Singer-songwriter Davey O is a resilient artist with a career that has not been of the skyrocket variety. It's been a slow steady climb, a ten-year journey of learning to scrape away anything that smacks of cliché and turn the raw experience of life into songs that cut straight through to a place of sunlight and tears. The struggle has paid off in a collection of songs that are justly earned--no hackneyed storylines, no insincere polish, just an unflinching poet's look at life.
His style is pure Americana--a mix of back porch folk and beer hall rowdy. You've already met his characters: the home-loving troubadour wondering if it's worth the long miles in an anonymous landscape; the brilliant but wild boy whose heart drowns in life's hurricane; the pretty girl at the bar whose sweet smile looks like a promise of redemption.
Armed with a classic troubadour's Gibson, battered straw hat and a powerful-yet-sensitive voice, Davey O has entertained attentive, diverse audiences throughout the Northeast and Midwest both as a solo artist and in collaboration with his musical partner Jeffrey Mikulski. He has been recognized with seven ASCAPlus Awards, five nominations for the Buffalo Music Award, and in 2004 he won the WNY People's Choice Award.