Davy Knowles: Blues-Rock Guitar Prodigy : World Cafe Recently separated from his breakthrough blues band Back Door Slam, Knowles has carried on with a new lineup, rechristening his group Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam. Their first release, Coming Up for Air, was produced by Peter Frampton and features the World Cafe favorite "Taste of Danger," a duet with Jonatha Brooke.
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Davy Knowles: Blues-Rock Guitar Prodigy

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Davy Knowles was born and raised on the Isle of Man, where he was inspired by the blues. After performing with many older musicians during high school, Knowles founded the band Back Door Slam with his friends in 2001. The trio signed a label deal and spent the next two years performing at festivals and touring with prominent groups such as Gov't Mule and The Who.

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'Tear Down The Walls'

'Coming Up For Air'

'Keep On Searchin'

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After Back Door Slam broke up, Knowles went to work with none other than Peter Frampton, who produced Knowles' follow-up album, Coming Up for Air. Knowles' soulful guitar work has been compared to that of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton — no small feat for a 22-year-old. Just as impressive as Knowles' blistering guitar work are his sparse acoustic arrangements; the album offers up a satisfying mix of both.

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Album
Coming Up for Air
Artist
Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam
Label
Blix Street
Released
2009

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