Thursday, October 11, 2007


Visit the Artists' Quarter in St. Paul and you'll be greeted at the door by Davis, who will take your money, share a poem, tell you about books he's reading and plays he's seen, and generally make you feel welcome. Later he'll introduce the performers ("Lords and ladies! Cats and kittens! We're pleased and flipped!"), do a bit of Lord Buckley if you're lucky, and return to his post by the door. He's as much as part of the AQ as the musicians who grace its stage, and he helps keep it classy and smart.

Here's Davis reading a poem about Monk during Laura Caviani's annual Monk's Birthday concert. Photo by John Whiting.

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