Buffalo-focused singer/songwriter Davey O. is not shy about extending himself to benefit others.
He’s spent the past two years connecting with strangers through his critically praised 2014 album, “No Passengers.” Lined with poetic lines that can soothe rattled souls, the hometown favorite’s art has done a service — but he enjoys doing more.
That’s why, for the second consecutive year, the Queen City storyteller has gathered some of the region’s finest songwriters — Sara Elizabeth, Savannah King and Tom Stahl — for “Davey O and Friends: A Concert to Benefit the Food Bank of Western New York,” set for 8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the 9th Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). After last year’s event raised enough funds to provide 600 meals to those in need, Davey decided to make it an annual affair, albeit with a different lineup from year to year.
This session plans to provide an ample taste of the city’s rising and veteran fare. In Elizabeth and King, concertgoers will gain an introduction to a pair of road-tested and accomplished songstresses. Elizabeth’s “Be Well” is now familiar to both local and out-of-state crowds. King is ready to twirl her alt-folk off Delaware Avenue before embarking on a 15-date national tour on Nov. 10. In Stahl, attendees can hope for introspective lines from a sage voice, one that’s been infusing such into the regional landscape for decades.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 with $5 from each ticket going directly to the Food Bank of WNY and can be purchased at the Babeville box office or via ticketweb.com.