Davy Knowles rocks the guitar at Arcadia Blues Club

Rock guitarist Davy Knowles will be stopping by Arcadia Blues Club Saturday to mark the release of his latest album, “Three Miles from Avalon.”

Born on England’s Isle of Man, Knowles grew up soaking in the sounds of the best England had to offer, taking influences from stalwarts like Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Mark Knopfler and Rory Gallagher. He honed his chops playing in local blues clubs, and by all critical accounts, he put that education to good use.

His career started to take off after he relocated to the US at age 19 with his band Back Door Slam. He toured relentlessly for four years, following the release of his debut album, “Roll Away,” from which he landed prestigious gigs at festivals including Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, a show on “Austin City Limits” on PBS, and touring with acts that included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, The Who, Warren Haynes and many others.

He’s also received high praise from fellow artists, among them Peter Frampton and Joe Satriani, the latter describing him as “My favorite modern blues man.”

Catch up with Knowles at davyknowles.com.


Music starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit arcadiabluesclub.com.