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Feature article by John Duffy, MyRuralRadio.com Contributing Writer


Varied and interesting approaches to songwriter and performance. It also helps if one has an effortlessly engaging voice that wraps warmly around a song. Louisville, Kentucky native Andrea Davidson has both, and an ever evolving approach to music making.

After learning guitar in high school because she was “tired of asking other people to play chords for me,” Davidson worked as a legal assistant through grad school, all the while making a decent living playing covers.

A three-year old EP contains half a dozen melodic, inventive, and engaging tunes that make up the core of Davidson’s performance, but newer music has her as excited as ever about playing live. Davidson has recently decided to avoid the well-worn singer-songwriter archetype.

“The process is humbling and slightly intimidating. But it’s a discovery.” The most important move, she says, was to invent new tunings to write in. “I have no clue what I am playing. I just feel around for a chords that sound the way I want it to.” The goal, she says, is to avoid playing things that feel predictable.
On several new songs she experiments with various forms of string muting, and has even begun playing a seven-string guitar. “That extra string is tuned to a low B so it’s like having a bass at my fingertips as well.” Davidson recently constructed a simple drum kit that can be played with both feet.

“So I have the guitar with the low bass sounds, kick and snare and my guitar.” The purpose is not to be a novelty act, but to be in control of every pulse and note of the song. “I’m just trying to be authentic, I am not trying to reinvent pop music,” she laughs.
At the same time, she has almost entirely dropped acoustic sounds from her new creations. “I’m very into electric sounds these days; their character.” For Andrea, it is the central characteristic of her creative process.

“Sometimes I get bored with my older songs, but I’m trying to maintain a healthy relationship with them. I always get most excited about what’s new. Musically, I’ve never been more excited.”




Andrea Davidson’s New EP ”Inspirit“ is available now! Buy it now on iTunes by clicking here.

Biography (from andreadavidson.net )

Andrea Davidson’s sound crosses the line between the arresting vocals of Patty Griffin and the funky and sensual musical backdrop of Bill Withers. She combines loops of vocals, guitar, and percussion to create a live performance that is sweetly stunning. Her songs are passionate, honest, and hopeful.

She does not write to fit a genre. Her creative process consists of tuning into herself and the moment, which allows the freedom of many different types of expression to emerge.

Andrea utilizes her musical career to assist in the co- creation of a better world. She deeply believes in the interconnectedness of all things. She has an unshakable faith in the power of humanity to heal itself, mother earth, and all life on this planet. Andrea emanates a profound sense of gratitude on stage. Her musical presence infuses a breath of positiveness and hope into those who attend her live performances. Andrea aspires to be a constant reminder that our life is our art.

An Andrea Davidson song, once heard, will be stuck in your head while you’re lying in bed. Come wired or tired, she promises you will leave inspired.


Andrea wins Tipperary Song Of Peace Award

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Kentucky singer/songwriter Andrea Davidson was the clear winner of the Tipperary Song of Peace Final in Tipperary, Ireland on Saturday June 4th. Scoring a perfect 10 from each of the four judges, Andrea beat off strong international competition to take the top prize of €1,500 plus Tipperary Crystal Trophy. The Final was one of a number of peace related events that took place in Tipperary and was organised by Tipperary Peace Convention.

Awas presented to Afghan Human Rights Activist, Dr. Sima Samar. The Song Contest Final was held in the Tipperary Excel and along with Andrea Davidson from Kentucky. U.S.A. it also featured finalists from Germany, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

The song that Andrea performed in the Final was titled “Natchez Trace” and is one of a vast collection of original compositions from this talented singer/songwriter. The song was perfomed by Andrea and featured Scott Moore on fiddle.

Professionally Andrea has played well over 1,000 shows ranging from clubs to festivals and theatres. She has toured extensively and recently completed a musical residency in Santa Monica, California.

Andrea was a very popular winner with the Tipperary audience and received a huge ovation when the result was announced and returned to the stage to perform a reprise of the winning song. She also performed the winning song at an Ecumenical Service in St. Mary’s Church, Tipperary on Sunday June 5th.

During her stay in Tipperary, Andrea also performed for the puipls of Shronell National School as well as ‘gigging’ with the other contestants in Tony Lowry’s Pub. The Best Irish Entry in the Song of Peace Contest was composed by Co. Down songwriter Ken Warke. Titled “Love is Everything”, the song was performed in the final by well known Tipperary singer, Margi Maxwell and they received the Mick Tuohy Memorial Cup for being the winners of this category.

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ADAM TAYLOR
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANDREA DAVIDSON
ANNALISE EMERICK
ANNALISE EMERICK
BLACK COFFEE
BLACK COFFEE

BRETHREN
BRETHREN
BRI ARDEN
BRI ARDEN
BRIAN CARROLL
BRIAN CARROLL
BRITTANY OPPERMAN
BRITTANY OPPERMAN

CARRIE WELLING
CARRIE WELLING
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
COLEBROOK ROAD
COLEBROOK ROAD
DANA ALEXANDRA
DANA ALEXANDRA

DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
DARRY MILLER and the VEIL
DARRY MILLER & the VEIL
DREW NUGENT
DREW NUGENT
DR. SLOTHCLAW
DR. SLOTHCLAW

DYLAN JANE
DYLAN JANE
HAYLEY SABELLA
HAYLEY SABELLA
INDIAN SUMMER JARS
INDIAN SUMMER JARS
JAKE HILL
JAKE HILL

JD SAGE
JD SAGE
JENEE HALSTEAD
JENEE HALSTEAD
JENSEN KEETS
JENSEN KEETS
JESS KLEIN
JESS KLEIN

JESSICA SMUCKER
JESSICA SMUCKER
JOHN KANE
JOHN KANE
JOHNNY MAINSTREAM
JOHNNY MAINSTREAM
JOSH CHRISTINA
JOSH CHRISTINA


KATIE ROBINETTE
KAYLA KROH
KAYLA KROH
KINGSFOIL
KINGSFOIL
LAURA REED
LAURA REED

LOVEBETTIE
LOVEBETTIE
MALLETT BROTHERS
the MALLETT BROTHERS
MARK DEROSE
MARK DEROSE
Matt Wheeler
MATT WHEELER

MIEKA PAULEY
MIEKA PAULEY

MIKE SHARP
MOSNO
MOSNO
The OK-OK's
THE OK-OK'S

LONE WOLF PROJECT
PHIL FREEMAN
RED ROOSTER
RED ROOSTER
RHYNE
RHYNE McCORMICK
RYAN PETERS
RYAN PETERS

SARAH BLACKER
SARAH BLACKER

SLACKWATER NEWS
SLIMFIT
SLIM FIT
STEVEN COURTNEY
STEVEN COURTNEY

SUZIE BROWN
SUZIE BROWN
SWEET LEDA
SWEET LEDA

the CARDBOARD CROWNS
The Penny Black
THE PENNY BLACK

The Wild Hymns
THE WILD HYMNS
THE CULTIVATORS
THE CULTIVATORS
THE JANE
THE JANE
THE SUBSTANCE
THE SUBSTANCE

THE VANITY BELLES
THE VANITY BELLES
TOY SOLDIERS
TOY SOLDIERS

VIKING MOSES
VOODOO PHARMACOLOGY
VOODOO PHAMACOLOGY


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Camela Widad
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