Shaw Davis & The Black Ties

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Shaw Davis & The Black Ties

David Julia

Friday May 25, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$10.00 - $20.00 General Admission $15.00 Day Of Show

Reserve Seats for this show are subject to a $15 food and beverage minimum

Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Shaw Davis is quickly becoming an artist to watch in Contemporary Blues-Rock. He’s a fast and flashy player whose approach rests equally on technical assurance and musical intelligence. Backed by long-time friend, drummer Bobby Van Stone and bassist Patrick Stevenson, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature their own brand of Psychedelic Blues-Rock that continues to win over fans and crowds across the nation.

The trio has made multiple appearances on Blues Radio International and have been featured in South Florida Music Magazine for their crowd pleasing performances. 
The group released their debut album on June 14, 2017 and played a sold-out release concert at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida. The album has been receiving steady airplay on blues/rock radio stations in the United States as well as the UK. It also received an impressive review from Blues Magazine:
“We have a new young guitar hero! Shaw Davis of South Florida. Fierce, raw guitar licks… his guitar tears, barks and bites… We will certainly enjoy this guitarist in the future.”

​ After their album release, the trio competed in the South Florida Blues Challenge 2017 and won their “Road to Memphis” for the International Blues Competition in January of 2018.
“Alive From Legacy”, a three-track live EP intended to capture the energy of the band’s live shows, was also released in January and received an excellent review from Rock and Blues Muse.

“Dynamism, precision, and outright fury. It’s like a three-pronged sonic offensive – the guitar pierces, the bass rattles, and the drums batter. For fans of the heavier end of blues rock, it’s a beating your eardrums will gladly take.”
Throughout their shows, the band plays a high-energy mix of originals as well as renditions of covers from some of their greatest influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, BB King, and many other Blues-Rock giants. They have opened for and shared the stage with some of the nations and South Florida’s most respected blues-rock artists including Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Matt Schofield, GE Smith, and JP Soars.
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties have created a serious buzz in the Blues-Rock Community that is a force to be reckoned with. When not on tour, catch the band in action at the Margaritaville Circuit in Hollywood, Florida and at frequently visited venues in Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and always on Florida’s East & West Coasts! Check website schedule for additional venues and tours.
David Julia
David Julia
Who is this Kid? He has been performing live since the age of seven,he has played festival's, fund raisers and private parties, even sang the national anthem at an Orlando Magic Basketball game. He had an ongoing weekly gig at his home town resturant for a year at age ten. He's played all over the state of Florida by age twelve. Guitarist singer/songwriter David Julia is quite an accomplished musician at only fourteen years old.

A age twelve he met Ellard-James "Moose" Boles (Lou Reed's bass player) and was invited to play some blues in Key West Florida, Since then David was all in with the blues. David started taking lessons from master guitarist Ernie Lancaster. As David was honing his skills with his new mentor and friend, Ernie suddenly passed from cancer. Sadden by the passing of his friend David promised to make him proud through music. He started playing at The AlleyBlues club in Sanford, Florida where Ernie once frequented. Continuing to hone his skills and learn Blues from seasoned bluesmen Maurice Fields, Auggie Bassman and Doc Williamson.

David reached out to Blues artist Mark Telesca at the world famous "Funky Biscuit" in Boca Raton, Florida. At the Funky Biscuit David continued his growth and love of blues with help from his new friend and became a regular at the Funky Biscuit. Mark saw something in David and placed him on stage with world class blues musicians and watched as David not only held his own but shined. Scheduled to compete in the international blues competition in Memphis Tennessee Mark suggested David go observe and learn as much as he can. David not only went he had an opportunity show his ability and again he shined. In Memphis after performing on the iconic Rum Boogie Cafe stage he was approached by a member of the Blues Foundation about generation blues for young blues musicians.

In Memphis David went to see one of his favorite blues musicians perform Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters long time guitar player) whom he had meet previously at the Funky Biscuit. He was explained that Bob was holding a "Chicago Blues" workshop at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio and Generation blues would sponsor him. Getting a chance to learn from Bob Margloin was an opportunity David just could not pass up. At the ranch David had the added pleasure of sitting in on a class with blues icon Doug Macleod as well. After an amazing week of music David was inspired by the teachings he received from Bob and Doug to finish up some music he was working on and record his first EP.

Twelve to fifteen hour days in Tru-Noyz studio's Ft. Lauderdale, Florida recording for the first time David was in his element. He was a natural, with his friends Mark Telesca producing and playing bass guitar, Albert Poliak on keys B-3 (owner of the Funky Biscuit) and Chris Peet (Southern Hospitality and JP Soars) on drums made for quite an experience for the young blues artist. To David's surprise Mark invited one of David's Guitar idols and master blues man Matt Schofield to stop by during the session for some coaching and encouragement.

At only fourteen David has been fortunate enough to share the stage with some of the best blues artists around today. He has played with Bob Margolin, Matt Schofield, Albert Castigila, Eliza Neals, Betty Fox, Joey Gilmore, Selwyn Birchwood and many more. Look for David's EP to be released around the first of November 2015 and him promoting it there after!!

Who is this Kid? He is David Julia guitarist, singer/songwriter, entertainer and Blues artist!
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432