Voo Davis Band

Voo Davis Band

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandAmericanaBlues

Slide based Swamp Pop mixed with Blues, Rock, and Americana/Soul

Biography

Born in Anniston, AL Brian "Voo" Davis' ripping overdriven acoustic slide guitar playing is just one layer of the multi-instrumental guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer.  2015 was a breakout year for Davis making 5 TV appearances, countless radio appearances, in rotation on Sirius "Bluesville" Radio, and releasing "Midnight Mist," an album that received glowing reviews from Downbeat, Offbeat, JazzTimes, as well as International Americana publications.  

While Davis was still young, his family moved north and Chicago blues started mixing with Alabama clay. And when Alabama clay mixes with Chicago flash the result is Voo Davis. The 2012 basement recorded release “A Place For Secrets,” spent 7 months running through the AMA & RMR charts respectively, while surprising the Blues/Americana music scene with an overdriven acoustic mix of slide based guitar songs. 

The lack of genre persists on Davis' music as he mixes several styles effectively. The same issue persists with the 9/10/2013 release of “Vicious Things.” With influences of Blues, Jazz, Rock, & Country, & Jamband it can only be described as Americana on today’s scene. With “Vicious Things” the former blues circuit guitarist moved from the basement to two of Louisiana’s top recording studios (Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, La./Dockside Studio. Maurice, La.) and added 4 other Chicago based musicians with various backgrounds to record an album on Neve boards, with an analog sound. No autotune, no big computer fixes, just humans making sounds. A trait he learned on the road with WC Handy award winner Eddie King.
While personal tragedy with the untimely passing of his wife in 2009 motivated the young guitarist back to music, the songs Davis has created since that time have been called “lyrically encouraging.” While Davis’ delivery sparks quote like... “understands blues deep in his soul...It is his guitar work that truly stands out as extraordinary however.” With a distinct distorted acoustic slide sound, there is a reason much of Davis’ time is spent touring states like Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi.
And now, with his third album "Midnight Mist" set for release April of 2015, Davis looks to advance his sound and solidify his place on the music scene. With a passion for lyrics and a gift for creating emotion with a guitar, Davis encompasses all that is right about an independent musician in today’s field of millions. It brings genres together instead of separating them into a neat package of similarity. It’s a real album in the day of the one song release. And more importantly, it’s a continued story of a musician who’s been called by Cantopia Wordpress..."THE SPOTLIGHT ON A BUDDING TALENT WHO IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A SCREAMING GUITAR."

Lyrics

Riverside Blues

Written By: Voo Davis

Riverside blues

Been on that road I been down that track.
Gonna find my way, or find my way back, looking for truth like the riverside blues, nothing gonna move my soul till I find my Way home to the riverside blues

V2

Spent my time carry that load, running Tennessee with an A.M. Radio, I need truth looking for the riverside blues. Nothing gonna Move my soul till I find my way home to the riverside blues

Give it up on the road found ya love gonna find my way again
Live it up on that road how ya love? I'm in the same old room again, but I'm losing my friends

Been gone so long don't know what I call home
is holding the ghosts that paid their dues they hanging at the riverside blues, nothing gonna move my soul till I find my way home to the riverside blues Gonna make my way

We gonna try just a little We gonna try just a little bit more
We gonna try just a little We gonna try just a little bit more
Nothing gonna move my soul till I find my way home, to the riverside blues
Nothing gonna move my soul till I find my way home, to the riverside blues

Riverside Blues

Written By: Voo Davis

Riverside blues

Been on that road I been down that track.
Gonna find my way, or find my way back, looking for truth like the riverside blues, nothing gonna move my soul till I find my Way home to the riverside blues

Spent my time carry that load, running Tennessee with an A.M. Radio, I need truth looking for the riverside blues. Nothing gonna Move my soul till I find my way home to the riverside blues

Give it up on the road found ya love gonna find my way again
Live it up on that road how ya love? I'm in the same old room again, but I'm losing my friends

Been gone so long don't know what I call home
is holding the ghosts that paid their dues they hanging at the riverside blues, nothing gonna move my soul till I find my way home to the riverside blues Gonna make my way

We gonna try just a little We gonna try just a little bit more
We gonna try just a little We gonna try just a little bit more
Nothing gonna move my soul till I find my way home, to the riverside blues
Nothing gonna move my soul till I find my way home, to the riverside blues

Void

Written By: Voo Davis

Void

G. Em

Living up on that memory who you wanting me to be,I'm holding out while you holding

C. Am bm. C. G

on making up with me, And I hope you understand

G

Many things about my will that I can never change,

Em

Conversations with myself getting pretty strange,
And I hope you understand

Chorus

That I want you to hold on to, Leaving me behind

And I want you to hold onto, saying that better day
Aw your keeping that void open I said that you left behind

A lot of things that I'm missing now that will be hard for me to find

That void that's in my soul fed by black coffee and red wine

And I hope you understand

Giving up all the things I wanted to do,

The man I planned to be isn't who I turned into

And I hope you understand

Chorus 2

That I want you to hold onto, that memory left behind

And I want you to hold onto that brighter day in that special way

I said that you left behind

Solo

V3

Living up on that memory who you wanting me to be

But Possibilities arise so infrequently

And I hope you understand

Chorus (version 2)

That I want you to hold on to, Leaving me behind

And I want you to hold onto, that better day

Keeping that void open

That you left behind

V4

Living up on that memory who you wanting me to be,I'm holding out while you holding on while they hang the blame on me

And I hope you understand (repeat 3 x)

Discography