Brew Davis draws on the shared musical heritages of North Carolina and Tennessee- states he’s called home for most of his 41 years- to create his own unique blend of “Brewgrass,” a sound that runs the gamut from energy-infused country to string-laden mountain ballads- all smothered in some of the most inventive lyrics you’ll find either side of the Blue Ridge.
“You can get the boy out of the twang,” Davis quips, referencing his Nashville roots, “but you can’t get the twang out of the boy.” His sophomore album "Another Scarecrow Learning How to Fly" covers past and present, with everything from the Music City coming-of- age anthem “Harpeth River Road” to songs like “Not the Man You Knew,” “Worth Fighting For,” and “Oh Louise,” that speak to the perseverance middle age requires.
The title track addresses the “malaise” that Walker Percy references in his Southern novel The Moviegoer. When Davis isn’t using divine intervention to overcome the slings and arrows of life, he’s using humor, as with the gut-splitting satire “Vasectomy Blues.”
He is a husband, a father, a sinner, a saint, an artist. And he will continue to draw influences from both sides of the Southern Appalachians- carving out a place in them and creating a “Brewgrass” sound that’s all his own.