Fri20Oct20177:30 PMMOVED TO CROSSINGS ART GALLERY (Next Door)
Blues, Rock and Roots musician Davy Knowles brings the State Theatre stage to life on Friday, October 20. His music is reminiscent of old-time blues made brilliant by Knowles himself. He lights up the stage with masterful ownership of his craft.
From the very start Knowles earned the respect of fans, media and musicians alike, including some of his own musical heroes such as Peter Frampton, Joe Satrianni, and Warren Haynes. British Blues Legend, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, Moody Marsden Band) is another fan - "Davy Knowles continues to amaze me – he's still so young and yet he plays, writes and sings with such maturity. He's immersed himself in the styles of many great players and has emerged with his own brand, playing with a smile on his face. He's a rare bird, one I will continue to watch and study".
Throughout this musical journey, Isle of Man-born Knowles has kept 'the blues' close to his heart; "I love the guitar as an instrument, it's so versatile and endlessly challenging, but whilst I will try play any style to meet that challenge, blues is the music I first fell in love with, and I have always connected deeply with it. I enjoy playing the historian, and am fascinated by all facets of the genre, from the earliest field recordings, to the more recent guitar gods that electrified and supercharged this music. It's from all along this timeline that I like to draw influence from."
Knowles' journey started with the local music circuit, leading to coming to America at the age of 19 in 2007. Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles 'Come Home' from the debut album Roll Away and 'Tear Down the Walls' and 'Coming Up For Air' from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart. "Davy already has a recognizable style. He's definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century," – Peter Frampton
Knowles continues a relentless tour regime in support of his albums, taking in legendary festivals Lollapalooza, Memphis In May, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits and headlining shows at The Troubadour, Red Rocks, World Cafe and The Iridium. He also toured with Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, The Who, Warren Haynes, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rhythm Devils, and the Satriani/Hagar inspired supergroup Chickenfoot. "It's an incredible, inspiring education to play with musicians and artists of that caliber"– DK.
Other highlights include playing live to Astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston – one of only a handful of artists to be invited to do so – three tours of the UK and Europe and numerous international festivals including Jakarta, Tokyo, and Perth, Australia.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 day of show, available through Crossings. To reserve tickets, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com, call 507-732- 7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.