Eric Davis a Troublemaker with strings of force .... by Catherine Hernandez-Faber

Posted on 9/25/2010 by Catherine

There is a calm before most storms that carry an impact. The skies change, the air seems deep, and you can feel the apprehensiveness and excitement. Tonight the storm that is about to hit the stage comes carrying a guitar, walks with force and smiles like lightening. His name is Eric Davis and his band is called The Troublemakers.
Eric plays a powerful mesmerizing set of strings that would even make the Devil run. The sound is crisp and clear. When he sings his passion comes through his vocals, his lyrics are a mixture of life, achievements and dreams. Eric resonates the legends and his mentors with respect. Tributes the legacies of from which he was born and brought up with by playing the strings with pure charisma, grace and raw talent. This young musician proudly carries a guitar case but it is what is in his soul that makes him a leader amongst his generation.
Eric Davis is in what we call the Young Bloods of the Blues. The generation that carries the torch as the Blues moves forward in Chicago and across the globe for that matter. His talents have found him on tours in Europe and places in the United States. He makes Chicago his home and graces the stages of B.L.U.E.S, Buddy Guys Legends and the Kingston Mines frequently when he isn't playing at his second home which seems to be St. Louis at Beale on Broadway where he recently was the spotlight for the after party of the Big Muddy Festival.
Born into this industry, the Son of world renowned drummer Bobby Davis. Eric was holding sticks and playing by age 5 and doing gigs with the late and greats of Chicago by age 10. Before even touching a guitar he wanted to try the bass and was quickly diverted to being a guitar slinger by no other than Mr. Buddy Guy, who placed his old Fender in his hands and taught him how to play his first chord of "G". Eric has been on fire ever since leaving the drums and becoming a threat and making his way into the ranks of being a recognized and respected guitarist amongst many of his peers. His following is strong through midwest and in the next few years I can see the demand for this young man to increase. This talented guitar player will reach even more recognition and heights. It is the humbleness, respect and politeness that carries Eric Davis in a manner that defines his unique style of playing. It's his raw talent that brings him accomplishments and opportunity.
When you talk to Eric you still see the kid in him as his smile shines with the mischievous look in his eyes. But get him talking on music and guitars you realize quickly how much he knows and has lived. He isn't one to mess with at all he is you know Eric "Guitar" Davis the leader of The Troublemakers.
When in Chicago make time for this storm. But remember to brace yourself Eric will hit you full force and not look back. He is a guitar wind that will push you back in that chair and mesmerize every ounce of you and leave you wanting more.

Remember to keep those Blues alive. Support your Artists and your Venues. I'm on the road in the South, from New Orleans, LA to Jacksonville, FL checking out Juke Joints and Artists and on a Blues trail before all the Festivals. I will have much to write about in the upcoming months, so stay tuned.

Peace, Blessing and Blues


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Article by Catherine Hernandez-Faber for American Blues News

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