Bart Davenport Extends 2014 Tour, Adds Shows With Echo & The Bunnymen

bart-davenport-extends-tour-image-cr-piper-ferguson-2014-promo-636Los Angeles-based pop maestro Bart Davenport extends his west coast tour with six California dates, including two solo-acoustic shows opening for the legendary post-punk band Echo & The Bunnymen. Full tour dates below. Like Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’, Bart Davenport has seen many an era. He’s been a mod, a bluesman and a softrock troubadour. His latest full-length album, ‘Physical World’ (Lovemonk/Burger) is a culmination of all those incarnations and more. With shirts from the 60s, guitars from the 80s and the timeless voice of a real crooner, it’s a one-of-a-kind hybrid of paisley pop and sweet soul. One foot in reality, the other firmly planted in the fantasy world within the three minute pop song, Bart tells of life and love in the modern world with sincerity and a subtle sense of humor.

Davenport recently migrated to Los Angeles to form a new band lineup with the help of bassist and pal, Jessica Espeleta. She brought in Wayne Faler (Dream Boys), whose signature jangly guitars weave their way impeccably into Bart’s songs. Nathan Shafer plays piano and synthesizers while drummers Andres Renteria and Paul Burkhart take turns on the kit. Producer, Luke Top (Fool’s Gold) captures the group’s undeniable chemistry on ‘Physical World’. This

Tour Dates:
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Church of Fun #
07/30 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
08/01 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre *
08/09 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s %
09/06 Oakland, CA – Mission Creek Block Party ^
09/20 Los Angeles, CA – HM157 ~

* = w/ Echo and the Bunnymen
# = w/ Little Wings and Hod
% = w/ Rachel Dean
^ = w/ The Blank Tapes
~ = w/ Miranda Lee Richards


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