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“Jazzbo Acoustic Folk With Tabasco”
(Pleasantville, NY– September 23, 2012) Nashville duo Bishop~Davidson will be performing Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the , 219 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, New York, from 7:00-9:00pm.
With nearly 14 years on the road as an acoustic enchantress, MJ Bishop did not feel a pressing need to hook up with yet another songwriter and begin booking afresh as a brand new duo. Neither did WT Davidson – comfortably ensconced in Nashville and resting on his laurels (cuts by Ray Charles, Crystal Gayle, and Michael Johnson, to name a few) – feel particularly inclined to leave his cozy perch for a brand new batch of venues and an entirely new adventure in writing and playing. Yet, after meeting in a smoky backroom song circle in Nashville, the two seemed almost incapable of continuing the status quo, and found themselves drawn together. MJ’s evocative, yearning Americana, influenced by everyone from Hank Williams to Patty Griffin, meets WT’s often quirky, jazz/blues-infused sensibility with an engaging sparkle that produces an entirely new entity and musical starting point. When performing their pre-existing repertoire, new tempos, new grooves, and energy emerge. When collaborating on new songs, both find themselves writing, singing and playing in ways which they previously hadn’t conceived.
On stage, Bishop~Davidson produce what Hunter Allen describes as “a great sound and a great vibe.” MJ and WT have experienced a serendipitous meeting which is yielding more than a new act to take on the road – it’s a new way of approaching their craft, something hard to pin down, yet sensed by an audience with real delight. They really like playing together, and every show is a new chance at that spontaneous chemistry that makes music worth playing, and worth hearing.
Discography: MJ Bishop –Hometown Address (2001); Feel Good (2003); Pull of the Moon (2008); WT Davidson – Trying To Be Somebody (1996)