Exploring virtually every aspect of the guitar’s personality, the New York Guitar Festival, since 1999, has presented many of the world’s most influential guitarists at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Brookfield Place Winter Garden, and 92nd Street Y.

Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer will premier one video performance each day (May 4-15) at 4pm EDT via the New York Guitar Festival YouTube channel. Full programming schedule listed below.

In partnership with the New York Guitar Festival, WNYC’s “New Sounds” will debut audio recordings of the full collection on May 4. Tune in at 11pm EDT on May 4th – on the radio dial at 93.9FM

Some favorite musicians join for “Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer” feat. performances by Bill Frisell, Rosanne Cash, Fantastic Negrito, Larkin Poe, Amythyst Kiah, Jorma Kaukonen, Dom Flemons, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Kaia Kater, Brandon Ross, Sonia de los Santos, and more. Tune in each day at 4pm EDT on our YouTube channel beginning May 4th.

Access to Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer is FREE.  The Festival and the performing artists are asking viewers to make donations to MusiCares. Learn more about charitable foundation of The Recording Academy’s MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, and donate to help the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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