Baton Rouge’s Benjy Davis Project spent a decade traversing the Southeast and establishing a dedicated fan base. In its infancy, this group was a duo infused with acoustic goodness. As the years past, Benjy Davis Project evolved into a six-member powerhouse that employed a variety of instruments. Along the way, they released four studio albums and two EPs. In 2011, Davis announced the band would be going on hiatus, and he would be touring and performing as a solo act.

Davis’ self-titled solo album is due out in January 2014. Since breaking off from Benjy Davis Project, this songwriter has mainly used his live shows to expose fans to his new solo material. Otherwise, the public has been able to sample the track “Here I Go” through YouTube. Heartfelt lyrics and acoustic strums are a fitting introduction to this song. This song quickly transforms into a full-band experience accented by accordion and rolling drums. Fans of Benjy Davis Project will not be disappointed by Davis’ latest efforts.

Benjy Davis
Date: Fri., Dec. 27 with doors at 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St.,
Tickets: $5 adv. / $8 day-of ($10 for under 21) avail. at Soul Kitchen and their website