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Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972) was an American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo guitar and harmonica. His finger-picking guitar style influenced many other artists and his students include Stefan Grossman, David Bromberg, Roy Book Binder, Larry Johnson, Nick Katzman, Dave Van Ronk, Rory Block, Ernie Hawkins, Bob Weir, Woody Mann, and Tom Winslow.

He has influenced Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Wizz Jones, Jorma Kaukonen, Keb' Mo', Ollabelle, Resurrection Band, and John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Harlem Street Singer Reverend Gary Davis 2
1961 Pure Religion and Bad Company Reverend Gary Davis 2
1962 Say No to the Devil Reverend Gary Davis 2
1964 The Guitar and Banjo of Reverend Gary Davis Reverend Gary Davis 1
1973 O, Glory: The Apostolic Studio Sessions Reverend Gary Davis 2
1999 A Little More Faith Reverend Gary Davis 1
2003 If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings Reverend Gary Davis 1
Blues & Ragtime Reverend Gary Davis 1
From Blues to Gospel Reverend Gary Davis 1
Ragtime Guitar Reverend Gary Davis 1
Slippin' 'til May Gal Comes in Partner Reverend Gary Davis 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Meet You at the Station: The Vintage Recordings (1935-1949) Reverend Blind Gary Davis 2
1994 The Complete Early Recordings of Reverend Gary Davis Reverend Gary Davis 1
1995 Sonny Terry & His Mouth Harp and Blind Gary Davis, The Singing Reverend (The Stinson Collectors Series) Sonny Terry / Reverend Gary Davis 1
I Am the True Vine Reverend Gary Davis 1
Masters of the Country Blues Guitar Reverend Gary Davis 1
Twelve Gates to the City Reverend Gary Davis 1

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