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The master of the woozy blue moan is back, with more off-kilter tales of the broken-down and the beaten, the destitute and the desperate – all of whom, it seems, are Delaney Davidson himself. Across ten new songs – four … Continue reading
DELANEY DAVIDSON … Review. Leytonstone & District Ex Servicemen’s Club, London June 25th, 2014 There’s an old English saying… “Pick up thine axe and fuckin’ get on with it”, and that’s exactly what DD, the man without fear, does tonight. … Continue reading
“When I stumbled on one of his videos I was instantly destined to seek out more. It wasn’t the enigmatic noir footage that grabbed, but the raw, rustic music with the obscure but emotionally wrenching undercurrent. I had no idea … Continue reading
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I am leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York
These vagabond shoes
These vagabond shoes
They are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it
New York, New York
Wisconsin’s Steelbridge Song-festival (Brain child of Timbuk3′s Pat Macdonald), as well as Port Lyttleton’s Harbour Union both showcased his dark sense of humour and his ability to write with others, as does his melodic work in the Dead Brothers, but he seems to come into his own when he is solo.
“I think its hard enough to follow your own path or brain and find the time or space to hear it. The idea of asking anyone else to follow it seems like a huge task for all involved. If you only have one suitcase, you can move house in a half hour. On the other hand if you have your house tidied up you can invite people round to dinner, and I love to work with others on certain things to achieve a flavour I can’t capture alone”
However nothing embodies his spirit of floating work as ramblingly succinctly as the eternal tour he began in the beginning of the century and still continues today: work that encompasses some ten years and several continents, countless shows and numerous releases. He has shared the bills with Underground Queen Holly Golightly, Deep Purple, Cult legend Reverend Beatman, Radical Film-maker Miron Zownir, German Intellectual Franz Dobler, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jack Oblivian, Bob Log III , Dr Quintron, T Model Ford, The Sadies, Gogol Bordello and Gomez.
Has it become a way of life for him? “I never worked so hard as I do now, Self Employment is the key to an early grave, I see this in lots of musician friends of mine as well. You are your own travel agent, your own booking agent, your own photographer, your own graphic designer, your own manager, your own producer… on top of that you are a musician. With my show I am the drummer, singer, guitarist and sometimes harmonica player, you could say it is not a way of life, it IS life”
“There are just too many things to mention here. First, the location is gorgeous. Honestly, it’s worth a trip to Rutland County, Vermont just to visit The Barn. The restaurant, as you can imagine, is housed in an old barn. “Charming” seems cliche to describe the interior, but I can’t think of another word. The windows look out on expansive views of sprawling green Vermont mountains. Service is great.”
Delaney Davidson, winner of NZ Country Music Song of the Year for the last three years, New Zealand Country Music Album of the Year 2013, One Man Band Champion Zurich 2011, winner Sad Song Competition Berlin 2010, Finalist for APRA’s coveted Silver Scroll Award 2011 and globe trotter extraordinaire.
Being in the hard to describe basket his style would best be summed up by the three words Blues Jump Noire (up tempo art blues). However nothing embodies his spirit of floating work as ramblingly succinctly as the eternal tour he began in the beginning of the century and still continues today: work that encompasses some ten years and several continents, countless shows and numerous releases