Alana Davis wants a second chance. The daughter of prolific jazz pianist Walter Davis Jr., she blasted onto the scene in 1997 with her chart-topping cover of Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors” and her subsequent debut album, Blame it On Me. Davis spent eight years in the music industry, releasing two additional albums and gaining a massive following with her signature blend of folk and soul before quitting indefinitely in 2005. Thirteen years later, she’s back and set to release a new album in May.
This March, she’s heading to New Orleans for what will be her first professional appearance here in 20 years. She’ll make a guest appearance at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St.) on Friday, March 30 for local guitarist Marc Stone’s birthday show that will also feature Darcy Malone and Micah McKee. The next night (Saturday, March 31), she’ll play her own show upstairs at The Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room (445 N. Rampart St.), with special guests including Reggie Scanlan and more, as well as Marc Stone’s backing band.
Showtimes and ticket details are not yet available, but be sure to save the date. These rare shows will mark the start of an exciting second act for Davis, so don’t miss out.