Photo courtesy of Davidson
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Sometimes a year will come along where all of life’s chips seem to fall together. For Chase Davidson, founder of Wasted Life Records and vocalist/guitarist for the band Ditch Cat, that momentum started more than five years ago.
It was 2009, and the songwriter was winding along the back country roads to his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was a bittersweet journey. He remembered being 18 years-old, literally burning to leave and get out once and for all. Yet here he was, back again.
It started on the back porch of a party. Davidson was sitting next to a figure from his childhood, a bass player by the name of Jassen Evans. Evans used to make sure the rules were upheld at a local venue called the Music Hall (formerly known as Clunk); “busting heads” to do so whenever necessary.
The two musicians began to pass a bottle of Evan Williams back and forth, casually regaling one another with stories and catching up on days past. The night drew on, and before they knew it darkness had completely settled in. Everyone left the party, and the two were hugging and crying on each other.
The friendship has only grown; aside from becoming the permanent bass player, Evan’s face is even tattooed on Davidson’s leg.
For Ditch Cat, the ties go even deeper than ink. Two years after Davidson was born in the Mississippi Delta, his brother Brock came along. Around the ages of 10 and 12, the brothers acquired a Stratocaster and bass guitar–both of which they still have to this day.
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