Davey O. – NEW RELEASE – Testing For Rust
*Official Showcase Selection – 2011 International Folk Alliance Conference, Memphis,TN
“Raw, rustic, rootsy and melodic, Davey’s songs endear themselves to you quickly.” – Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News
“In Testing For Rust, I am impressed with Davey O.’s power to create mental pictures in the listener’s mind …he is a talented songwriter.” Mike Penard. ISA Radio, France
About Testing For Rust
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“Testing For Rust”, the 6th release from Buffalo, NY based songwriter Davey O. defies the simple description of a “collection of eight songs”. Each song represents a moving and emotional tale – from the wide-eyed girl who leaves her lover to chase an unfulfilled dream, the human nature of questioning one’s faith as the waters rise to sweep away homes and loved ones, or Davey’s own late father passing his work ethic on through his strong but time weathered hands – stories fully realized through artful yet subtle arrangements married to evocative, image laden and often metaphorical lyrics. On “Testing For Rust”, Davey continues to explore the truths and trials of the human experience that bind us all.
About Davey O.
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If you don’t already know of Davey O. and his music, perhaps it’s time. This Buffalo, NY based songwriter has embarked on a decade-plus journey of growth, discovery, joy, and heartbreak that has resulted in a collection of justly-earned, highly introspective songs, – pure Americana written for the thinking person that is not of the social and political consciousness, but drawn from the deep well of experience and human emotion – no hackneyed story lines, no insincere polish, just an unflinching poet’s look at life. The characters woven seamlessly into stories of which the song itself becomes the soundtrack for the movie playing inside the listener’s head.
Armed with a steady, rhythmic pulse on his Gibson guitar, a battered straw cowboy hat and a no apologies rust-belt work ethic, Davey puts rubber to asphalt, entertaining attentive, diverse audiences at listening rooms, coffeehouses, nightclubs, festivals, colleges and universities throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Midsouth and Atlantic U.S. – performances that result in engagement, participation and communion between performer and audience through story and song.
The hard work has paid off with recognition by way of seven ASCAPlus Awards, five Buffalo Music Award nominations , a 2004 WNY People’s Choice Award and coveted opening act slots for Tracy Grammer, Eilen Jewell, The Ginn Sisters, William Elliott Whitmore, Eric Andersen, The Kennedys and Poco, as well as a Formal Showcase selection at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN in February 2011.