Orville Davis & "The Wild Bunch"
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Orville Davis & "The Wild Bunch"

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ORVILLE DAVIS/BarnBurner
Robert K.Oermann
-Orville is keeping country music alive and well in Manhattan. The title tune to his new CD is a fine, classic-sounding hillbilly bopper with stuttering steel and brushed drums. Elsewhere, he offers the fine ballad "Before You Loved Me", the rockabilly rave-up "Callin' Janie", the honky tonkin' "Don't Say You Loved Me" and the sentimental "Rich In Love." One constant is that he's hard-core country. - Music Row


One constant is that he’s hardcore country.
Robert K. Oermann, Music Row


BarnBurner is an astounding success.
Dante Domenick, Rockzillaworld


Anyone who wants to hear the genuine article , will enjoy every number on BarnBurner.

Ron Wynn, Nashville City Paper

This record stopped the Editor dead in his tracks. Seriously. Mid sentence, discussing the “good old days,” he stopped when “Knockin’ At My Door” began.
John Shelton / Top 21 Reviews


Let’s hope that “BarnBurner” ignites a Davis fire around the country. His writing, singing and picking deserve a large audience.
Ed Will, The Denver Post

- OD


Amazon.com
***** 5 Star Review Great country music, October 25, 2005
Reviewer: Constantin Merezhkowsky (New York, NY) - See all my reviewsThis is "pure" country music. I don't listen too much to what comes out of Nashville these days, but I like people like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, and I suspect Orville Davis likes them as well. There are cool, instantly enjoyable songs here, all of them either written or cowritten by the singer himself. The band is superb as well, especially the dobro of Jim Heffernan and the bass of Willy Playlo.


BEST COUNTRY MUSIC: Ed Will
DENVER POST, December 25,2005


1 Billy Joe Shaver, "The Real Deal" The title track says all that needs to be said about Shaver, who mines his hardscrabble upbringing, salvation and family tragedies (he lost his guitarist son to heroin) to write and sing country music as real as you can find anywhere.

2 Dwight Yoakam, "Blame the Vain" Yoakam hits a home run his first time out without longtime producer, guitarist Pete Anderson. This is vintage country from the man who revived the Bakersfield sound of Buck Owens.

3 Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell, "Begonias"Cary and Cockrell have the perfect voices to bring back in grand style the almost lost art of country duets, perfected by George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.

4 Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Jacksonville City Nights" Adams turns out his finest country album since his Whiskeytown days and confirms his place in the vanguard of contemporary singer-songwriters.

5 Orville Davis, "BarnBurner" This New York-based singer-songwriter strums up music that makes you get up and dance. Nashville by way of the Big Apple, and it works.
- kdm


By Ron Wynn NASHVILLE CITY PAPER
December 23, 2005

We list this week our favorite CD releases and reissues. Next week is devoted to DVDs and books, as well as our citing the greats who departed the scene. As always, this column avoids using the term "best" in describing these since it's impossible for any one person's list to accurately or completely cite every significant release in even one genre, let alone multiple ones.
Rock/Pop/Country/Americana/Bluegrass
Randy Travis - Passing Through (Word/Curb/WB)
Lee Ann Womack - There's More Where That Came From (MCA)
Porter Wagoner - Something To Brag About (King/Gusto)
Dan Trooper - Make It Through The Night (Sugar Hill)
Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust (Columbia/Sony)
Blue Highway - Marbletown (Rounder)
Bob Frank - Ride The Restless Wind (Bowstring)
Gene Watson - Then & Now (Koch)
Orville Davis - Barnburner (Fountainbleu)
Rodney Crowell - The Outsider (Columbia)

- Nashville City Paper


Discography

"Howl At The Moon" Fountainbleu
"I Call Your Name"/"Dancin' In The Mirror"-Single Fountainbleu
"BarnBurner" single "Knockin' At My Door" Fountainbleu

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Bio

Take a taste of Rock and Roll, mix it with a little Rhythm and Blues, top it off with a little Country and Western, stir it up and you’ve got Honky Tonk With Attitude. This is the music Orville Davis brings to the public.
This Florida born, Alabama and Georgia raised, Honky-Tonker has been bringing his style of music and his honest, forthright personality to the New York City hard-to-please masses for the past twelve years and winning converts at every turn. Voted Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association four years in a row (1996 - 1999), he is still the laidback Southern Gentleman with a gleam of the naughty boy in his eye. It doesn't matter if he's playing in a smoky Irish Pub or for 30,000 people at the New Jersey Hot Air Ballooning Festival, Orville brings Conviction and Energy to the stage as his sidekicks.
Orville’s career has taken him to many parts of the world. Whether it’s playing bass guitar at Denver's Mile High Stadium in support of Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Mary Wells and Jerry Lee Lewis, opening for Brooks & Dunn, or playing his acoustic guitar at The Bitter End in New York City for a growing legion of fans, Davis' versatility has allowed him to perform under all types of circumstances. A seasoned veteran, he now brings his music and writing to the forefront.
Orville's latest CD BarnBurner (Fountainbleu Records) has been getting great reviews, as well as radio play on stations across the country and in Europe. BarnBurner was produced by Nashville veteran Jim Heffernan, who has worked with such artists as Brad Paisley, Joe Diffy and Doug Kershaw. 1999 Grammy Award Winning Engineer and Producer Dennis Ferrante brought his mastering touch to the final mixes.
Orville is the voice for RCA's Country Legends series, "Ultimate/Waylon", "Patriotic Country I & II" and "Ultimate Alabama" Greatest Hits releases. Orville can be heard singing the Bobby Troup song "Route 66" for K-Mart's Route 66 Jeans commercial, Roger Miller's "King Of The Road" for Suzuki's SUV advertising campaign, and on a recent commercial for Subway sandwiches. Orville is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).
Orville has also been performing with his band "The Wild Bunch" up and down the East Coast. Orville is hitting 2011 head on with his energy and Honky Tonk With Attitude.