Wonder Slips Away is available. Order yours today.
Vita Nova has been re-issued and is available. Order yours today.
Updated July 19, 2013
Welcome! There have been many changes over the course of the last year and a delay in the release of The Door Into Summer; Gary Davenport's next album. It is still in the works with the exact release date undetermined. Work is still continuing on the recording.
Alchemy is the name of the band supporting Gary. Alchemyis in rehearsal preparing for live performance and for recording. There have been changes to the band's personnel. The newest member of the group is Brandon Bombardier on lead guitar. Kevin Lewis is now on bass guitar. Fred Masinter is on violin. Dylan Martin is on drums and percussion. Gary Davenport is on vocals, guitar, keyboards. Both Brandon and Dylan are also with the group Triaxe.
Gary Davenport & Alchemy will be performing at Boneshakers Friday, October 18th along with The Wanderers and Dead Tree Duo. Both The Wanderers and Dead Tree Duoare from Austin.
The Wanderers are: Jeremy Boothe-Vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion. Aaron Mack-Lead and Slide guitar. Genevieve Davenport- Cello. Here's a video of them performing live. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=667618643251184&set=vb.317679368245115&type=2&theater
Dead Tree Duo are: A.J.Seidner-Vocals, guitar, percussion. Mark Ford-Vocals & Cello. You can learn more about them at: www.deadtreeduo.com
Showtime at this date is set for 9pm.
Last but not least and NOW AVAILABLEfromMuseMython the Closet Records label is the album "Wait No Longer" by Mannequin. Mannequinwas a group that Gary was a member of 30 plus years ago. Originally intended for release in 1981, it is now here and available. It is currently only available on vinyl. The CD will be available by October 29. It was mixed and mastered at Edit Point Studios by Donnie Meals. Closet Records (CRD 1001)
More releases from the Closet Records catalog will be re-issued in the next few months primarily on CD and some vinyl. Announcements will be made just prior to the release date for each recording.
What follows below is the text to introduce the launching of the MuseMyth Recordings label and Wonder Slips Away album/CD. It has been left on for the sake of posterity.
March 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gary Davenport Releases CD, Wonder Slips Away
Gary Davenport, founding member of Mannequin, Red Square, and Himmel is releasing a CD “Wonder Slips Away,” on the newly formed MuseMyth label. The CD features fifteen songs recorded with core group members--Fred Masinter, violin; Kevin Lewis, 5-string bass; and Raul Garcia, drums and percussion.
Also appearing on the recording is Gib Wharton who has previously recorded and performed with Cassandra Wilson, Laurie Anderson, and Van Morrison; Cari Palazzolo, singer/songwriter of Belaire; Rob Meyer, formerly with the San Antonio Symphony on trumpet; Richard Potter on flute and saxophone; Will Willard from the Gilliam Section on electric lead guitar; and multi-instrumentalist, Val Cronk; and many others.
The songs were recorded by Eugene Ng at Krazy Kat and by Donnie Meals at Edit Point with the recording being produced by Donnie Meals and Gary Davenport.
Davenport states, “These songs are highly personal yet I believe they will appeal to all audiences. Like the title of the CD states, wonder has a tendency to slip away. I’ve tried to capture and convey that sense of wonder in my music.”
Davenport has been an integral part of the San Antonio music scene since 1976 fronting such well known bands as Mannequin and Red Square whose release, “Lemmings and Saviors” achieved critical acclaim well beyond the local music scene.
At the same time Davenport wishes to announce the formation of MuseMyth; a label devoted to promoting not only his own recordings but the works of other independent artists. Davenport previously co-founded Closet Records, a label that produced such interesting artists as, Mannequin, The Rejects, and Mike Escamilla; and also the seminal compilation LP, “As Raindrops Become Ocean.”
Davenport will be performing songs Wonder Slips Away for Fredstock to be simulcast on KSYM at San Antonio College campus, Thursday, April 15, 2010. A release party for the CD/album will follow on Friday, June 18, 2010 at Pho Sure (formerly the Big Kahuna), 721 W. Ashby across the street from the San Pedro Playhouse with a live performance there as well.
Buy "Wonder Slips Away"
Buy "Vita Nova"
To contact MuseMyth Recordings or Gary Davenport directly go to our contact page. For booking click here.
Gary Davenport & Alchemy, The Wanderers, Dead Tree Duo
Gary Davenport, Andrew Tullos, & Idyll Summit Live
Imagine Books & Records, 8373 Culebra Road, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Gary will be performing solo this time without the band; first time in 27 years. This will feature songs from his beginnings that have never been recorded and also some very new ones. None of them have ever been performed live before.
Songwriters & Poetry-Live at Imagine Books & Records
Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra Road Sutie 201 B phone: 210-236-7668, San Antonio, Texas, USA
An evening of songs and poetry reading by the authors of their own works. Songwriters performing will be Gary Davenport accompanied by Gus Wanner on mandolin and Genevieve Davenport on cello doing new songs not yet recorded and from Vita Nova. Gus Wanner from MuseMyth will also perform doing songs of his own. Gus has been performing for a good 30 years now and is a songwriter in his own right. He is working on material for a solo album of his own to be released on MuseMyth Recordings in the coming year.
Poetry readings will be done by local poets Jesus Cordona and Russell Hoke. Jesus has been writing and performing his work for many years and has an album of poetry due out in the coming year on Red Wheelbarrow Records. Russell Hoke is a prolific poet and songwriter who has several LPs of his songs and of his poetry.
Gary Davenport and MuseMyth-Live at GIG on the Strip
GIG on the Strip, 2803 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas , USA
This is the last performance for Gary Davenport and MuseMyth for the year 2011. There have been changes as no drummer/percussionist will be with the group for this show. Songs from Wonder Slips Away will be performed along with songs from the upcoming album, the Door Into Summer. A new drummer has joined MuseMyth; Dylan Martin. He will replace Raul Garcia and begins rehearsing with MuseMyth in mid-January, 2012.
The name MuseMyth was decided upon by band members recently. MuseMyth is now: Fred Masinter-violin, Kevin Lewis-lead guitar & bass guitar, John Thurston-bass guitar and Chapman Stick, Gus Wanner-guitar & mandolin, John Rodriguez-keyboards & backing vocals, Genevieve Davenport-cello, Dylan Martin-drums & percussion.
GIG on the Strip, 2803 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Gary will be performing songs from his album Wonder Slips Away and from his upcoming album The Door Into Summer. He will be accompanied by band members: Fred Masinter-violin, Genevieve Davenport-cello, Kevin Lewis-lead guitar, bass, John Thurston-upright electric bass, Chapman stick, Raul Garcia-drums and percussives.
Amanda Pearcy from Austin is also sharing the bill. If you enjoy good country, folk, Americana, then Amanda will please you.
GIG on the Strip, 2803 North St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Gary Davenport w/ band......Gary Davenport-vocals, guitar, Kevin Lewis-lead guitar, Gus Wanner-bass guitar, Raul Garcia-drums, percussion, Fred Masinter-violin. Gary will be performing all new material from his next upcoming album/CD that is currently in production.
Also performing after Gary are Thumper D at 9:45pm, The Lion Lads at 10:25pm, and Dickie Briganza at 11:15. Cover is $6 for seeing 4 different artists/bands...quite the deal.
A night of music and poetry. Gary Davenport and band will be guests performers to support the release of LP recordings of poetry by Don Hurd, Russell Hoke, and Jesus Cardona on Red Wheelbarrow Records. Each of these poets will be reading/performing poetry from their prospective albums interspersed with songs performed from "Wonder Slips Away" and from the upcoming album by Gary and band. Mike Escamilla will also be performing songs.
Gary Davenport Live at the Foundry with Indo opening the show
The Foundry (phone) 210-785-8208, 2720 McCullough, San Antonio, TX, USA
The performance was to extend the promotion of the new CD, "Wonder Slips Away". There were also new songs performed not yet recorded. The recording sessions for the next CD begin in December of 2010. One of the songs featured out of the new songs was "Gilgamesh"....an instrumental piece. Opening the show was Indo from Austin.
Pho Sure (phone) 210-733-8473, 741 West Ashby, San Antonio, Texas, USA
The performance at Pho Sure to set the maiden voyage for "Wonder Slips Away" was a success and did well even with critics. The performance began quietly with the song, "Eric" and ended with the exotic, "Gilgamesh" accompanied by Bob Catlin and Quinn Mathews both on tambouras. Contributing also to 'Gilgamesh' were Gil Garza on trombone and Rob Meyer on trumpet. In addition to these guest musicians were Val Cronk on keyboards and daughter Genevieve Davenport on vocals. The core band contributed splendidly and guided things through steadily. They are: Fred Masinter on violin, Gus Wanner on mandolin and guitar, John Thurston on electric upright bass and Chapman Stick, and Raul Garcia on drums and percussion. Though electrical outages (3 times) interrupted the flow of the event, the power was restored promptly. Also,though the show was intended to launch "Wonder Slips Away" at least 40% of the show was material not yet recorded and slated for the next CD. Besides "Eric" and "Gilgamesh" , the instrumental pieces "Sufi" and "Zapotec" were also performed from the upcoming album.
Opening the show were INDO from Austin. Their performance was also met by a very receptive audience as they demonstrated their effectiveness in live performance.