Guy Davis and Ann Rabson to Perform Acclaimed Double-Bill
Critically acclaimed and award winning blues artists Guy Davis and Ann Rabson will be performing for the first time together at on October 18 at the Thrasher Opera House in
He's a musician, composer, actor, director, and writer. But most importantly, Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeates every corner of
For the past decade,
His latest album, “Legacy” was picked as one of the Best CDs of the Year by National Public Radio (NPR), and the lead track on it, “Uncle Tom’s Dead” was chosen as one of the Best Songs of the Year. The only other artist on both lists was Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys fame.
At age thirty-five, Ann Rabson decided to learn the piano. Now honored as a member of the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame and praised as having the “best left hand in the blues,” she brings the historic blues, boogie-woogie, and barrelhouse styles front and center.
Rabson was first touched by the blues at age four when she heard Big Bill Broonzy on the radio. Rabson says, “His music spoke to me; my world went from black-and-white to color.” Now in her fourth decade as an internationally acclaimed songwriter, recording artist and performer, Rabson creates music that speaks to and entertains people all over the world.
Rabson still plays the first instrument she touched as a child--a guitar found in her father’s attic. Attracted to the Piedmont style of guitar picking, along with her skillful and witty writing she created a unique and ear-catching sound all her own.
Honored by the music industry with multiple Blues Music Award nominations for Traditional Female Blues Artist of the Year, Rabson also gained nominations for Song of the Year for “Elevator Man” and Album of the Year for “Music Makin’ Mama.”
Tickets for this special double-bill concert are only $24 and can be purchased at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of