DAVY KNOWLES ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED DATES IN EUROPE THAT INCLUDE LONDON,
MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL AND OTHERS FOLLOWING RECENT AUSTRALIAN RUN
Artist Launches Monthly Live Bootleg Series
1932 EP Hits Retail On April 28:
Chicago, IL — Davy Knowles has announced two visits to Europe for confirmed appearances that have been scheduled surrounding his North American dates. The band leader will stage performances in the Netherlands and UK next month, featuring a show at Nell’s in London on May 11, and a return to his hometown of the Isle of Man on the 13th and 14th. In July, Knowles will make a second trip overseas to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival as a solo attraction. A complete itinerary follows below.
Last month the guitarist launched a monthly bootleg series that can be purchased for $8.00. The digital downloads are only available through his site, and each EP will feature six live tracks. For more detail: http://davyknowles.com/officialbootleghome/. The inaugural set presents the vocalist / guitarist performing “What You’re Made Of,” “Riverbed,” “Falling Apart,” “Coming Up For Air,” “Come Home,” and a cover of the Traffic classic “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” All recordings were captured on an East Coast tour of the U.S. The second installment, “#2,” culls performances from a recent Mid-West U.S. run, presenting a brand-new song titled “First Words Of A Changing Man,” alongside “Never Gonna Be The Same,” “Overload,” “Gotta Leave,” “Garbage Man” (Muddy Waters), “and the title track from his recently released Three Miles From Avalon. The repertoire can streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/davy-knowles/sets/feb-2017-official-bootleg/s-gHC2A.
On April 28, Knowles will release a new EP titled 1932, presenting a collection of songs performed exclusively on his cherished 1932 National Guitar which he purchased during his first tour of the U.S. He shares, “I’ve always found my old National guitar to be such an inspiring instrument. It’s always given that ‘instant mojo’ to every track I’ve used it on in the past. I thought it was high time I did a project purely on this fantastic machine.” For a preview click here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5hgfcf7gih23ds7/1932%20Trailer.mp4?dl=0.
Knowles most recent studio album Three Miles From Avalon entered the Billboard Blues chart at #5., sharing the top ten the week of release with Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Keb Mo’ and others. is.” To stream the album, or view visual content, click here: http://davyknowles.com/epk.
Confirmed appearances include:
4/20 Pomeroy, OH Court Street Grill
4/21 Columbus, OH Rumba Café
4/22 Elkhart, IN Lerner Theatre w/ Molly Hatchet
4/29 Minot, ND The Vegas Hotel
5/05 Vlissengen, NL Bevrijdings Festival
5/06 Ospel, NL Moulin Blues Festival
5/09 Kent, UK The Beaverwood
5/11 Derby, UK The Flower Pot
5/12 London, UK Nell’s Jazz & Blues
5/13-14 Isle of Man, IM Isle of Man Cyclefest
6/17 Kettering, OH Blues, Brews & Barbecue
7/11 Montreux, CH Montreux Jazz Festival (Solo Appearance)
7/27-28 Floyd, VA Floyd Fest
7/29 Pomeroy, OH Big Bend Blues Bash
7/30 Philadelphia, PA XPoNential Festival
8/04 Deming, WA Mount Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival
8/26 Marshfield, MA Green Harbor Blues Festival
8/27 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House
9/09-10 Las Vegas, NV Big Blues Bender
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ABOUT DAVY KNOWLES
Davy Knowles has staged over five hundred appearances in support of his three Billboard-charting studio albums, DVD’s and live albums. The Chicago-based artist began his journey as a young man growing up on the UK’s Isle of Man, and his commitment to succeed led to his emigration to America at 19 with his band Back Door Slam. His acclaimed debut album Roll Away (Blix Street Records) delivered TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America fueled by the radio hit “Come Home.” His second studio release Coming Up For Air was produced by Peter Frampton, yielding radio hits “Tear Down The Walls” and “Taste of Danger.” Knowles made appearances at festivals that included Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, headlines the globe, and was invited to tour with Jeff Beck, The Who, Warren Haynes / Gov’t Mule, Joe Bonamassa and Peter Frampton amongst others.
Knowles is one of only a small handful of artists who’ve had their music beamed straight into space for astronauts listening on the International Space Station. A headline show at the inaugural Garden Party Festival in the Isle of Man was memorably gate-crashed by the same astronauts who had heard Davy from the ISS. In 2011, Knowles wrote, recorded and released “Reach Higher” as official anthem for the Youth Commonwealth Games, and in 2014, as ambassador for the Isle of Man’s Year of Culture he took part in several key events – making an appearance at the International Celtic Festival in Lorient, France.
More recent, roots-driven projects have emerged in the form of the music documentary Island Bound, produced in association with DAM. Tracking the migration of Celtic and European folk music to America, Canada and Australia, Knowles enlisted the help of musicians such as Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson to explore the origins of bluegrass, folk, country and Americana, the sounds that influenced blues, pop and rock music of today.