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Davis CoenBlues circuit guitarist/singer Davis Coen's most recent accomplishments have included original music on the DVD release of Martin Scorsese's PBS special 'The Blues'; and a couple of performances on the DVD documentary about Hillcountry Blues and the music of the late-great Jesse Mae Hemphill, entitled 'Dare You To Do It Again'. He also often receives up to 9 plays daily on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio; achieving the No. 1 position on the channel 74 'Bluesville' play chart for his last three CD releases. In addition Coen's music gets sporatic airplay on Musak & DMX satellite radio as well as numerous other blues programs in the U.S. and internationally. Coen has been touring the U.S. since his teens, often as a solo acoustic guitar and vocal act during the quieter weekdays, then accompanied by bass and drums performing hard blues with an electric trio on weekends. Davis commonly plays at clubs, bars, and festivals throughout the Southeast and mid-south, being out of Charleston, South Carolina. He has also enjoyed a dozen tours of Europe, promoting his 5 album releases, Cryin the Blues '95, Blues From the Get-go '99, Can't Get There From Here '06, Ill Disposition '07, & Blues Lights For Yours And Mine '08. He has shared a bill or opened for many classic blues artists such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Big Jack Johnson, T-Model Ford, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Eddie Kirkland, Earl King, Nappy Brown, and John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. He has also shared bills with such non-blues performers as Richie Havens, Mountain, Eric Burdon, Branford Marsalis, Kool & The Gang, Tito Puente and Toots & The Maytals. These past two years Davis has played at a clean-up kickoffs in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi for Katrina victims, performing before the Mayor of both Cities and was honored with an achievement Award for his conglomerate MS Coast relief efforts.