4th annual Davey O. and Friends

  • 4th annual Davey O. and Friends

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  • Davey O.
    Equal parts songwriter and storyteller, Buffalo’s Davey O. has been recognized on a national level for his past two CD releases with multiple honors among the “best of“ lists of several Folk & Roots radio stations, and as a 2013 New Folk Finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. Davey has also earned the respect of his peers for his incredible work ethic, performing between 120 – 140 dates per year, and for his constant dedication to the art of song craft.  With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit.  With each tale another slice of life examined.Davey has been building on the success of his previous release “No Passengers,” (2014 Top 25 of 100 albums Roots Music Report, Best of 2014 – WHRW, WAMC, The Sundilla Radio Hour, WMSC, Radio Crystal Blue, WVPE ) with the 2017 release of “A Bright Horizon Line” (Top 20 Album, Folk DJ List, April 2017) – his most recent, full length CD. Joined by veteran folk artists Tracy Grammer (background vocals), and Pat Wictor (dobro), as well as up and coming artists Matt Nakoa (piano), and Eric Lee (mandolin, fiddle), “A Bright Horizon Line” is a collection of 10 tracks (9 original compositions, and a cover of the Crowded House classic “Don’t Dream It’s Over”)  – each one taking the listener on an adventure via music and words, strung along the common thread of this journey we are all on. Co-produced with Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studios, the production values and arrangements are clear, concise, and cinematic in their quality, successfully capturing the elements of both contemporary and traditional folk music.
    Tina Marie Williams
    Tina Marie Williams is a singer/songwriter from Buffalo, NY. She has been playing and writing music for the past 10 years and has worked with many acclaimed producers and musicians in the Buffalo area. Williams’ style ranges from classic country to jazz to anti-folk. She enjoys working in bits of fiction, as well as biographical flavors to her work, resulting in an organic “tasting” of flavorful characters experiencing a wide range of emotions and situations. If you have ever been defeated, in love, the victor, the villian or the thief, you will find something to cling to withing the bars of Williams’ tunes.
    Paul Lamont
    Paul Lamont is a Buffalo, New York based songwriter and documentary filmmaker. His music is rooted in the tradition of American, storytelling folk – the kind that sprang from the smoke-filled Greenwich Village coffee houses of the 1960s. As a filmmaker, he thinks visually and he approaches songwriting in the same way, combining rich imagery with a sense of practical poetics; simple in language but complex in emotion.
    Lamont draws his inspiration from artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Eric Andersen, Gordon Lightfoot and Guy Clark. He began playing in bands and working as a solo acoustic performer in the mid-1970s and recorded two albums; “Wastin’ Time” in 1979 and “Fugitive” in 1980. Lamont continued writing and performing regionally throughout the 80s and in 1992, produced his first documentary. It would be the first of more than a dozen award-winning, nationally broadcast films. Throughout his filmmaking career, Lamont continued to write music and occasionally perform. In 2013, while in filming in Europe, his song, “Whiskey Before Breakfast” came to the attention of record producer, Werner Meyer of Meyer Records in Cologne, Germany and was included on Meyer Records Artist Compilation Volume 4, released in Europe on CD and vinyl in 2014.
    A new album is currently being planned.
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