Local Rock/Soul Band Have Explosive Downtown Show

The Floorwalkers.  *Taken from their Facebook Page

The Floorwalkers
  *Taken from their Facebook page

There’s no chance you’ll leave a Floorwalkers show disappointed. Not a chance. The Columbus band with Cleveland roots closed the 2013 Downtown Live Concert Series at Columbus Commons last Thursday. Spot-on vocals, lively stage presence, a sneak peek at their next album and a fireworks finale made for a memorable night.

I first heard of The Floorwalkers about three years ago when I was interning for SoHud Music Collective. How cool of an internship to get to work with local bands… and get into shows for free?! I discovered a lot of great bands during those three months. More on that to come.

This recent article in The Lantern pretty much sums up The Floorwalkers’ awesomeness.

A smart social media presence, a nearly constant touring schedule and sheer talent led to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Fans raised over $8,000 to fund the recording and release of the band’s sophomore album to be released later this year. The Floorwalkers have also appeared on Daytrotter where Troof favorite, Drew Davis, will perform September 23.

If being voted best band for three consecutive years by (614) Magazine doesn’t convince you they’re worth a listen, maybe 10K Facebook Likes and a recent show with Mumford & Sons can encourage a listen? Stream their first album, The Natural Road, below then buy it on iTunes or CD Baby. Yes, CD Baby still exists.

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Drew Davis Dazzles at Brothers Drake Meadery (I LOVE alliteration!)


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Columbus is home to many great musicians. Today, I’m putting the spotlight on one of my favorite singer/songwriters from the area. Although Columbus isn’t technically her home now, it’s the city that nurtured the talent of singer/songwriter Drew Davis.

Now performing across the country, while maintaining a marketing position in Austin, Texas, I couldn’t miss the chance to see Drew perform at Brothers Drake Meadery on 5th and High two weeks ago. Drawing an impressive crowd, Drew performed songs from her previous two albums and songs that will appear on her third album this fall.

In short, Drew’s music can be described as a cross between the seriousness of Fiona Apple and the bright, playfulness of Sara Bareilles. As I drank (slowly) my Scarlet Solstice, I fell in love with brand new song titled “Absence.” I hope this makes the cut for the new album. Other standouts of the night included “Ohio,” “Bottle of Sin” and “Not the Same.”

The four-year gap between her first two albums can be explained by a busy tour schedule and attending college in Georgia. However, I got word that the next album is being recorded THIS June with an expected release date later in the year; not even a year after her previous album, “Old, Old Heart.” 

Preview her music on SoundCloud then of course go to iTunes or Amazonmp3 to purchase her first two albums.

Drew Davis “Absence”

Me and Drew after the show 6/4/13

Me and Drew after the show 6/4/13