Patrick Davis, a South Carolina-born and Nashville-based songwriter, has shared his newest single “Wrong Side of the Tracks ft. Branford Marsalis”. The song was co-written with veteran songwriter Guy Clark and for the new recording, Davis brought in Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Branford Marsalis. It captures “Jazz club magic” and was inspired by some true stories of getting in trouble.
Davis says about the collaboration and the co-write:
I called my old friend Branford for this one. I felt like the track was really good, but thought it could use a little something extra, a lil’ of that just after midnight back alley hot summer night jazz club magic, and Branford has that in buckets. After all, he did grow up playin’ in the clubs of New Orleans.
Guy and I wrote this one day over at his house. We were sitting across from each other at his legendary writing table, strumming our guitars, sipping whiskey, and talking about some troubles a few of our musician friends had recently found for themselves while visiting the wrong side of town… which led us to the title, the story, the song & a little more whiskey. Guy recorded ‘Wrong Side of the Tracks’ on one of his own albums, which was such an honor that I honestly never thought I would try it for myself, but then my friend Channing Wilson asked me ‘Why don’t you ever play any of the songs you & Guy wrote?’ and that got me thinking… ‘Yeah, why don’t I?’
“Wrong Side of the Tracks” follows the release of “Beautiful Day For Flying” a love song with a very classic sound, and “Six String Dreams”, which tells “the story of musicians everywhere.”
PATRICK DAVIS LIVE
Nov 2 @ Enterprise Mill | Agusta, GA^
Nov 3 @ Riviera Theater | Charleston, SC^
Nov 11 @ Eddie’s Attic | Atlanta, GA^
Nov 24 @ The Senate | Columbia, SC – 7th annual Toys for Tots show
Nov 29-Dec 2 @ Songwriters in Paradise Cabo | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
^Patrick Davis and his Midnight Choir