I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Davis-Guy1Guy Davis (born May 12, 1952) is an American blues guitarist and banjo player, actor, and musician. He is the son of actors Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis.

Davis says his blues music is inspired by the southern speech of his grandmother. Though raised in the New York City area, he grew up hearing accounts of life in the rural south from his parents and especially his grandparents, and they made their way into his own stories and songs. Davis taught himself the guitar (never having the patience to take formal lessons) and learned by listening to and watching other musicians. One night on a train from Boston to New York he picked up finger picking from a nine-fingered guitar player. His first exposure to the blues was at a summer camp in Vermont run by Pete Seeger’s brother John Seeger, where he learned how to play the 5-string banjo.

WE ALL NEED MORE KINDNESS IN THIS WORLD
Lyrics by Guy Davis

We all need more kindness in this world
we all need more kindness in this world
You may look high and low, but there’s no
place else to go–
we all need more kindness in this world

We all need more hugging in this world
we all need more hugging in this world
You may look high and low, but there’s no
place else to go–
we all need more hugging in this world

We all need more laughing in this world
we all need more laughing in this world
You may look high and low, but there’s no
place else to go–
we all need more laughing in this world

We all need more sunshine in this world
we all need more sunshine in this world
You may look high and low, but there’s no
place else to go–
we all need more sunshine in this world

We all need more peace-times in this world
we all need more peace-times in this world
You may look high and low, but there’s no
place else to go–
we all need more peace-times in this world

We all need more friendship in this world
we all need more friendship in this world
You may look high and low, but there’s no
place else to go–
we all need more friendship in this world