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Modern blues artist Davy Knowles performs at Crystal Bay Casino

Davy Knowles performs at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, March 31.
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What: Davy Knowles

When: Friday, March 31, 10 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: Free

Info: www.crystalbaycasino.com

Blues musician Davy Knowles is one of a select number of artists who have had their music beamed to the International Space Station for astronauts to listen to in space.

Now he’s set to headline Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, March 31, just under one month before his newest EP, “1932,” drops. The album consists of songs all performed on his 1932 National Guitar, which he bought on his first tour of the United States.

“I’ve always found my National guitar to be such an inspiring instrument. It’s always given that ‘instant mojo’ to every track I’ve used it on in the past. I thought it was high time I did a project purely on this fantastic machine,” Knowles said.

“Three Miles From Avalon,” the musician’s most recent album, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Blues chart and was listed in the Top 10 throughout its first week alongside artists including Eric Clapton and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

“Davy Knowles has staged over 500 appearances in support of his three Billboard-charting studio albums, DVDs and live albums.

“The Chicago-based artist began his journey as a young man growing up on the UK’s Isle of Man, and his commitment to succeed led him to his emigration to America at 19 with his band Back Door Slam,” states a press release from SKH Music.

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the frontrunners in the modern blues scene: Knowles’ gig is free to attend, and begins at 10 p.m.

“I love the guitar as an instrument, it’s so versatile and endlessly challenging, but whilst I will try to play any style to meet that challenge, blues is the music I first fell in love with,” Knowles said.

Crystal Bay Casino is located at 14 NV 28. Learn more at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com.

— Lake Tahoe Action