New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Legendary guitarist and songwriter Dave Davies has announced the upcoming release of Open Road, a new full-length album written and produced in collaboration with his son, Russ Davies. A sonic testament of two musicians coming from different eras and backgrounds in music and fusing their mutual experience into a deeply honest and inspiring LP, Open Road will be released on March 31st, 2017.
Davies has also shared the lead track from the album, "Path Is Long", via an exclusive premiere on Consequence of Sound who writes, "The father-son duo has worked together in the past, but never have they sounded as locked-in as they do on new track "Path Is Long".
Listen: Dave Davies & Russ Davies - "Path is Long"
Dave Davies is a musician who needs little introduction, as a founder member of legendary rock group The Kinks; his guitar sound, unique style and song writing has shaped the landscape of rock and pop music across generations. A pioneering rock guitarist who singlehandedly changed rock-n-roll when he sliced his little green Elpico amp speaker with a razor blade, creating the first heavy metal guitar tone and riff. This revolutionary guitar sound propelled the Kinks into stardom with the global smash hits 'You Really Got Me' and 'All Day and All of the Night', followed by numerous other classics over the next decades. Daves music is as relevant today as it was in the 60s, having released in recent years several critical acclaimed albums on Sony's Red River Entertainment.
"As lead guitarist and co-founder of the Kinks, Dave Davies is one of the most unpredictable and original forces in rock," enthuses writer Bill Crowley,"His distinctive guitar style went on to have major impact on several key guitar-rock styles, including heavy metal and punk. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dave's massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen
to Green Day."
Russ Davies is well known in the global electronic dance music scene, having produced over 15 albums and toured the world over with his alter-egos Abakus and Cinnamon Chasers, gaining significant notoriety with the track and music video for
"Luv Deluxe" which won the SXSW Award for Best Music
Video and subsequently became a viral hit.
On working with his son on Open Road, Dave Davies observes that "Working with my son was a delight and he made me realize a lot about myself... I feel an almost strange magnetic loving energy pervading through the whole work... I found it very demanding emotionally and I wanted it to have integrity... Even though Russ is my son we happened to both gel with the ideals, stories and motives of the work; the honesty, the purity of it, and its deceptive simplicity and wonder of it."
Russ Davies concurs, "Working with Dave is a fluid process and we both seem to share some kind of psychic connection and understanding of how the song is forming and where we want it to go... with this album I really had the desire to produce this record in the most organic way I could, and try to capture some of the old rock spirit whilst bringing some new energy to the table. I feel we've created an honest and natural sound, un-perfectionist and rough at the edges, but with plenty of character and vibe - we are both proud of how the record turned out."
Dave Davies 2017 Tour Dates:
April 06 - Milwaukee, WI - Patawatomi Casino
April 08 - St Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
April 11 - New York, NY - City Winery
April 12 - New York, NY - City Winery
April 13 - Natick, MA - Centre for Arts
April 15 - North Truro, MA - Payomet PAC
April 16 - Hartford, CT - Infinity
April 17 - New Hope, PA - Havana
April 20 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music
April 22 - Riverhead, NY - Suffolk Theatre
April 24 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head
April 29 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
April 30 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
May 01 - Nashville, TN - City Winery