Davis celebrates new album Saturday
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:00 AM
A local singer and songwriter plans to release his most recent CD with a concert in Madison.
Jimmy Davis celebrates his newest CD, "Solo," with a release party in downtown Madison on Saturday. Davis, Nashville songwriter Cory Mayo and singer Mississippi Adam Riggle will perform at the Ohio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Davis will play his new collection of music from the CD in its entirety during the concert, which is expected to last from 90 minutes to two hours.
Davis began working on his new release in November 2012 and recorded the collection of songs at a Nashville studio in two days. He also noted this is the first CD that he's recorded as a solo artist, which led to the CD's title.
"It's the first one I've done by myself," Davis said.
The CD features a roots and blues sound, he said, adding the sound might resemble the work of blues singer Robert Johnson should the artist have recorded in today's advanced studios.
Davis will be joined at the Ohio Theatre by a hit songwriter and area blues singer during the CD release.
Mayo, who comes from a family of hit songwriters, wrote several songs that have been recorded by country singers. Some of his works include "In a Small Town," which was recorded by Kenny Chesney in 2005, and "You'll Be There," which was recorded by George Strait.
"It went right to number one," Davis said of "You'll Be There."
Mayo's work isn't limited to the country genre though, Davis said. Mayo has co-written with several other artists. Davis and Mayo have collaborated on songs together thoughout the years as well.
"We've done co-writes," he said, "but nothing on this CD."
Mayo will perform some of his work during the concert, as well as perform some songs with Davis.
Riggle, of Louisville, will also perform a selection of traditional blues during the show.
Davis met Riggle during a Kentuckiana Blues Society competition where Davis served as a judge. Even though Riggle didn't win the competition, Davis was drawn to his music and style.
Tickets for the show are available before the performance at the Ohio Theatre, 105 E. Main St., or Ghostnote Music, 2403 Wilson Ave., for $15. Tickets will also be available at the door for $18. Admission includes a copy of the new CD.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the CD release party begins at 7:30 p.m.