Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam Live at the Gaiety 2009
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"A musical phenomenon...a guitar prodigy" Paul Sexton, The Sunday Times After wowing audiences throughout the United States, Davy Knowles returned to the Isle of Man for an emotional homecoming show ? one of only two in the British Isles during 2009. This is the Official DVD of that incredible evening as Davy took to the stage with his amazing Back Door Slam line-up, personally signed by Davy and the band. Fans queued for hours to secure tickets for the performance at the Gaiety Theatre, which sold out in just two hours. This DVD is an essential record of the homecoming show for those lucky enough to get tickets, and a chance to witness Davy Knowles at his best for those who missed out. Still on a high following the critical and commercial success of his album Coming Up for Air, produced by Peter Frampton,and massive American tour, Davy enthralled and delighted his Isle of Man fans. Enjoy the exceptional talents of Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, plus DVD-exclusive bonus features. "The capitals of the blues are deeply etched in music lore. Every devotee can plot the historical points on the map, from Buddy Guy's birthplace in Lettsworth, Louisiana, to BB King's, in Itta Bena, Mississippi. The new name on that roll of honour is a geographical - indeed, a musical - phenomenon: Davy Knowles has reshaped the Delta to include the Isle of Man. History has not previously recorded a bluesman who woke up this mornin' in Douglas, by the Irish Sea, but Knowles, 22, has emerged from there to stake a credible place on the US circuit, locking down a reputation as a guitar prodigy. Coming up for Air, his second album with his band Back Door Slam (named for a Robert Cray song), climbed to No 2 on Billboard's blues chart in the summer. The first-ever production - apart from his own work - by Peter Frampton, himself once a young sensation in a far-off pop incarnation, the record has been rubbing shoulders with Buddy and BB, and younger contemporaries such as Joe Bonamassa and Derek Trucks.?Knowles's robust but honeyed playing and his gravelled vocals are succeeding in selling one of America's oldest music forms back whence it came"?Paul Sexton, The Sunday Time
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