Nashville, TN, March 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The self-titled debut from the Clarksburg, WV based Davisson Brothers Band, including the singles “Big City Hillbilly” and “Foot Stompin’,” releases March 10 on CharTunes/Yell Records, distributed in the US and Canada by E1 Entertainment Distribution.
After touring relentlessly for over fifteen years, the band decided it was time to record. “We had put off making a record to make sure we did it right,” says Chris Davisson. “A bad record is like a bad tattoo, it's always with you.” The band has built a strong fan base throughout West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida, and the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Retailers, such as Wal-mart, FYE, and Best Buy, are supporting the new release in these areas.
The Davisson Brothers Band’s sound is as real as it gets. Playing music together for fifteen years, brothers Chris and Donnie Davisson had developed a distinctive style. But it was the addition of cousin Sammy Davisson and childhood friend Aaron Regester to the band that solidified the sound that has become patently theirs. “Our producers have figured out how to record us and keep all the elements that make the Davisson Brothers Band what we are,” says Chris. “And we couldn’t be happier with it!” The CD contains thirteen cuts—some longtime Davisson Brothers classics and some new songs. Producer Doug Grau said, “It was important to make great recordings of longtime fan favorites while introducing some fresh new material to keep growing the band.”
The unique Davisson Brothers Band sound is infused with a blend of country, Southern rock, and bluegrass and continues musical pursuits started by the Davisson family long ago. Aaron's reliable drums and Sammy's solid bass groove provide the perfect foundation for Donnie's impassioned, soulful vocals. Add Sammy's flawless harmonies, all driven by Chris's mind-bending blend of bluegrass, country, and blues guitar and you have a sound unlike anything you've ever heard. “Music has always been a part of our lives,” says Chris, “and now we're living our dad's and uncle's dream—playing music around the country and hearing ourselves on the radio.”
The Davisson family has been playing music as long as anyone can remember. Donnie says, “This started way before us. Some of our family members were fiddlers back in the day. We've heard stories about a distant uncle who was hired by the B & O Railroad to play fiddle tunes to the workers while walking from West Virginia to Chicago.” The boys heard these stories over the years of working and hanging out on their family farm in Harrison County, WV. The farm has a history of Davissons making music there since the late 1700s. On one track on the record, the guys took “the recording studio” to the farm. Chris says, “We had to have the real sounds of where we come from on the record and it worked perfect with a song of ours called ‘Found Dead On A Fence Line.’”
The CD was produced by veteran producers Dave Hanner, Brian David Willis, and Doug Grau. Dave Hanner is a hit songwriter with many credits including the Don Williams classic “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good,” and is a lifelong member of the Corbin-Hanner Band. Brian David Willis is the Associate Producer on Brad Paisley's Play CD and his engineering work can be heard on Paisley's other CDs in addition to releases by Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, George Strait, and many others. Doug Grau produced CDs by Little Texas, Jeff Foxworthy, and Bill Engvall and signed Travis Tritt and David Ball to Warner Bros. Records.
The Davisson Brothers Band is available March 10, 2009 in stores and online wherever music is sold.
About the Davisson Brothers Band
The Davisson Brothers Band’s unique, distinctive sound combined with the band's talent and energy has gained a loyal fan base all over the Eastern United States.
About CharTunes/Yell Records
Pittsburgh-based CharTunes Records has partnered with Nashville-based Yell Records to sign, develop, record, and market country music artists.
About E1 Entertainment Distribution
Formerly Koch Distribution, E1 Entertainment Distribution is the leading independent music and video distributor in the US and Canada.