It's no surprise that Buffalo, NY born and bred songwriter Davey O. has been described by Buffalo News critic Jeff Miers as having "a journalist's eye for detail and poet's ear for the well-turned observation." Embarking on a decade-plus journey that has resulted in a collection of justly-earned, highly introspective songs, Davey crafts pure Americana 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 and communion between performer and audience through story and song.
The hard work has paid off with recognition by way of a New Folk Finalist Selection at The 2013 Kerrville Folk Festival, an Official Showcase Selection at the 2011 Folk Alliance Conference and coveted opening act slots for Amy Speace, Tracy Grammer, Eilen Jewell, The Ginn Sisters, William Elliott Whitmore, Eric Andersen, The Kennedys, and Poco.
In August 2012, Davey released Testing For Rust which has grabbed the attention of Folk & Americana DJ's across the country, earning him top grades on the Folk DJ Charts. Testing For Rust debuted on FOLK DJ Radio Charts at #20, made the Top Sellers on CD Baby, hit the Airplay Direct Charts Top 50, and spent 11 weeks in the Top 25 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) for State of NY. "Testing For Rust" was also placed on the 2012 "Best of" lists by radio stations WVPE (Elkhart, IN), WHRW (Binghamton, NY), 90FM (Stevens Point, WI) and WMSC (Montclair, NJ). _____
Adam Day - he's right off the farm, or maybe picked up from the side of the road, dirty hair and unshaven, mouth like a sailor, and manners like a distinguished gentleman. He can talk to you on anything from yesterday's hangover to 20th century literary figures. He'll tell you stories that will bust your gut laughing so hard, and others that will shut you up and make you wonder where this kid is from. You listen to him, you think about where you grew up, who you've loved, who you might find, or where you might end up. You're sad, excited, and can't stop smiling all at once.
This is 27 year-old Adam Day, hailing from Brooklyn, NY with a guitar in-hand and a story on his breath. In the vein of James Taylor, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer, Day has been stunning audiences with meticulously crafted songs and stories about the complexities of the human experience.
In every town that he resides, this quirky, at-times-awkward, and lovable fellow garners local celebrity and is loved by those with an appreciation for well-written and melodic folk rock tunes.
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