David Davis interview online

David DavisBluegrass mandolinist, singer and band leader David Davis was the subject of an interview this past weekend in the Seattle Times. He and his band, The Warrior River Boys, performed at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival on July 21, and spoke with Diane Wright of the Times’ Snohomish County Bureau at some length.

Among other topics, they discussed the Davis family’s bluegrass pedigree.

His dad’s older brother Cleo led the way in the profession. He answered an ad in a newspaper in 1938 and became the first member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys.

Davis first met Monroe in 1974. “I was going into the sixth grade. It was like Mount Rushmore. I had always heard about him. It was really awesome.”

You can read the entire article online at the Seattle Times web site.

Audio samples from him latest CD, Troubled Times, and the tour schedule for the band on the official David Davis & The Warrior River Boys web site.

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