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Eric Guitar Davis and the Troublemakers


Eric Guitar Davis and the Troublemakers - Here Comes Trouble - 2007 - Young Blues Records

Here Comes Trouble demonstrates the dynamic energy of Eric Guitar Davis. The nine originals on this album are a good example of Eric's unique and personal brand of "21st Century Blues", Chicago style. The album has also soul and R&B elements. He is a good blues vocalist, and has some of the fastest finger picking hands in Chicago. There are some great guitar solos on this abum. This is by no means an innovative or groundbreaking album, and the song material could be stronger. However it still shows the great talented bands and guitarists out there who are seldom or never heard on mainstream media.


1 Here Comes Trouble 4:44
2 Put Me Down 3:32
3 She's Alright 3:22
4 Young Boy Wit Da Blues 3:16
5 Goin' Home 3:37
6 I Can't Chance The Pain 4:31
7 Bill N' Jean 5:51
8 They Call Me Mista Fixit Man 4:39
9 I'll Make Mincemeat Outa U 4:23

All tracks composed by Eric Davis


Eric “Guitar” Davis - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Lee “Mookie” Cain - Bass, Vocals
Ron “Da Volcano” Molten - Keyboards,Vocals
Chris “Rock” Robertson - Drums,Vocals


Eric Davis was born in the seventies to Dorothy Walker and world renowned drummer Bobby Davis. Davis initially followed in his father's footsteps, learning to play drums at the age of five. Bobby Davis was a regular on the Chicago scene, regularly backing Otis Rush, Eddie Boyd, and Matt "Guitar" Murphy. He occasionally worked with the Muddy Waters Blues Band, and made a famous appearance alongside Ray Charles in the 1980 film Blues Brothers. By the age of ten, Davis had become a young regular in his own right, working in Chicago's blues scene, playing drums with the late Jr. Wells, Lefty Dizz, Buddy Guy, BB King and many others. It was while playing drums on the blues circuit that young Davis found himself hanging out at the legendary Checkerboard Lounge, on South 43rd street. Davis was conversing with a local blues bass man named Flash, and had asked him for bass lessons, when Buddy Guy overheard this conversation from behind the bar. Buddy jumped into the conversation, telling Davis that "in order to get all the girls you've got to play this." Buddy demonstrated the open G chord, handed over his old beat up Fender guitar, and Eric "Guitar" Davis was born. Nearly 30 years later, Eric "Guitar" Davis is a powerful force in the blues scene, known for his fiery guitar picking, electrifying solos, and emotional blues vocals. "Guitar" Davis' band, "The Troublemakers," plays frequently in Chicago's hottest blues clubs, and makes frequent trips to Southern Illinois, where he is becoming a regional phenomenon. One of Chicago's most sought out guitar players, Eric "Guitar" Davis has played with Jimmy Burns, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, and Cadillac Dave and his Redhots. "Guitar" Davis has also shared the stage with a who's who of Blues legends, including Tyrone Davis, BB King, Buddy Guy, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Shirley King, and Linsey Alexander, to name a few. Eric "Guitar" Davis is also the CEO of Young Blues Records, a label developed to cater to young, up and coming blues artists. Here Comes Trouble, Eric "Guitar" Davis' much anticipated album, hit stores in 2007. The album captures the youthfulness and energy of his live sets, and documents his personal brand of "21st Century Blues." For "Guitar" Davis, music is an "escape from everyday life." He writes "from the heart. And from experience." His songs are about things "he's lived through: wife troubles, girlfriend troubles, everyday experiences." These are the experiences that make us human, and a big part of his connection with his audiences. "Guitar" Davis takes his time with his guitar work, defining each note, rather than simply picking. His live work is a dynamic search for the true "21st Century Blues" sound, "something new, something that keeps coming back to the word 'raw.'" The sounds filter through him, and "Guitar" Davis channels those sounds to create his signature sound. His live act is heavy on interaction with his audiences, and displays the aggressive personality that has defined Chicago Blues, separating the Chicago Sound from other other regionalized Blues sounds. It is a raw sound, an awesome live show, and a musician breaking new ground and revitalizing a genre that many people foolishly think is dead. Bringing the Blues around is "Guitar" Davis' goal, and he's doing it well. When Eric "Guitar" Davis steps on stage, when his album is in your player, when his music is in your ears, the Blues is definitely alive. And that's exactly how it should be. © http://www.myspace.com/ericguitardavis 2008 © Gera Muzika Gyvai. All rights reserved http://www.gmgyvai.lt/en/Concerts/;id:77;

Band Bio [Eric Guitar Davis and the Troublemakers - South Side Chicago Blues at it's Best.]

Eric “Guitar” Davis
Eric Davis was born to Dorothy Walker and world renowned drummer Bobby Davis. At age fine, Eric began to follow in his Dad’s footsteps as a drummer. By the age of ten young Eric Davis could be found playing the Chicago’s blues scene, along with the likes of late Jr. Wells, Lefty Dizz, Buddy Guy, BB King and many more. One day when Eric “da Drummer” Davis was hanging out at the legendary Checkerboard lounge on 43rd street he asked a local blues bass man, “Flash” to teach him how to play bass. Buddy Guy, overhearing the conversation from behind the bar told Eric that “in order to get all the girls” you have to play this, and handed Eric his old beat up Fender guitar. Then Buddy Guy then showed him how to play his first chord, an open “G”. The game was on and since then Eric has been refining his guitar style to bring the Chicago style Blues boldly into the future.
Eric was also voted the Best New Regional Act of 2009 in which he has became a fan favorite in Ohio,Indiana,Michigan,Tennessee,Missouri Iowa, Kansas, and Illinois
Chris “Rock” Robertson
Clearly the “pretty boy” of the “Troublemakers”, but he has chops when it comes to drums. It is reported that Chris started drumming with his mother’s wooden spoons on the floor was 3 and since has become an accomplished drummer! You can see Chris laying down a tight back beat with so much authority that even if you do have three left feet, you can dance wherever you find the band paying. Chris, like Eric, is a south side native of Chicago, makes a mean bowl of greens and wears boxers.
Lee “Mookie” Cain
The quiet guy, shy you typically find on the right side of the stage, is Lee, the “Master of Thump” and bass player extrodinare. His bass licks are known all over the south side of Chicago. He turned down an lucrative contract with a big name band to remain in Chicago to play the music he loves. Although he is pretty quiet on stage, he loves to sing opera when cooking on our tour bus. Not only can he whip up a delicious bass rhythm, but his signature meal, smoked ribs, homemade greens and spaghetti is just as tasty.
Ron “Da Volcano” Molten
Another south side Chicago musical talent, “Da Volcano” brings the sizzling keys to keep the joint jumping. Ron is always adding a new riff while keeping the melody sexy with his keyboards and synths. He is an avid golfer, one hitting two holes in one at the local mini-golf course during a charity tournament. His “Molten Hot” keys layer in the soulful sounds you expect to hear in a high energy Blues band. © 2010 ericguitardavis.com - All Rights Reserved http://ericguitardavis.com/band-bio/


A.O.O.F.C said...


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guinea pig said...

Its unpleasant weather outside, but your music is high ratio companion!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks, GP (No.1)! The weather is cruel. There is nothing like a good shot of R&B to warm you up! Thanks. I'll TTU soon. Cheers!