The first review of, “Long Way Home”, is here… hurrah!
In his early years Pete was influenced by his song writing heroes Bob Dylan and John Martyn but there is no doubt that he had evolved his own distinctive style well before he started recording way back in the eighties. Well respected in the area’s folk clubs, local audiences will also know him for the numerous occasions that he has supported his old mate, Vin Garbutt. This new CD is a cracking effort, beautifully arranged and produced. On first hearing, there is something about the lightness of Pete’s voice and the richness of his melodies that lead you to overlook the anger and frustration simmering beneath the surface in the lyrics. The callousness of our political masters and the effect they are having on the most vulnerable in society is at the heart of many of his songs. Pete is a Teessider through and through and the album’s penultimate track, “Rusted”, is a rallying call to us all: “I’ll build a bridge and build it higher/Build a steeple build a spire/ Light a spark and fan the fire/In the wilderness again/I’ll make a future with my brothers/For our daughters sons and mothers/And this flame they will not smother/In the wilderness again”. Brings a tear to my eye, anyway. The Link, October 2014
Initially the CD will be available at gigs and by mail order, (£12.00 inc post & package). Also available soon on download at itunes etc.
UPDATE: The CD is now available to buy online HERE
Other news – BBC, Derbyshire launch, Middlesbrough Town Hall…
Really chuffed to have been invited on to BBC Radio Tees to play live, choose some influential tracks and chat about about life in general – thanks John Foster!
The Middlesbrough launch of “Long Way Home” Toft House Studio, was a storming night. Many thanks to my mates, The Shea Family Band and Tony and Margaret Maughan, for helping to make it a special occasion.
I’m now looking forward to the Derbyshire launch of “Long Way Home”, in my home-town of Bolsover. I’m particularly pleased to be holding it in the Blue Bell as I used to help run a folk club there way back in the late 60s. It would be great to be able to catch up with one or two old friends from those distant times.
I’m also excited to be playing Middlesbrough Town Hall again. The last time I played there was to support the legendary Donovan and this time it will be with my mates, “Sweet Baby James”, for a night of the music of James Taylor.
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Friday 7 November
Middlesbrough Town Hall (support for Sweet Baby James)
Box Office 01642 729 729
Saturday 15th November
“The Home-Coming Concert”
The Blue Bell
57 High Street
STOP PRESS: NEW GIG ADDED
Monday 22nd December
The Normanby Hotel (with Jez Lowe)
Enquiries for gigs/CDs etc: email@example.com
For mail order…
Pete Davies Music
c/o 2 Sadler Drive