Davy Knowles is a blues guitarist from the Isle of Man. His influences include Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Rory Gallagher. Like Gallagher, Davy Knowles sometimes includes subtle references to Irish folk music. The young guitarist’s interest in music began with listening to Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” with his dad. When he was 16, he formed the group Back Door Slam. His solo career began when he was 22. Since then, Davy Knowles has toured with Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani and Chicken Foot, as well as opening for Buddy Guy. At the age of 29, he is one of the most talented and inventive blues guitarists of his generation.