“I was talking to comedian Billy Wayne Davis last year about where he was in his career after having done comedy for over a decade and he said, “I knew my path was going to take a little longer.” That self-awareness comes from the knowledge that as a Tennessee born-and-raised comic with the accent to prove it, juxtaposed with a big picture progressive outlook on the world’s most vexing issues, he would have an uphill battle to do the kind of comedy he wanted to do, especially in his current home of Los Angeles. In the course of his unconventionally persistent career he’s done Last Comic Standing, WTF, and a freedom-based road trip documentary with Morgan Spurlock for CMT. Recently he added another unique feather to his comedy cap: the full-length album Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records. Recording a comedy album in one take, directly to vinyl, is a rare experience for a comic in the digital age. I talked to Davis about the process of recording at Nashville’s Third Man Records, avoiding pandering, and his plans for 2017.”
Read the interview with BW at SplitSider.com.