Being genuine in music is one of the most important things to me when I’m listening to new music. If it feels contrived to me or if a group is clearly trying to sound like something other than who they are I’m instantly turned off to it. I need to be able to identify with these songwriters if I’m going to connect with them on a level that is applicable to my life and more so make me feel. Within the first thirty seconds of Damyon’s first E.P. ‘We Are All Dogs’ that’s exactly what happened.
His voice is filled with passion, when he’s hurting you hurt along with him and while you’re doing that you’re healing as well. His E.P. is very moving, excellently crafted and honest. He believes what he sings and it’s refreshing to hear an artist be themselves without the usual pretenses that can come along with trying to make it in the business.
I was very excited when I got a chance to meet him and chat a little bit about his career and what he brings to his music and how he feels about making a community behind music. Much to my delight Damyon was as genuine in person as he is on record, more than anything it felt like I was reconnecting with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a very long time.
I can’t wait to see him live. Next week, August 14, 2018 at the Baked Potato 3787 Cahuenga in Studio City @ 10:30pm. I wouldn’t miss it for the world, and people looking for genuine music shouldn’t either.