A weary David Davis performs at a festival after driving all night from a gig in Tennessee. He and the band barely had time to unpack their gear from the van before jumping on stage and giving an energetic performance of traditional bluegrass sung as only David can do it. It's a wonder that any band can perform as well as they do while going without sleep, food, showers and enduring long night drives in unfamiliar territory. But they do it and we love them for it. Most of us in the northeast would never get to see the great southern bands were it not for their tenacity and desire to perform and willingness to put up with nasty conditions. David and the Warrior River Boys play such solid traditional bluegrass with such ease and confidence you could imagine them being with the likes of Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, The Osborne Brothers, Stanley and the other early bluegrass pioneers. On the mark timing and great phrasing is the hallmark of this band. It's a joy to hear them whether live or on CD the music is just done right.
David Davis and the WRB's schedule of appearences can be found here.
I'll be heading up to the Joe Val Festival in Framingham, Mass. on thursday. I'll have reviews and photos of the many events, workshops and jams that take place at the three day event. I'll post sometime after the 18th of February.