Jonathan Davenport is an accomplished singer, songwriter and bassist with some serious DIY credentials. He is a former member of Indie darlings Dirty Projectors and he has opened for artists like The Head and the Heart, Dr. Dog, Kishi Bashi, and Ghost Train Orchestra. The versatile musician has brought swing Jazz music to audiences across the country as the leader of the Perseverance Jazz Band.
“Hey You, Jaybird” is the new single from Jonathan Davenport, dropped to all major streaming services on February 19, 2021. It is the third release from his forthcoming debut solo album “And The Birds Say.” Written during his time working with the National Park Service, the song is a rightfully critical commentary on mankind’s relentless destruction of our natural world.
Musically, “Hey You Jaybird” features the fabulously live sound of top notch musicians jamming in the studio on a bluesy Indie Rock waltz. A soulful Hammond organ and airy piano chords set a mellow mood. Meanwhile, the track is loaded with groovy improv back-and-forth. A wild electric guitar rips Acid Rock leads while the drums and Jonathan’s acoustic double bass jam on a cool Jazz vibe. It’s just a great sound.
Check out “Hey You, Jaybird,” below. You can also hear the track on both the Deep Indie Dive and the Deep Indie Songwriters playlists. Follow the links below to connect with Jonathan Davenport. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this talented and versatile artist.