Garrick Davis World Blues with Born Yesterday

Garrick Davis World Blues with Born Yesterday

"A House Full of Friends" CD Release and Birthday Celebration

Sun, April 8, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$22 adv / $25 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Garrick Davis World Blues
Garrick Davis World Blues
“Garrick Davis World Blues” features Davis, a guitarist, vocalist and storyteller, performing mostly original music steeped in the emotional delivery and tradition of the Blues “originators” while stretching the foundational genre to employ elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Gospel, Folk, Indian, African and Psychedelia. The audience will enjoy a revolving roster of “A-List” musicians as the songs require including Tony Stead(organ), CL Behrens(Trombone), Tammi Brown(vocalist), Zach Davis(keys, vocals), AJ Joyce(electric bass), Grant “Slam” Walthall(drums), D. Edward(percussion), Daniel Berkman(kora, handsonic), Tanmay Bichu(tabla drums) and Perry Thoorsell(acoustic bass).
The seeds of this “revolving musician” concert format were sown when Davis envisioned an opportunity to share the stage with players he has wanted to work with again, and some for the first time. The format also serves to create a refreshing dynamic flow for the live experience, as the audience will witness various ensembles performing electric or acoustic-based “mini-sets” to authenticate the broad spectrum of music genres Davis is inspired by.
This concert format was first employed in October 2016 for the ambitious “House Full of Friends” concert that was recorded for a new Live album and video documentary. The 11 tracks chosen for the CD are mixed, however the collection still needs to be “mastered” for optimum audio quality across different listening platforms.
A six-week Indie GoGo crowdfunding campaign launches Sunday, April 9th(Garrick’s birthday) to raise a goal of $15,000 to complete the video documentary, post-production, the manufacturing and, for the first time in Davis’ career, effectively market and distribute the completed project to a domestic and international audience. The funding campaign trumpets what Davis is calling his “Fearless Year”, a period in which he will very publicly seek to overcome that which has held him back in a concerted effort to move forward focused, more vital and productively creative than ever before - collaboration with others being key to achieve continuous growth as an artist, social activist and human being.
The concept of time passing(his father and older sister both passed in 2016 and 2015, respectively), a salute to peers and friends combined with a desire to make a difference in his community and society as a whole makes this a “Red Letter Day” event where attendees and musicians-alike will dance, sway, move, and ​be​ moved to support this artist’s journey.
"A House Full of Friends" CD Release and Birthday Celebration
"A House Full of Friends" CD Release and Birthday Celebration
We are proud to announce the release of "A House Full of Friends", a live album that documented "a music concert demonstrating collaboration, excellence and passion that can only be heard to be understood" featuring "Garrick Davis World Blues", 14 of the Bay Area's best musicians and vocalists, performing both electric and acoustic sets of original music.

In commemoration of the March 30th official release date, Z.E.D. Productions presents an "Album Release Concert and Significant Birthday Celebration" featuring "Garrick Davis World Blues" with a new young band "Born Yesterday" opening the show . You don't want to miss this opportunity to show your Love and share your honored and vital presence. Club Fox is located at 2209 Broadway in Redwood City, CA and tickets are available at " Club Fox is 21 & over.

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A new era and live show concept was born for guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer Garrick Davis as he recruited a circle of veteran musicians he had either played in his earlier bands or musicians he had "wanted to play with for some time to record a live album". To create a sense of spontaneity and focus, minimal rehearsals were held. In lieu of this, Davis worked with a number of musicians individually. What transpired was a notable fellowship of mutual respect and anticipation, before the first notes were even struck, that only grew as the evening progressed. What was documented, in pristine audio, is an adventurous body of work that is both genre-defying and explosive in content. What came of that vision was a tangible reality that Davis calls" World Blues", music with a foundation in Blues and augmented by instruments of various cultural origins.

The album title itself, "A House Full of Friends", represents a venue occupied with people bringing a supportive vibe to the venture. There were enough people in attendance that night to pay for the 13 musicians, a extra sound tech, a deposit on the video crew and venue rental. The great audio mix of the complex tracks was paid for out of pocket. Two Fundraising concerts followed the next year, both financial failures beyond expenses but, however, both were artistic successes, cementing the concept of a potent live band widened by the scope of the instrumentation, range of age(men and women from 20-something to 80-something), diverse cultures and ethnicities. Finally, both the audio mastering and the manufacturing are family-supported. It is the CD and digital download sales that will allow broader promotion and marketing to bring this product to a wide audience, through touring and social media.

The one thread woven throughout this human and musical tapestry is Garrick Davis himself, the artist who possesses an unwavering belief in his music to lift the lives of his audience as well as those of the musicians with which he shares the stage. His Love and appreciation emanates from the stage in full flight like someone who has learned to never take a gift for granted, including his own.

Garrick turns 60 the day after this event, sharing the same Birthdate as his wife, Zsuzsanna and close enough to his son Zach(April 7th) who will take his piano duties beside his father as well as debuting at Club Fox with his own band "Born Yesterday as the show opener. Newcomer Dana Cory, who will provide brass with this band for the first time also has a 4/6 Birthday.

This activity has ushered in a breath of fresh air to Davis' ever-simmering career. Having grown restless with performing and touring as a soloist, playing local and regional clubs, bars and restaurants with a four and five-piece "guitar band" has been less satisfying than the potential Davis and company is capable of , considering the range of musical and messages his work has always sought to explore. Stretching beyond previously perceived "limitations", with his core musicians, widening the scope of the instrumentation, the range of age and cultures and ethnicities, Davis is poised to thrive with a new beginning to create "something you won't hear every day". Go see "Garrick Davis World Blues" so you can "understand" for yourself.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063