Mudcat Café message #2185723 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105792   Message #2185723
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
03-Nov-07 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Davey Graham: what a waste
Subject: RE: Davey Graham: what a waste
Why has Davy been so influential? (asks Steve); well, of course, we have to talk about this in an historical context. When Davy emerged on the UK folk scene there was distinct no English/Celtic guitar style; everything was American! Back then, even Martin Carthy played in an obvious American way. Davy changed all that! Davy was there first. He show others the way. Anji is his most famous piece but it in way a "on off", and, indeed, is very American in concept. Davy real legacy is his exploration of various folk roots; first, arab/middle-eastern which helped him create a way to approach English/celtic music. His influence on fellow musicians - not only guitarists - was immense. He is indeed one of the greats.