02.Rev Gary Davis performs If I Had My Way

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Stefan Grossman Lesson time: (2min 30sec)

Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis (April 30, 1896 - May 5, 1972), was an African-American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonica. His fingerpicking guitar style influenced many artists. [Wikipedia] In this rare video footage, Rev. Davis performs the song If I Had My Way.

About the instructor

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Stefan Grossman has been recording, performing and writing about acoustic fingerstyle techniques and styles for over forty years. During the period from 1965-1975 he studied and traveled with some of the legendary figures in the story of blues guitar. These include Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb



Stefan has recorded numerous solo albums including Love, Devil And The...  read more

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