5GB With Andy Davis; Playing The Exit/In Tonight, Nov. 10

By Eileen Tilson/ @tktalt_tn

I remember vividly the first time I saw Andy Davis play. Years ago in Atlanta, at the legendary Eddie’s Attic, I saw the wonderful Ten out of Tenn traveling show, and was blown away by the subtle, Andy Davis. The Louisiana native wraps you around his guitar picking fingers with his sultry lyrics and pop soul. Having had his music featured in shows like One Tree Hill and Greys Anatomy, Davis has no plans on settling down anytime soon. 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 is currently in the studio working diligently to finish his brand new record due out Fall 2011. He joined us for our 5Gb series before his show tonight at the Exit/In.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

First gig ever…(I’m assuming this means first big concert)–proudly embarrassed to say it was a Carman concert. If you don’t know who that is, don’t worry about it.

What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?

My favorite gig experience was probably the time when I played my first headlining show at a little place called The Living Room in Muncie, IN–I had no idea people would show up–there were tons of people at the show, so I assumed the opener was really popular. I walked out and people started cheering and then when I started singing the first song, everyone knew all the words and started singing really loudly….I thought it was a big practical joke. really special night.

What is the best gig you have ever been to?

Coldplay’s Rush of Blood tour in Birmingham, AL at a theater.

Gig you would most like to play?

Headlining at Red Rocks in Colorado.

What would be the lineup for your dream gig?

I’d put together a show where Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Paul McCartney and myself would all play each others’ songs.

Catch Andy Davis live tonight, Nov.10 at the Exit/In

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