Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Benjy Davis Project

2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based band Benjy Davis Project is confirmed to perform there again this year after a rousing set at the last two annual fests. The band is scheduled to appear the first weekend of the festival, with date and time as follows:

Friday, April 24th
Benjy Davis Project at
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Fairgrounds Race Course
New Orleans, LA
12:45 p.m. set time (Gentilly Stage)

Last year's appearance attracted thousands of new fans and media notice--from USA Today's photo coverage to the Times Picayune review: "The Project has gone about the business of becoming a credible college rock band the hard way, grinding it out on the road and writing the sort of autobiographical anthems that Southern teens want to sing along to." This year, BDP will be performing in support of their album "Dust," which was released nationally in late 2008.

Some additional press praise for the Benjy Davis Project: "...Benjy Davis Project has become a cohesive unit, playing folk-rock arrangements that find the members interacting intuitively. ...whether the sound is flavored with a banjo, a violin, a mandolin, or a Hammond B-3 organ, the point is always to support the voice. He sings in a slightly gruff tenor with an elastic sense of rhythm, the better to add conviction and vulnerability to his lyrics, which are personal and straightforward. ...his main subject is the ups and downs of love... throughout, he creates an appealing character, and his backup band adds real punch to his songs." -All Music Guide " unabashed sensuality and fearlessness that is refreshing." - Toledo Blade

"...authenticity is captured more on 'Dust' than any of [Benjy Davis Project's] previous CDs... The new songs meld rock and country into undeniably catchy pop... Audiences throughout the nation have been receptive to the gifted, unassuming young band from Baton Rouge." - Baton Rouge Advocate

"Looking for a band that has a singer who can fill the air with hope and, at the same time, catch the darkness in his hands? Benjy Davis has been doing just that the past five years... There are at least six songs on 'Dust' that you'd bet your car keys were smash hits." - Studio City Sun

  • I Love You
    Tell Myself
    Still Sweet

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