Fabrizio Poggi is a singer and harmonica player who has received the Hohner Lifetime Award, and has been a Blues Music Awards nominee, Jimi Awards nominee, and during his long career has recorded twenty albums. He has performed in the US and Europe with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Garth Hudson of The Band, Steve Cropper, Charlie Musselwhite, Ronnie Earl, John P. Hammond, Marcia Ball, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Flaco Jimenez, Little Feat and many others.
Guy Davis once said, “I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who’ve gone before us lying upon them.” Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for more than 20 years of songwriting and performing. It’s no wonder his reverence for the music of the blues masters who’ve gone before him has been evident in every album he’s ever recorded or concert he’s given.
Guy returns to the Grande Prairie Live Theatre with his Italian harmonica-playing friend Fabrizio Poggi to celebrate the release of their new album, “Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train” (Smokeydoke / M.C. Records), an homage to the legendary blues musicians, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. Recorded in Milan last summer, the album, and this concert, will feature songs by Sonny and Brownie, as well as songs they were known to perform and record.
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train by the Ambassador of the Blues, Guy Davis and international harmonica sensation Fabrizio Poggi were nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Traditional Blues. This marks the first Grammy nomination in the 30 + year career for Guy Davis and also for Fabrizio Poggi.