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LIFF: Harlem Street Singer (Rev. Gary Davis doc)

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A treat for finger-style guitarists and folklorists. £6/£5. In the Albert Room of the Town Hall. If you want to come down you are welcome but I won't be hanging around afterwards, I'll be off to watch Low @ Brudenell

"Harlem Street Singer tells the little-known story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great American ragtime, blues and gospel guitarist. Not only is he one of the greatest folk guitar players of all time, he also represents the sweep of popular music in America during the twentieth century. Harlem Street Singer traces his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural south to the streets of Harlem, and onto the 1960s folk music scene, a blind street musician and itinerant preacher who rose out of abject poverty to influence a generation of musicians from Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to the Grateful Dead."

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