Jimmy “Daddy” Davis to play Molly’s Pint

Jimmy “Daddy” Davis to play Molly’s Pint
Jimmy “Daddy” Davis to play Molly’s Pint

Jimmy “Daddy” Davis to play Molly’s Pint
Colleen Frease

Colleen Frease


As part of the Cousin Andy’s Concert Series, Memphis, Tennessee native Jimmy “Daddy” Davis will perform at 7 p.m., at the Murphysboro brewpub Molly’s Pint on Thursday, Sept. 14.

The concert is part of an eight-week solo tour by Davis. He’s been playing a variety of venues including bars and house concerts.

Davis’s style ranges from blue-grass to rock. Each year, he goes out on the road to play at concerts and festivals, especially Southern Illinois when he can make it here.

“I love performing in Southern Illinois. This area has a vibe of its own,” Davis said. “It’s going to be groovy to play at a new place and I hope to meet a lot of new people at the upcoming show.”

His music career has spanned more than four decades. He loves playing the small, private venues that give him a chance to visit with the people in the area he is playing. He still plays at large venues and loves going back and forth between the two because of the different atmosphere each one provides.

Davis plays a mix of his songs from over the years. He plays songs from his hit 1987 album Kick the Wall, but plays it with more of a folk/acoustic vibe. He also has several new songs that he is throwing into his shows, some of which have not been played in public yet.

“This whole tour has been fantastic, the new songs have really been going over well,” Davis said. “I really am looking forward to getting to play them for the crowd.”

Davis has been playing music the way he loves to play since the beginning. His musical style has not changed so much as the music industry has changed.

“My music hasn’t changed, it has progressed,” Davis said. “I like to think I have progressed. I have been writing since I was a kid. I don’t write for a genre, I don’t write for a style, I don’t write for the radio. All of that changes so quickly. When I was writing in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, my intent was to write something I like. The other people were writing something their bosses liked.”

Davis said he never understood that concept for writing songs as it seemed to be more chasing something instead of creating something.

For information about Davis, including music clips, can be found by visiting his website at www.jimmydaddy.com.