Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys / The Benjy Davis Project

Thursday / June 17, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States
Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys

The Boston Boys is a new band of musicians emerging from the hotbed of talented young players in the hip Boston music scene. Featuring singer/songwriter Eric Robertson, all band members are either students at or alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. The Boston Boys sound is contemporary roots rock, blending reverence for the Beatles and the energy of the Avett Brothers with hints of Appalachian string band music.

Lost Souls Like Us, recorded at Rivergate Studios in Hendersonville, TN, is packed with moments, both lyrical and musical, that define the band: Davis's intensely personal lyrics coupled with music that comfortably serves the needs of the story Davis is telling. Benjy Davis Project's Southern roots (they hail from Baton Rouge) are on display in gorgeous down-home rhythms and slide guitar work. "I draw a lot from my surroundings and the Southern atmosphere and attitude," Davis says. "The music comes from my daily experiences and my way of life." The record also shows a natural progression and the maturity that comes from a band on their fourth studio album.

$8, $5 for students