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David Davis and the Warrior River Boys to perform at Wieting Theatre

June 4, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

TOLEDO, IOWA- National touring band David Davis and the Warrior River Boys will appear Wednesday June 12, 2013 at the historic Wieting Theatre in Toledo Iowa. David and the band promise a full evening of toe-tapping, soul stirring music.

Doors will open at 6pm for the 7pm start time. Tickets are now available online at, by calling 641-799-1442, or at the door. Show prices for adult tickets are $10, youth 6-16 $5, and free for children 5 and under.

The Wieting Theatre is located at 101 South Church Street in Toledo, Iowa.

For more information, call Lori King at 641-799-1442 or go online at

The show is sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa.


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Carrying an Alabama family tradition and directly linked to the origins of Bluegrass Music, David Davis' love of traditional roots music grew organically. Back in the 1930's, his father and two uncles played and sung in the brother style traditions of early Country music. Uncle Cleo joined Bill Monroe as the very first Bluegrass Boy in 1938. David's father, Leddell, went off to WWII and lost his right hand in a mortar accident. While his Dad's dream of making music may have been shattered, he never lost his love and devotion to the music. In fact, David carried his father's love innocently down the road, never suspecting the impact on his life.

David Davis and the Warrior River Boys offer audiences a rare glimpse at the role of front man in American music. In Chicago Blues, it was Muddy Waters and the legendary Howlin' Wolf. In Bluegrass music, it was Bill Monroe. Rather than operating under trendy "hit" oriented marketing schemes, front man / mandolinist David Davis simply nurtures his roots with integrity, tonal depth and prose. After a couple of Rounder label projects in the early 90's, they recorded heavily on Ray Davis' Wango label throughout the decade and into the early 2000's.These legendary "Basement Recordings" have garnered a cult following over the years, many sides resurfacing on the Time Life label. David and the band snapped rave reviews with their self-titled 2004 release on Rebel Records - "....sure-fire picking and train whistle harmonies...." USA TODAY. The "White Album" was indeed a turning point for the band. In a SING OUT magazine review, "....An excellent instrumentalist in the Monroe style of mandolin, Davis is among the most emotive, capable and underappreciated singers in Bluegrass...." Their highly acclaimed Rebel release from 2006, "Troubled Times" and 2009's "Two Dimes And A Nickle" continued to take the listener deeper into WRB soul and offer testimony to the band's musical evolution.

After nearly thirty years of continual touring and recording, David and the Band have received many laurels, both individually and collectively. A 2010 inductee to the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David is widely recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin technique. Collectively, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys continue to be at the forefront of defining Traditional music to today's audience. Whether festivals, big city nightclubs, concert halls or local coffeehouses, '.....front man David Davis & Warrior River Boys jam a big bluegrass wallop into a concise package for today's audiences.....", "....hard-charging energy that makes it stand out from the pack...." BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED.



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