Friday, Jul 26, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
3rd and Lindsley, Nashville, TN
Andy Davis's smart and seductive blue-eyed soul music weds indelible hooks to sly, incisive lyrics, creating songs that sound like newly minted pop-soul classics. A Louisiana native, Davis released his first album, "Thinks of Her," in 2004. "Thinks of Her" struck a chord on college campuses, selling out its initial print run. The original pressing of the CD -- with Davis's hand-written lyrics and stenciled cover art -- became a collector's item within months of its release. In 2005, the remastered rerelease of "Thinks of Her" gained Davis national exposure and brought him to the attention of legendary music producer Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello). The result of their collaboration was "Let the Woman," a sophisticated, sonically adventurous album that ignited a bidding war. Barnes and Noble won the exclusive rights to distribute "Let the Woman" online and in their stores all over the world. The album's single, "Brown Eyes," became a staple on AAA radio stations nationwide, and "Let the Woman" became a #4 bestseller. Davis toured extensively in support of "Let the Woman", both headlining and opening for Colbie Caillat, Jakob Dylan, Mat Kearney, Will Hoge, Howie Day, and NEEDTOBREATHE. The following year, Davis became a prominent member of Ten Out of Tenn, a critically acclaimed collective of Nashville singer/songwriters who joined forces for a collaborative tour that was documented in the award-winning documentary film, "Any Day Now." In 2009, Davis returned to Nashville to record his EP, "New History," which was featured in -- and inspired -- an episode of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." Other shows that have recently featured his songs include an episode of “Jersey Shore” and “One Tree Hill.” In February of 2011, Davis broke back onto the scene when he raised over $41,000 strictly from fans in just 30 days through a Kickstarter campaign to record his new album. Davis went straight into the studio with the funding, back to Los Angeles to work with Mitchell Froom again, co-producing a new full-length album called "Heartbreak Yellow." Heartbreak Yellow hit #2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts in early 2012 and continues to spread, steadily adding fuel to the growing fire of existing fans, while catching the attention of brand new listeners worldwide.