ABOUT DAVID BAVAS
BY JOHANNA B. BODDE
David Bavas is a singer-songwriter originally from the foothills of the Appalachians, now living in East Nashville, Tennessee.
He writes about the struggles and traps we set up in our lives, and what it means to find some kind of peace in this world. He also writes love songs using whisky and tomatoes as the vehicle for romance.
Some singer-songwriters are good at the shameless self promotion and even get a bit annoying in the process. David Bavas is exactly the modest opposite! There's not very much to find about him on the Internet. He has been compared with Richard Buckner, Bonnie Prince Billy and Chris Mills. Before we got to know him, he debuted with 'David Bavas And The Down Comforter' in 2005. He met co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Suggs when they both lived in the same apartment building in Seattle, while Kevin was working at a recording studio. The musical friendship endured years and distance, as they still worked together on this new album.
Pittsburgh City Paper
The feel of the record is spot-on: A couple tracks could pass for lost Townes Van Zandt songs. (Margaret Welsh)
Acoustic Americana that's at its best when the mandolin and pedal steel have kicked in. Bavas' songs are solid...DAVE LAKE
All the songs on the CD have a timeless quality. They could just as easily have been sung by Woody Guthrie, Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams Sr. or Johnny Cash. But even though those master storytellers may be gone, Bavas is still singing their songs ... songs of love, death and trains. -Curt Nichols
“Very down, indie alt-country… dark vocals and beautiful guitars on precise and hearty songs. Excellent.” -Sterling