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Doves, Crows & Buzzards CD - Davis Miller May



 
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Davis Miller May is a high energy acoustic band featuring Brad Davis on acoustic guitar and mandolin, Dan Miller on bass, and Tim May on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and Dobro. Their music features vocals tunes and instrumental numbers from a variety of musical genres, including bluegrass, folk, country, blues, and swing. The strength of this band is found in their virtuosity on their instruments and their strong songwriting abilities. As soloists Brad Davis and Tim May are two of the finest performers on the acoustic music scene today. Since their first show together in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2005 the trio has performed at various venues and music festivals all over the United States.

In January of 2011 the trio went into the studio and recorded their first CD together. Doves, Crows & Buzzards presents a very strong mix of vocals songs and instrumental tunes, original tunes and well-known standards. The CD has received rave reviews, especially from acoustic guitar fans who enjoy the interplay of Davis and May's guitar work on tunes like "Farewell Blues," "Dinah," "Nine Pound Hammer," and "Angeline the Baker." Folk radio has embraced the title cut, "Doves, Crows & Buzzards," and the Merle Haggard cover "The Way I Am," and bluegrass DJs are spinning the Brad Davis original "Ramblin' Rollin' Stone." There is something here for everyone!

Song List:
1. Ramblin' Rollin' Stone
2. Farewell Blues
3. The Way I Am
4. Your Love Is Like A Flower
5. Death
6. Dinah
7. Doves, Crows & Buzzards
8. Angeline the Baker
9. Why You Been Gone So Long
10. Hangman's Daughter
11. Nine Pound Hammer
12. Spinning & Twirling

About the Band Members:

Grammy award winning artist Brad Davis spent ten years (1992-2002) performing on stage as a member of Marty Stuart's road band. For the past eight years he has played lead acoustic guitar with Earl Scruggs and Friends, and for the past seven years he has played lead electric and acoustic guitar with movie actor Billy Bob Thornton's rock band. He spent two years (2003-2004) as the guitar player for the Sam Bush Band and also performed with John Jorgenson's Gypsy jazz Quintet in 2005.
Brad has worked for, or recorded with, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, The Forester Sisters, Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Sheryl Crow, and The Sweethearts of the Rodeo. Additionally, Brad has recorded three album projects featuring Billy Bob Thornton on Mercury Records and has toured both Europe and the United States as the lead guitar player for Billy Bob Thornton's band. Most recently Brad performed on, and co-produced, a new bluegrass CD featuring Tommy Shaw (Styx). In April of 2011 this CD reached the number 2 spot on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart.
A prolific songwriter Brad has had his songs recorded by various country and bluegrass artists, including country star Tim McGraw ("Ain't No Angels"). He has played on Marty Stuart's gold selling album This Ones Gonna Hurt You, the Marty Stuart Hit Pack, and Marty's last MCA recording The Pilgrim. He played on the soundtrack of Steven Seagal's Fire Down Below, and performed music for Billy Bob Thornton's Miramax releases Daddy And Them and Waking Up In Reno. He also recorded with Sheryl Crow, and others, on the Johnny Cash tribute album Kindred Spirits, played guitar on Warren Zevon's final Grammy-winning recording, The Wind, and was on Sam Bush's Sugar Hill release King of My World.

Tim May is the kind of guy everyone likes. He's humorous, humble, easy-going, and fun to be around. He's also a very accomplished guitar player, singer, and songwriter'and one of Nashville's acoustic guitar "go-to guys". For fifteen years Tim focused on his job as the guitar player for the Nashville-based bluegrass band Crucial Smith. When that band broke up in 2002 the job offers started pouring in. Recent highlights include touring with Patty Loveless, touring with Eddie Rabbit, touring Japan with John Cowan, playing on the all-star Rounder project Moody Bluegrass (and performing with the Moody Blues band at the Ryman Auditorium), performing on the Grand Ole Opry dozens of times with Mike Snider, and recording a Grammy-nominated bluegrass gospel project with Charlie Daniels.
Additionally, FGM Records has released Tim''s solo CD "Find My Way Back" and Tim is also featured in a new FGM Records concert DVD, "Live in Kansas City," with Brad Davis and Cody Kilby. While there are plenty of great guitar pickers in Nashville, Tim May adds great songwriting and singing to his list of many talents, which include being equally adept at resonator guitar, banjo, and mandolin. When he is not on the road or in the recording studio Tim works building and repairing stringed instruments. He is also the co-author of the eight-volume Flatpicking Essentials book/CD series and co-instructor on three instructional DVDs for guitar.

Dan Miller has been the publisher and editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine since 1996. He has also co-authored a number of flatpicking books, including: "The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle" with Charles Sawtelle, "Flatpicking the Blues" with Brad Davis, "The Guitar Player's Guide to Developing Speed, Accuracy and Tone" with Brad Davis, and the Eight Volume flatpicking course "Flatpicking Essentials" with Tim May. Dan Miller and Tim May have also produced three instructional DVDs for guitar players: "Improving Speed, Accuracy, and Tone," "Creating Solos," and "An Approach to Improvisation." Dan Miller started performing on upright and electric bass with Brad Davis in 2003. Since that time Brad and Dan have performed together in a duo, in a trio with Tim May, and in a four piece band that includes Tim May and John Moore. Dan has also performed on bass with a variety of other musicians, included Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin, and Geoffrey Rutledge.

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