David Bavas and the Down Comforter
David Bavas is a singer-songwriter originally from the Pennsylvania foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. He now resides in Seattle but his music remains fused with the craggy, country elements of his upbringing.
Bavas says he is influenced by contemporary artists like Chan Marshall of Cat Power, Will Oldham and Richard Buckner, but thanks to his "crazy hair," he gets a lot of Tom Waits and Lyle Lovett comparisons. Bavas says he is drawn to songwriting because "it's all about telling stories with music."
"A well written song is like a novel's worth of entertainment in three minutes," he says.
Bavas has been labeled everything from folk to alt-country but remains true to the singer-songwriter sensibilities, even when backed by his band, The Down Comforter. The Down Comforter consists of Travis Hartnett on guitar, Kevin Millard on bass, Taryn Webber on cello and Brady Hall on drums.
The featured track on David Bavas and the Down Comforter's self-titled debut album is "Silence."