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.