For his sophomore album “Another Scarecrow Learning How to Fly,” Brew Davis draws on the shared
musical heritages of North Carolina and Tennessee- states he’s called home for most of his 41 years- to
create his own unique blend of “Brewgrass,” a sound that runs the gamut from energy-infused country to
string-laden mountain ballads- all smothered in some of the most inventive lyrics you’ll find either side of
the Blue Ridge.
“You can get the boy out of the twang,” Davis quips, referencing his Nashville roots, “but you can’t get the
twang out of the boy.” The album pivots from past to present, with everything from Music City coming-ofage
anthem “Harpeth River Road” to “Not the Man You Knew,” “Worth Fighting For,” and “Oh Louise,”
songs that speak to the perseverance middle age requires.
The title track addresses the “malaise” that Walker Percy references in his Southern novel The Moviegoer.
When Davis isn’t using divine intervention to overcome the slings and arrows of life, he’s using humor, as
with the gut-splitting satire “Vasectomy Blues.”
Whatever listeners take away from “Scarecrow,” one thing’s for certain- Brew Davis will continue to draw
influences from both sides of the Southern Appalachians- carving out a place in them and creating a