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Three awards from Song of the Year songwriting contest!  

Fresh off the release of his fifth album Still Sitting Backstage, the songwriting contest “Song of the Year” awarded three of Bob’s original tunes in their fourth contest of 2022! “It Still Hurts”, placed as a Finalist in the “Folk” category, “Chestnuts and Love” and “Midnight Sun Tattoo” were both awarded Semi-Finalist in the “Folk” category. This marks Bob’s 17th original song awarded in a songwriting contest in five years. 
You can listen to the tunes on the music page of this site, and other streaming sites, plus check out the other finalists on the Song of the Year website:

Still Sitting Backstage: album review by Melissa Clarke at Americana Highways  

A great write-up by Melissa Clarke for Americana Highways, reviewing Bob’s latest album Still Sitting Backstage. She writes, “it’s Davoli on the perspectives and hopes of love and dreams as time has moved us beyond those we hold in our youth. 

Read the rest at the Americana Highways website:

DSA Spring 2022 Lyrics contest - Bob scores big!  

More great news just announced from the Dallas Songwriting Association: the DSA released the names of the semi-finalists in their spring 2022 Lyrics competition, and Bob made the cut with three songs! Two are from Bob’s first album “Wistfully Yours” - “Transistor Radio and Me”, and “I’m So Easy to Please” - and one from his forthcoming album “Still Sitting Backstage” - “Nothing Aches as Hard (As a Broken Country Heart)”. You can listen to the first two tunes on the music page of this site, Spotify, and Apple Music, and the third tune will be released soon! 
Also check out the other winners on the DCA Facebook page at: 

More recognition for Bob's tunes - this time from!  

With poetic flourish for autumn and shorter days arriving in New England, Bob’s original tune “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down” was selected as a finalist in “Folk” category the “Song of the Year” songwriting competition! This contest was held in the 3rd quarter of 2022, and is the third award Bob has received this year. 
Check out the other finalists and category winners at, and listen to the tune on the music page of this site, or on Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming services.

Semi-Finalist in 2022 Unsigned Only Songwriting Contest 

Congratulations to Bob for earning the “Semi-Finalist” award from the 2022 Unsigned Only Songwriting Contest, for his original song “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down”! Over 7,000 entrants into the contest were whittled down by jury selection to reach the semi-final stage. Finalists will be announced in the coming weeks. This is the 2nd songwriting award Bob has received in 2022 for his original music. 

You can listen to the tune on this website on the Music page, or on Spotify or Apple Music, and you can check out the rest of the contest semi-finalists here:

Featured this week: "Don't You Let the Darkness Drag You Down" in the Great River Folk Festival (Wisconsin) 

Great news out of Wisconsin, Bob’s original song “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down” is featured in this week’s Great River Folk Festival blog post highlighting entrants to their annual songwriting contest. Here’s hoping Bob qualifies to perform at the festival in August! 
Check out other featured songwriters at their blog here, and good luck to all contestants!

Interview with Paul Howard of Music Mecca website for "Hello Out There" 

Check out Bob’s interview with Paul Howard for the website Music Mecca, about Bob’s April album release “Hello Out There”: 

Read on to learn more about the making of the album, and you can listen to the album on the music page of this site, Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming sites.

Out now: "Hello Out There" album review in Music Connection Magazine 

Out now: the May 2022 Music Connection Magazine, with an album review for “Hello Out There”!

Music critic Eric Harabadian gives the album a 9 out of 10 stars, writing: “From the war veteran lament “Sam Stone” to the aging tome “Hello in There,” Davoli’s earthy and temporal vocals set the stage and suit the songs perfectly.” 

Read the rest of the review on page 48 of the digital magazine at, linked here:

Interview with Elise Cady, Americana Highways, about "Hello Out There"! 

Check out my interview with Elise Cady at Americana Highways, where we talk through what led me to create my most recent album, "Hello Out There".

You can read the whole interview by following this link to the Americana Highways website:

Plus, the album “Hello Out There” is out today! Give it a listen on the music page of this site, and on all major streaming services, check it out by clicking on this link:

We're live! Out today: "Hello Out There", my tribute to John Prine 

Today is the day! My latest album, “Hello Out There”, a tribute to the late John Prine, is out everywhere today. Listen on the music tab of this website (, Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and elsewhere via this link:

Thanks to my bandmates Kevin Barry, Kathleen Parks, and Jesse Williams for their tremendous musicianship creating this album, and to Eric Kilburn at Wellspring Sound for engineering. If you would like to purchase a copy, all sale proceeds are donated to the Food Not Bombs organization. I hope you enjoy listening!