Shane Davis first made a name for himself playing guitar in the band Black Market Salesmen and through his extensive work with singer/songwriter Izzy Miller. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, readers of The Static Dive first heard from Davis upon his solo debut single “Let Go,” released in October of 2020. In May of this year Shane returned, this time with the Shane Davis Group backing him up on the song “Back Burner,” a rootsy Southern rocker. The band’s sound is steeped in the shared history of Country, Southern Rock and Grateful Dead/Rollings Stones inspired jam-band Garage Rock.
“Ocean Song” is the latest single from the Shane Davis Group, released worldwide to all major streaming services on September 10, 2021. The song is the second release resulting from the band’s recent recording sessions in Atlanta, Georgia with producer Joey Huffman. The track opens on a mellow Country Blues guitar riff which remains the central melodic hook throughout most of the song.
Shane enters the mix with a soulful and vulnerable tone reminiscent of the late, great Jerry Garcia. Davis offers some bluesy everyman-Zen wisdom with lines like, “Slow down, there’s no need to hurry. You’re doing just fine.” Meanwhile the guitar/bass/drums/organ ensemble delivers an excellent chillout jam, featuring a nice long and slow Blues guitar solo later in the song. It’s a beautifully recorded track with an authentic, organic feel.
Check out “Ocean Song” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the Shane Davis Group. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the new music to come from this talented young band.