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Davey O
The Emotional Shelter”
- CD Review
By Bob Silvestri

  Buffalo singer songwriter Davey O has released his third CD titled “The Emotional Shelter” and it’s a minor miracle the disc ever saw the light of day. After his computer hard drive containing demo and finished tracks crashed, Davey O instead released an acoustic CD (The Bare Sessions) while re-recording the lost material. The eight songs on “The Emotional Shelter” feature full band arrangements and is more roots rock than the folk rock sounds of his previous discs. Ably helping Davey O (vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin, harmonica) are longtime collaborator J. Winston Milkuski (lap steel, organ and production duties with Davey O), Michele Costa (concertina), The Amazing Dr. Rhythm (drums) and Davey O’s wife Rose (support and inspiration). “Everything That You Are” is the first track, a Wallflowers/REM sounding track featuring sprightly bouncing bass lines and harmonica. A sweetly picked guitar interlude starts “Not Even My Pride” before being joined by mandolin, bass and congas as Davey emotionally bares his soul. “Turn (like you always do)” with its atmospheric guitar and big bass and drum sound is a standout track. The centerpiece and without question the CD’s best track is “Eugenia” an ode to Davey O’s late Mom. “Eugenia” is a brilliant piece of down home country rock evoking the feel of a back porch family sing along. Davey, somewhere your Mom is very proud and smiling down on you. Rounding out the disc are the tracks “Away”, “Rubies”, “Harder To Get Out” and “Mending The Cracks”.
    Davey O’s new CD “The Emotional Shelter” is available at Home Of The Hits (Elmwood and Forest) and at his web site www.daveyomusic.freehosting.net 

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