Why You Should Go: 22 year old guitar prodigy Davy Knowles has been turning heads on both sides of the pond for several years now. Hailing from the tiny Isle of Man in the UK, Knowles incendiary guitar style has earned comparisons to legendary guitarists ranging from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Jimi Hendrix. Propelled by a fierce version of the classic “Outside Woman Blues” made famous by Cream in the late 60’s, his first album, Roll Away, exploded onto the blues scene in 2007 and put his name on the radar of critics and fans alike.
In addition to serious guitar chops, Knowles possesses an improbably mature and weathered voice for such a young man. This only adds to his credibility in the music world as he howls and barks the blues like he has lived them for decades upon decades. His 2009 release Coming Up for Air, picked up where Roll Away left off and throws the listener straight into the fray with the powerful one two punch of the title track followed by the arena ready, train wreck anthem, “Riverbed.”
Though his albums are very solid, it is damn near impossible to catch lighting in a bottle and the only way to truly experience what Knowles is capable of is to see him live. Pete Townshend and The Who have invited him to share their stage, as has Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy and modern Jam guitar titan, Warren Haynes. The kid keeps good company, and if there is any justice in the world his name will soon be mentioned in the same breath as any one of these legends.
Venue: The Fox Theatre 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO – 303.443.3399
$23 DoS (+$2 if under 21)
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