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Ben Davis, Jr. Set To Open Jackson County Fair

By
Jeremiah Shaver - Jackson County Times-Journal Staff Writer

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Updated Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:44 am
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Ben Davis, Jr. and his band will perform at the 2013 Jackson County Fair on July 14 at 7 p.m.

After all the opening Jackson County Fair ceremonies have taken place this Sunday, Ben Davis Jr. will take to the Grandstand for a musical performance.

Davis and his band are set to take the stage on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Despite his young age, Davis, an Americana/alt. country/folk singer from Jackson County, is a veteran of the stage.

While performing live, Davis tells a wide variety of stories and plays his originals with a heartfelt angst and intensity. His music is open, honest and humorous.

“I may sing a line that gets the audience to laugh, but what’s cracking them up is tearing me apart inside,” said Davis, when asked about some of his lyrical content. “This is my only outlet to share my heartache and relieve myself of some of the weight that I carry.”

In March of 2013, Davis released “To My Gal In Oak Hill,” a five-song EP about one of his early romantic relationships--one that he says shaped him into the person he is today.

The songs “How It All Fell Apart In Manpower Park” and “Ruth” have gained some radio exposure, and are promising to be songs that will stick.

Davis is currently filming a music video for “How It All Fell Apart In Manpower Park” with Brad Jones, a fellow musician and filmmaker.

Davis is also planning for a 2013 release of his first full-length album, which is a self-titled full-band record.

“I’m really excited to share this record with everyone and let you hear the intensity and variety the band brings into the picture,” said Davis.

The band is made up of Jacob Dunn, of Pomeroy, on bass; Dustin Nash, of Middleport, on lead guitar; and Nate Sisson, of Pomeroy, on the drums.

Admission fee for Sunday’s events is $5 per person. Other events taking place Sunday are opening ceremonies, 4-H parade, Hypno-Mike and the Queen’s contest and crowning.

The Jackson County Fair takes place July 14-20 in Wellston, Ohio. Visit www.jacksoncofair.org for a complete schedule of events.

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