Davy Graham documentary

In partnership with Rock History.co.uk, SGA are developing a documentary on the seminal guitarist Davy Graham.  This project came about because SGA filmed the last ever interview with Davy before he died the next year.  In the interim we  became very friendly with Jill Doyle Lindsay, Davy’s sister, and she encouraged us to work on the Davy project and volunteered to be an executive producer.

As a result we filmed the Davy Memorial concert at Cecil Sharp House, November 28, 2008 which featured a whole host of musicians and friends of Davy.  On the back of this we interviewed Wizz Jones and Michael Horovitz.  The project became becalmed for a couple of years because of other commitments, but due to the encouragement of Mark Rye at Rock History, we decided that the film needs and deserves to be completed.  Not only did we like Davy very much but it seems strange that such an important figure has never had a proper documentary assembled.

We have since filmed many of the most important of Davy’s admirers and contemporaries: Ralph McTell, Martin Carthy, Archie Fisher, Pete Brown, Duck Baker…. to name but a few.

To promote our film we have put together a few clips – teasers – if you like.

Enjoy and watch this space for developments….

John Renbourn on Sixties guitar styles

As part of our interview with John Renbourn on his hero Davy Graham, we disgressed into this fascinating discussion around the different guitar stylings that you would find on the folk/blues circuit of the Sixties. A small masterclass!

Martin Carthy playing for Davy

At the end of our Martin Carthy interview he kindly played us this beautiful tune as a small tribute to one of his heroes Davy Graham.

Wizz Jones tribute to Davy Graham

WIZZ JONES, one of the most influential British folk/blues guitarists of the Sixties, and a personal friend of Davy’s, plays I Can’t Keep From Cryin’ Sometimes at the Davy Graham memorial concert, 28 November 2009, Cecil Sharp House.

Ralph Mctell plays Anji for Davy Graham

RALPH MCTELL plays Anji at the Davy Graham memorial concert, 28 November 2009, Cecil Sharp House. Davy was an absolute hero and great friend to Ralph as he was to all the folk community from the Sixties onwards.

Wizz Jones tribute to Davy Graham 2

WIZZ JONES, one of the most influential British folk/blues guitarists of the Sixties, and a personal friend of Davy’s, plays Weeping Willow Blues at the Davy Graham memorial concert, 28 November 2009, Cecil Sharp House.

Davy Graham documentary

4 Responses

  1. Er …..About time someone did this …..Bj

    jim bamber November 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm #
    • I’m currently well into a novel of the adventures of a man who had the great good fortune to have lived in London during the ’60s. I knew Davy and i knew his sister Jill very well, who gave me my first guitar lessons. I have to say that Jill was also a great artist and amazing person who had a huge influence on my life. Davy was great sitting in living rooms and kitchens and playing a song or two. Hard to believe 50 years have gone by. Yes, Davy blazed the trail. Best of luck with documentary.

      Rod Salmons January 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm #
      • hey rod, great to hear from you. please check out our facebook page too

        https://www.facebook.com/DavyGrahamDoco

        don’t know if you know the sad news re jill. she sadly passed away in december. much missed.

        the novel sounds great.

        all the very best to you.

        steve

        admin January 27, 2014 at 11:25 am #
    • thanks jill. please check out our facebook page too

      https://www.facebook.com/DavyGrahamDoco

      all the very best

      steve

      admin January 27, 2014 at 11:22 am #

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