Davy Knowles brings his new music to familiar and fresh spots across Michigan

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AUBURN HILLS (WJRT) - (10/12/2016) - "It's a busy time," Davy Knowles says with a smile. "I'm excited to get out and play a lot of these new songs out live and give them a go."
Saturday the blues rocker will get to do just that when he plays Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills a day after his new album Three Miles From Avalon comes out. And this will actually be his second stop at the venue this year, following a show there in February. And Davy says he can't underscore the importance of venues like Callahan's.
"It's just a good vibe. Really nice room, lovely people. Good kind of rowdy crowd as well, quiet in all the right places and noisy and enthusiastic in all the right places. It's a legendary room, there aren't that many of these kind of great blues clubs left. And it's absolutely vital to have this just legendary room where people know they're gonna go see good acts, and consistently good acts. And for musicians, to know that there's a club that's gonna look after you, that's gonna have good crowds for you. It's kinda the lifeblood of the touring industry I think."
Following the Callahan's stop, the 29 year old Isle of Man native comes right back to Mid-Michigan next Saturday at Scotty's in Bay City. And Davy says he's looking forward to introducing himself and his music to a new area.
"It's always just great fun, and sometimes they can be the best gigs. When they're a smaller room, maybe a smaller town, you know. I think sometimes with the big cities it's easy to get lost in amongst everything goin' on all the time."
Although he's young, Davy has already experienced a lot, including tours with the likes of Jeff Beck, Chickenfoot, Kid Rock and many others. And he says he tries to learn as much as he can from the musicians he admires when he gets the chance, whether it's direct tips or just watching how they do what they do.
"I've worked with lots of incredible people and they've all really helped me, whether they know it or not. You know, watching Jeff Beck every night was just the most marvelous kind of education. Just to watch him, and sometimes it's just the little things, his melodicism, his stage presence. You just try and take a little bit of subliminal advice from everything. And I think it's important for any musician or any artist in general is just to be like a sponge. These people have gotten to where they're at out of sheer hard work and talent, and a lot of it you've got to absorb and you've gotta learn and just constantly be on the lookout."

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