By MADDY VAN DYKE
Andrea Davidson delighted the Underground with her uniquely beautiful original songs on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Davidson appeared as part of the University Programming Council’s (UPC) ongoing acoustic night series. She played for over an hour to a crowd of enchanted University of Mary Washington students, drawing them in with both her musical prowess and her endearing charm.
Davidson expertly entertained the crowd with her self-effacing humor and personal anecdotes that she told between songs, creating a feeling of intimacy and camaraderie between herself and the audience. Davidson described how she began playing cover songs in bars before she and a friend decided to tour the country and pursue her dream of writing and performing original music.
“Our only goal was to write music, be present, and have fun,” Davidson said.
Davidson’s gamble seems to have more than paid off. She spent her set at acoustic night switching between different instruments, accompanying herself effortlessly as she sang in a melodic falsetto. In addition to playing a piano, drum kit, an acoustic and electric guitar and a harmonica, Davidson also employed a loop pedal in most of her songs, giving them a layered and rhythmic feel.
Davidson was a wonderful addition to acoustic night. Her charm and talent proved to be great entertainment for UMW students. The experience seemed to be mutually satisfying for Davidson as well.
“My favorite thing in the world is to write songs and play them for awesome people, so tonight has been really excellent,” said Davidson.