"A musical phenomenon...a guitar prodigy" Paul Sexton, The
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
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