Rye Davis is a name that some may remember as a really good pitcher for Western Kentucky University. Davis went on to play in the minor leagues as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, as is the case with many others, that didn’t work out for Rye like he had hoped.
Fortunately for us though, Rye decided to pursue a career in music. His first release, ‘A Story To Tell’, is a definite favorite from 2018. A release that often winds up in my personal playlists.
For 2020, Rye has an EP that rolls out on March 27th titled ‘Cut To Tape’. We get our first taste of Rye’s new album in “King Me”.
“King Me” is a look at the love and pain a family goes through when someone suffers from a disease like Alzheimers or Dementia. While that may sound depressing, Rye presents it in a very relatable way that shines a loving light on the journey.
Rye Davis is a great storyteller that has a calming effect on me. There’s a kindness, a warmth, a spark in his voice that always draws me in. “King Me” is the perfect example of that.
Rye’s songwriting and vocal tone often remind me of a blend of Don Williams and Randy Travis. If you’re a fan of either of those artists, it’s a safe bet that you’ll enjoy Rye Davis as well.
We haven’t made it to a Rye Davis show yet, but Tyler Booth just announced a show at Austin City Saloon in Lexington on April 11th. Rye happens to also be on that bill, so if you like what you hear, come on out and enjoy a great night of music with us!
Tickets go on sale 2/14/20 and you can order your tickets here.