An Evans musician will be performing a benefit concert at a cancer awareness event Friday night.
Brad Davis, a professional musician from Evans, will be performing in a benefit concert at the Relay for Life at Harlem Middle School on Friday night.
Brad Davis, 24, will perform at the Relay for Life in Harlem at 10 p.m. at Harlem Middle School, 375 W. Forest St.
"I've been involved with Relay for Life as a volunteer before," he said. "Someone contacted me and asked me if I would be willing to come and play."
Davis, who released his first, self-written and produced CD, With Both Feet, in October, will entertain audiences with the eclectic sounds of acoustic pop. He said he plans to perform songs from his freshman album and the familiar song Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison.
Since he was young, Davis said, music has always had a major influence in his life. Unlike people who acquire a likeness for songs based on the rhythm of a beat, Davis said it's all about the lyrics with him.
"I like lyrics that mean something," he said. "I write songs that are universal that other people can relate to.''
During a concert performance in Columbus, Ga., Davis said a woman told him that she was so inspired by one of his songs that she went home, wrote the lyrics on a sheet of paper and sent them to her husband, who was serving on a tour of military duty in Iraq.
"Things like that really are the things that motivate me to continue to sing and write these songs even if I don't see the direct results," he said.
Whether he's singing songs of inspiration or sharing a message of hope, Davis said he tries to encourage people to live life to the fullest, even if it means jumping "with both feet."
"No matter what it is you really want to do in life, just go for it," he said. "You only have one chance."
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