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Davey O. Hometown CD Release with Paul Lamont in the 9th Ward, Buffalo, NY

December 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Davey O Hometown CD Release live in the 9th Ward w/ Paul Lamont

Tickets: $15 (ticket includes a copy of the new CD “Some Days” and the earliest release “Testing the Rust”) – General Admission Seated can be purchased at TixR.com or the Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p) fee free cash sales, 3% credit card fee

7pm Doors, 7:30pm Show

Celebrate Davey O’s latest release “Some Days” in the 9th Ward with Paul Lamont opening the show!

“(On “Some Days”) you find something closer to Jackson Browne or James Taylor than say, Neil Young or John Prine. He isn’t writing with any expectations of impressing a listener but allowing his songs to hold their attention. And he does……

…..His lyrics fortunately aren’t elementary. Davey has a good grasp of what he needs to say, says it intelligently, avoids at best any cliches & gets the drama across lightly, especially on tunes like “Travelogue.” Davey has lots of lovely melodies & tells a compelling story. He layers instruments carefully & all his songs have an atmospheric quality. His tune “Texaco Sign” is an excellent track. A touch of Neil Young-harmonica & it becomes a road lullaby. This is where Davey O should be – he does this well. He could make a truck driver cry with this kind of composition…I’m familiar with Davey O’s work from years ago & he’s consistently poignant in how he approaches his repertoire. Let’s not have to wait 6 years for another.” – John Apice, Americana Highways

It’s no surprise that Buffalo, NY born and bred songwriter Davey O. has been described by Buffalo News critic Jeff Miers as having “a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation”. Embarking on a twenty year journey that has resulted in a collection of justly-earned, highly introspective songs, Davey crafts pure Americana that is not of the social and political consciousness, but drawn from the deep well of experience and human emotion – no hackneyed story lines, no insincere polish, just an unflinching poet’s look at life. The characters woven seamlessly into stories of which the song itself becomes the soundtrack for the movie playing inside the listener’s head.

Armed with a steady, rhythmic pulse on his Gibson guitar, and a no apologies rust-belt work ethic, Davey puts rubber to asphalt, entertaining attentive, diverse audiences at listening rooms, coffeehouses, nightclubs, festivals, colleges and universities throughout the Northeast, Midwest, Midsouth and Atlantic U.S. – performances that result in engagement and communion between performer and audience through story and song.

The hard work has paid off with recognition by way of a New Folk Finalist Selection at The 2013 Kerrville Folk Festival, an Official Showcase Selection at the 2011 Folk Alliance Conference and coveted opening act slots for Ellis Paul, Dan Navarro, Lucy Kaplansky, Amy Speace, Tracy Grammer, Eilen Jewell, Suzanne Vega, Eric Andersen, Cheryl Wheeler, Sloan Wainwright, Kim & Reggie Harris, Seth Glier, Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange), Pierce Pettis, Vance Gilbert, The Kennedys, and Poco.

In August 2012, Davey released – “Testing For Rust” which grabbed the attention of Folk & Americana DJ’s across the country, earning him top grades on the Folk DJ Charts. “Testing For Rust” debuted on FOLK DJ Radio Charts at #20, made the Top Sellers on CD Baby, hit the Airplay Direct Charts Top 50, and spent 11 weeks in the Top 25 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) for State of NY. “Testing For Rust” was also placed on the 2012 “Best of” lists by radio stations WVPE (Elkhart, IN), WHRW (Binghamton, NY), 90FM (Stevens Point, WI) and WMSC (Montclair, NJ).

In September 2014, Davey released a 7 song EP, “No Passengers”, co-produced by Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA over the course of a day and a half. Like its predecessor “Testing For Rust”, “No Passengers” also captured the hearts of folk DJ’s around the country, debuting as a Top 20 album on the Folk DJ Charts for September 2014 and remaining a Top 25 Contemporary Folk CD on the Roots Music Reports for the better part of five months. “No Passengers” also received critical acclaim with inclusion on the “Best of 2014” lists of no less than six radio stations – WHRW (Binghamton, NY), WAMC (Albany, NY), WMSC (Montclair, NJ), Radio Crystal Blue (Tacoma, WA), WVPE (Elkhart, IN) and The Sundilla Radio Hour (Auburn, AL). “No Passengers” was also graded among the Top 100 Contemporary Folk Albums of 2014 on the Roots Music Reports, landing in the #25 position.

Davey built on the success of his previous releases with the 2017 release of his new, full length CD, “A Bright Horizon Line”. Joined by veteran folk artists Tracy Grammer (background vocals), and Pat Wictor (dobro), as well as up and coming artists Matt Nakoa (piano), and Eric Lee (mandolin, fiddle), “A Bright Horizon Line” is a collection of 10 tracks (9 original compositions, and a cover of the Crowded House classic “Don’t Dream It’s Over”) – each one taking the listener on an adventure via music and words, strung along the common thread of this journey we are all on. Co-produced with Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studios, the production values and arrangements are clear, concise, and cinematic in their quality, successfully capturing the elements of both contemporary and traditional folk music.

Since June of 2020, Davey has been releasing new music in a digital only format via “The Share Project” , with all proceeds of these downloads donated directly to his local food bank, FeedMore WNY. In August of 2023, Davey released a new 6 song EP, “Some Days”, a collection of songs recorded in his home studio, remixed and mastered by Neale Eckstein at Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA.

Davey currently resides in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst, NY with his partner Sheila, and their cats, Lola and Bigsby. https://www.daveyo.com

Paul Lamont

After a lifetime of writing and playing music, Western New York based songwriter Paul Lamont seems to have found his real comfort zone, writing finely crafted songs that aren’t bound by time. “My father was a plumber with his own business and a strong work ethic. If he didn’t do good work, he didn’t get work. I look at songwriting the same way. It’s a craft and it’s a job and it takes a lot of work to do it well. I guess I just have a poet’s heart beating in a plumber’s chest. ”

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Eric Andersen, Gordon Lightfoot and Guy Clark, he crafts songs that are like an open door that anyone can enter. His career as a solo acoustic performer began in the late 1970s playing in rundown saloons and back-alley bars. He played extensively throughout the 80s and 90s holding tight to his acoustic guitar even though the day of the troubadour had passed. In the late 90s, he turned his attention to documentary filmmaking and over the course of the next 20-years, produced and directed over 20 films for regional and national PBS. Now, he’s returned to his roots. “Crafting a song is a lot like crafting a film. There has to be a story arc, a narrative that takes you on a journey.” In 2013, his song, “Whiskey Before Breakfast” came to the attention of record producer, Werner Meyer of Meyer Records in Cologne, Germany and was included on Meyer Records Artist Compilation Volume 4, released in Europe on CD and vinyl. Recently, he was approached by Eric Andersen and asked to contribute a cover version of Andersen’s song “Blue Heart” for a triple album tribute to Andersen that was released in October of 2022. He’s currently in the studio with plans to release an EP early next year.



December 29, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm




The 9th Ward
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202 US
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