Davisson Brothers Band on stage at Tractor Bar | Community
After putting the finishing touches on a new record, the Davisson Brothers Band will perform at one of their favorite gig stages, the Tractor Bar in Mount Nebo, this Saturday January 15th.
Show time at the Tractor Bar, located at 546 Wilderness Highway, Mount Nebo, WV 26679, is 9-11 p.m. Tickets for the semi-acoustic show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
And, in addition to the band’s popular hits, attendees might hear a few new tracks from the upcoming third album, which Chris Davisson said was completed on Wednesday at the end of the band’s membership and will now be passed on to producer David Ferguson and co. -producer Brent Cobb to work their magic with an early to mid-2022 release target. “Maybe as early as April,” says Chris Davisson, the band’s lead and rhythm guitarist and one of the songwriters.
The Davisson Brothers Band, hailing from the Harrison County area, also includes vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Donnie Davisson, brother Chris, longtime drummer Aaron Regester and bassist Gerrod Bee. Although they’ve made many inroads into the music industry over the years – branching out into the Nashville area, making successful forays into Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, and becoming staples on the music circuit festivals – the group also likes to maintain strong ties to its mountain state heritage. Going on stage at the Tractor Bar on Saturday allows the band members to continue to carry out this mission.
“We go way back with this place and the owner, Steve Brown,” said Chris Davisson, who said he appreciated the support of Brown and many others as the band was in its infancy. “We call it home when we’re in southern West Virginia.”
Saturday’s show will be hip, but stripped down at the same time. “It’s not going to be the big production, the big sound (more normal shows),” Davisson said. “It will be more intimate, more of a one-on-one experience for the fans.”
The Nicholas County gig will follow the band’s conclusion of an agreement with Anthem Entertainment and Old Tom Music Publishing star country music singer and songwriter Chris Janson. The new artist development and co-publishing venture was originally reported by musicrow.com.
The Davissons have a long history with Janson. “We’ve been friends with him for many, many years,” Chris Davisson said. The new partnership is “win-win for everyone”.
The members of the group, like other artists, have taken advantage of the last months of the Covid-19 pandemic to take a breather, pay more attention to family life and … write songs. Since the Davisson Brothers Band normally tours almost every week of the year, Chris said staying closer to home with more frequency meant a period of adjustment.
“The initial success was devastating, because we’re a touring band,” he said. “We were lucky to slow down.” They settled down and pursued projects at home and took on other songwriting endeavors before eventually venturing to outdoor venues.
The pool to choose from for the pending record has over 50 songs deep, and many of the songs are the result of endeavors such as fishing and hunting retreats. “We put a group of songwriting friends in a room and I knew what was going to happen. It was a really fun process.”
“We’re super excited,” Davisson added. “We wanted to make this record our whole career.” The project focuses on “pretty much where we come from, West Virginia and Appalachia.”
“Over the next few months of shows, we will be sneaking in new songs and new music,” he noted.
The Davisson Brothers Band is managed by Erv Woolsey Co., George Strait’s longtime manager. They made their Top 40 Billboard Country Album debut in 2009 with the eponymous Davisson Brothers Band. In April 2018, the group was named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”. Grammy winner Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) produced the band’s second album of 2018, Fighter, which featured the “Po’ Boyz.”
The band also enjoyed a No. 1 hit on country radio in Australia, a No. 1 video on CMC, and were invited to perform at CMC Rocks. They wrote and recorded a duet with Australian hit singer Amber Lawrence called “Greatest Show On Earth” via Zoom, a song they say was offered as a message of hope during the pandemic.
DBB recently worked with legendary jam band leader Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon on a songwriting project.
To learn more about the band, visit http://davissonbrothersband.com/. To learn more about the Tractor Bar, visit https://tractorbarwv.com/.
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