Born in Anniston, AL Brian "Voo" Davis' ripping overdriven slide guitar playing is just one layer of the multi-instrumental guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer. While Davis was still young, his family moved north and Chicago blues started mixing with Alabama clay. And when Alabama clay mixes with Chicago flash the result is Voo Davis. Touring with Former Koko Taylor Guitarist and BMA winner Eddie King, Davis learned to travel the Blue Circuit and sharpen his craft along side one of the best. The 2012 basement recorded release “A Place For Secrets,” spent 7 months running through the AMA & RMR charts respectively, while surprising the Blues/Americana music scene with an overdriven acoustic mix of slide based guitar songs.
The lack of genre persists on Davis' music as he mixes several styles effectively. The same issue persists with the 9/10/2013 release of “Vicious Things.” With influences of Blues, Jazz, Rock, & Country, & Jamband it can only be described as Americana on today’s scene. With “Vicious Things” the former blues circuit guitarist moved from the basement to two of Louisiana’s top recording studios (Studio in the Country, Bogalusa, La./Dockside Studio. Maurice, La.) and added 4 other Chicago based musicians with various backgrounds to record an album on Neve boards, with an analog sound. No autotune, no big computer fixes, just humans making sounds. A trait he learned on the road with WC Handy award winner Eddie King.
While personal tragedy with the untimely passing of his wife in 2009 motivated the young guitarist back to music, the songs Davis has created since that time have been called “lyrically encouraging.” While Davis’ delivery sparks quote like... “understands blues deep in his soul...It is his guitar work that truly stands out as extraordinary however.” With a distinct distorted acoustic slide sound, there is a reason much of Davis’ time is spent touring states like Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi.
And now, with his third album "Midnight Mist" set for release April of 2015, Davis looks to advance his sound and solidify his place on the music scene. With a passion for lyrics and a gift for creating emotion with a guitar, Davis encompasses all that is right about an independent musician in today’s field of millions. It brings genres together instead of separating them into a neat package of similarity. It’s a real album in the day of the one song release. And more importantly, it’s a continued story of a musician who’s been called by Cantopia Wordpress..."THE SPOTLIGHT ON A BUDDING TALENT WHO IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A SCREAMING GUITAR."