Sneaking Spirituality

Mixing spirituality with music is a delicate thing. The peak of success for bands that attempt the feat is usually thousands of weeping, arm-waving teenagers swaying to a ballad about crucifixion. This picture is bleak for music lovers wishing for more depth in lyrics. Honestly, this picture is bleak for just about everyone. Enter Stuart Davis.

With thoughtful lyrics that reflect Buddhist and mystic teaching, Davis’s music subtly sneaks religious dialogue into popular culture. Most surprisingly, the music is damn good. (Critics, you can sigh with relief.) Watch the audience as Davis performs songs from his latest album, Something Simple, at a CD-release concert Saturday. We bet you won’t see a single teenager sway or burst into tears. Be impressed at The Standard. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Sat., May 17, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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