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College rockers unite for Friday night double-billing at Rick’s

 
The first track off of The Benjy Davis Project’s newest album, Mississippi, seems to be a beautiful ode to our beloved state, and possibly even Starkville. Maybe that’s why the band keeps coming back for some more Mississippi State action. Along with Ingram Hill, the band will be continuing their SEC tour this Friday at Ricks Cafe.
This is not the first time in Starkville for both bands and Justin Moore, lead singer of Ingram Hill said, “I have always been a fan of Starkville — the people there have always treated us well; it’s a good time, and the fan’s reactions are great because they are always singing and dancing along.”
The appeal is mutual between the fans and these two very talented, Southern raised, regional bands. The explanation for this is that both Ingram Hill and The Benjy Davis Project offer songs that really capture the essence of SEC college life and arrest the soul of the South in their relatable lyrics and melodies.
The fans in Starkville are ecstatic about Ingram Hill’s newest album, Look Your Best, which will be released Sept. 28. However, for those who come to Ricks tonight, the wait will be over. Moore also said Ingram Hill is going to “sprinkle in some new songs along with the old ones to give the crowd a taste of what’s to come.”
Those who have been listening for years know that these new songs will not only applicable to most college-aged people’s lives, but almost identical to something they have experienced. This, along with the band’s self-proclaimed “rock and roll mixed with southern flavor” sound that appears to have classic and discerning undertones, is the reason people love seeing Ingram Hill live.
The Benjy Davis Project, although extremely similar to its touring counter parts, differ in that their sound seems to have more of a Southern feel. The band’s music is a faultless representation of Starkville because of their “live it up” mentality that is more of a state of mind than simply music to listen to in the car. The band also has recently come out with a new album that features songs that make one want to get up and dance just as the band’s classics like “Louisiana Saturday Night” and “Cajun Crawfish Boil” did.
It has been a while since Starkville has seen a perfect duo such as this. According to Justin Moore, both bands have been “friends for a while” and love to goof off and show everyone a good time together. The Benjy Davis Project and Ingram Hill are a pair to see and never forget.
Moore says to come out and “be ready for a good time,” because that is what they’re all about.”

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