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Guy Davis: 

Master singer, actor, songwriter, storyteller blues and harmonica player Guy Davis comes from a distinguished New York stage family; his parents are Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis. Drawn to the blues music of his grandparents’ generation, Guy picked up the banjo and harmonica at age 8. Besides a busy international music career, he’s acted in his own musical plays, including his one-man show, "The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed With the Blues.” On Broadway he starred in the revival of “Finian's Rainbow", in the role made famous by the late Sonny Terry. Guy received the "Keeping the Blues Alive" award from the Blues Foundation for starring in the Off-Broadway show, "Robert Johnson:  Trick the Devil". He starred in the film "Beat Street" with Rae Dawn Chong, produced by Harry Belafonte, and had a supporting role in the Campbell Scott film, "Final", starring Dennis Leary and Hope Davis. Daytime TV fans know him from “One Life to Live.” 

 In The Rhythm and the Blues, Guy plays one of his musical heroes who popularized the harmonica rack, Jimmy Reed.