Introducing the self-titled album from Nashville native Brew Davis, twelve original songs co-produced by Charles Humphrey III (Steep Canyon Rangers) and Charlie Chamberlain (Songs from the Road Band).
Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) and an impressive lineup of pickers back Davis on his debut release. “My roots are in Nashville ,” he says, “but I worked at Sugar Hill (Records) in Durham for a while and have lived in Asheville for the past decade so songs like ‘Soul in the Wood,’ "Redbird and Blackbird" and ‘Shades of Gray’ are North Carolina-centric. At the same time, I’ve always loved Texas songwriters like Guy Clark, James McMurtry, Townes, Todd Snider- even though he was a transplant. All those influences- honky tonk, bluegrass and the more emotive, character-driven stuff- they came together on this record. Charlie calls it ‘Ameri-kinda,’” Davis laughs, “and that’s exactly what it is.”
The album offers up as many feelings as it does sounds, from the plaintive (“Billings”) to the laughable (“You Don’t Text Me Anymore”), the defiant (“State of Franklin”) to the self-deprecating (“Song on the Radio”), the tender (“Flipside of the Moon”) and hopeful (“Redbird and Blackbird”) to the heart wrenching (“One More Christmas”). “I don’t tend to stay in one place for too long, physically or emotionally,” Davis says, “and this album reflects that. It’s a hodgepodge, but it’s all me.”