blind since an infant, he was the only one of eight children to reach adulthood.  His father (he was told) had been shot and killed by the High Sheriff of Birmingham and his mother abused him.  Religion helped him cope with his blindness.  He became an ordained Baptist minister in 1933 in North Carolina.  His music has influenced many artists over the years, including Blind Boy Fuller, Brownie McGhee, Sonnie Terry, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Taj Mahal, Dave van Ronk, Ry Cooder, and Peter, Paul & Mary.  His musical ability has been compared to such greats as Andres Segovia and Lester Flatt.

I could listen to him all day.

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