Davy Knowles

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Davy Knowles (born 1986) is a Manx blues guitarist and singer. Knowles, formerly of the blues-rock band Back Door Slam, is now working as a solo artist under the name "Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam". With Back Door Slam, he played lead guitar and sang on their debut album, Roll Away. After a split-up with bassist Adam Jones and drummer Ross Doyle, Knowles released his first solo album, Coming Up For Air, on May 19, 2009.

Born in Port St. Mary, Isle of Man, Knowles drew his musical influences from blues musicians that he grew up listening to such as Dire Straits, Peter Green, and Eric Clapton's Cream. Due to his home country's proximity to Ireland, Knowles has stated that his music also is influenced by the Celtic genre, which is noted to be present in the song "Roll Away". In April 2009, Knowles toured with British guitarist Jeff Beck on his American tour, where he was the opening act. He is currently touring with Joe Satriani and Chickenfoot in the United States through December 2009.


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Guitar - Davy Knowles