Powerhouse blues-rock trio Shaw Davis and The Black Ties will continue their summer 2019 tour in support of their recent album with a psychedelic show Friday at MadLife.
Fronted by guitarist Shaw Davis, the group has become an emerging force in the Blues/Rock community, picking up nominations in three categories for the 2019 Independent Blues Music Awards: “Best Modern Roots Band,” “Best New Artist” and “Best Modern Roots CD.”
“Shaw Davis and his power trio known as the Black Ties are something of a musical anomaly,” wrote Rock & Blues Reviews. “The band’s latest album ‘Tales From The West,’ pours gasoline on an already large inferno. The energy level is on par with early Rush or the first incarnation of the James Gang. But still you have to turn it up a notch from there. This album is insane. He’s created a whole new genre.”
Hailing from Pompano Beach, Florida, Shaw Davis And The Black Ties formed in 2016. They participated in the South Florida Blues Challenge in 2017, winning the Road to Memphis and representing South Florida in the 2018 International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis. In January 2018 they independently released “Alive From Legacy,” a three-track record intended to capture the energy of the band’s live shows. October 2018 saw the release of their sophomore album, “Tales From The West,” with impressive reviews and airplay while debuting at number 20 on the Roots Music Report Blues Rock chart.
“Dynamism, precision, and outright fury. It’s like a three-pronged sonic offensive — the guitar pierces, the bass rattles, and the drums batter. For fans of the heavier end of blues-rock, it’s a beating your eardrums will gladly take. This is only the beginning for this remarkable trio,” wrote Rock and Blues Muse, who also named Shaw Davis & the Black Ties one of their “50 Modern Blues Rock Soul Artists You Must Hear in 2019.”
You can see Shaw Davis and The Black Ties at 10 p.m. on Friday at Mad Life Stage & Studios, 8722 Main St., Woodstock. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24.50 at the door. For more information, call 678-384-2363 or visit madlifestageandstudios.com.