Davey O. | No Passengers

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No Passengers

by Davey O.

A collection of six new sparsely arranged acoustic songs by Folk/Americana singer songwriter Davey O. includes the 7th track, a stunning version of the traditional classic, "Long Black Veil"
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Song I Wrote
4:50 $0.99
2. The Main Street
2:27 $0.99
3. Ask Youself the Question
3:33 $0.99
4. The Walk
3:41 $0.99
5. Standing in These Shoes
5:02 $0.99
6. Man in Motion
4:46 $0.99
7. Long Black Veil
5:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
"No Passengers" has been named a "Best of 2014" CD by Joe Pzsonek of WMSC (Montclair, NJ), Wanda Adams Fischer of WAMC (Albany, NY), Chris Kocher of WHRW, (Binghamton, NY), The Sundilla Radio Hour, (Auburn, AL), and Radio Crystal Blue, (Tacoma, WA)!!!! "No Passengers" has also spent the past eight weeks as a Top 25 Contemporary Folk Album on the Roots Music Reports, debuting at #3 and has been among the Top 50 CD's on the Folk DJ Chart for September and October!

Davey O. and his songs are Buffalo, NY. They are your hometown. Songs born from a work ethic instilled by a factory working father; steeped in time, then written like a conversation with your next door neighbor and as comfortable as a well-worn pair of shoes. These are the stories of American life. Songs of labor, love, laughter, sorrow, life and death, baptized in waters drawn from a deep and timeless well.

His is a journey dedicated to the craft of drawing the line that connects our common humanity. With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined.

" Davey O. from Buffalo, New York has a new seven-song EP release named "No Passengers" that includes six songs all performed as well as penned by him. He’s an Americana, roots, folk singer-songwriter with twang enough to cover the classic song “Long Black Veil” in spades. He tells it like it is with his heart on his sleeve and empty pockets walking on a main street in any rust filled factory town.
His lyrics from “The Song I Wrote”; “…I’ll get behind the wheel/Drive every mile with hope/To tell you how my heart feels/In the words of a song I wrote” and “The Walk” takes him from a first date to a marriage proposal; “…I am wondering/If you’d care to be my wife/Sometimes steady, sometimes stumbling/Will you walk with me through this life?” Such sentiments disclose Davey O.’s obvious love of sharing his most intimate feelings with his music.

No fear of cliché, no matter the grammar is demonstrated in his song “The Main Street” with the lyrics “There’s no more workers in the factory/They took my job and my social security/My country ‘tis overseas/Now that Main Street ain’t the main street anymore” and a haunting familiar chorus “We’ve been forgotten for so long/That we’ve forgotten for how long…”

His finger seems happy to take the pulse of many folks from small cities and towns all over this country." - Trish Lewis, The Review, Ann Arbor, MI

"The title of the latest album from acclaimed singer songwriter Davey O, No Passengers, refers to the fact that he is the only person to perform on the record handling all the instruments and vocals. Davey wrote six of the seven tracks here with the lone cover being a haunting and sparsely arranged version of "Long Black Veil". This also marks the first release without his longtime collaborator Jeffrey Winston Mikulski who passed away early this year. The songs all stand out as Davey's writing over the years has been fine tuned. His ability to sketch a vivid character or moment with memorable lyrics and melodies to match has been honed with his relentless performing and touring schedule. He has grown into a very fine performer with a wisdom, maturity and knowledge of his craft.

Davey recorded the disc over two days at Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA. with Neale Eckstein manning the knobs. What they got was an honest and raw emotional recording very similar to Davey's live shows. Standout tracks include the afore mentioned "Long Black Veil", the romantic and introspective "The Song I Wrote", "Standing in These Shoes" and "The Main Street" a commentary about our times. No Passengers is another outstanding release from Davey O a premier writer and performer." - Bob Silvestri, Best of WNY.com

"Davey O. crafts intimate, folk-and country-based slices of a life examined. With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, he finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit." - Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News

"Davey O. is a great singer songwriter also, a brilliant and inspired musician....” –Remo Ricaldone, American Roots DJ, Italy

"I am impressed with Davey O.'s power to create mental pictures in the listener's mind ...he is a talented songwriter ." - Mike Penard, ISA Radio, France

"a rare voice for the actual struggling everyday people of this world--not filtered through legend or tradition, but as actually and personally experienced" - Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena



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