The second installment of CSC's Saints and Music Series features Benjy Davis of the Benjy Davis Project. If you are one of the unlucky few not familiar with his work, you may know him from his catchy song in that Abita commercial. Here is what he had to say about his favorite football team, the Saints, and their upcoming season. Enjoy!
Benjy Davis serenading the Jazzfest crowd this year. (Photo Source)
CSC: How long have you been a Saints fan?
Benjy Davis: Longer than I can remember…I was steeped in it as a baby. My dad made sure I knew about the Saints before I knew about football.
CSC: Do you have any memorable Saints moments from your past?
Benjy Davis: Tons…I remember when I was in 5th grade or so and the Saints were on a 10 game winning streak and I was sure we were going to the Super Bowl. Obviously we didn’t but I remember that excitement.
CSC: You guys going to any games, maybe London?
Benjy Davis: I wish, but that would kick my American dollar in the balls.
CSC: What do you guys do on gameday?
Benjy Davis: We’re always out of town but we have done some pretty crazy things to make it to a TV. We've driven through the night more than once.
CSC: Who are you favorite players and why?
Benjy Davis: Drew Brees is the leader for sure.
CSC: How do you feel about the Saints off-season moves?
Benjy Davis: Honestly, I haven’t had the time to pay attention this year. I guess we don’t have the satellite package like Fred.
CSC: What do you think about the Saints new draft class?
Benjy Davis: I don't know. Fred never calls.
CSC: Do you know Fred LeBlanc?
Benjy Davis: We run into those guys (and girls) all the time, from New Orleans to Wisconsin and some funny places in between, so we've hung out quite a bit. They're good people.
CSC: Who do you think will start at running back this year?
Benjy Davis: Probably Reggie Bush, unless McAllister heals up but Reggie Bush seems confident.
CSC: Who do you think will step up as the number two receiver behind Colston?
Benjy Davis: Did we get rid of David Patten?
CSC: What do you think will be the keys to success this season?
Benjy Davis: Whether or not we can guard the receivers with our current defensive backs. Don’t hit me
CSC: Wanna make a prediction on the Saints final regular season record this year?
Benjy Davis: Fah…10 and 6?
CSC: Since you guys have been so generous in taking your time to answer these questions, you have any albums or upcoming shows you want to plug?
Benjy Davis: Back To The Beach May 31st in New Orleans. If I may try a catch phrase for the event: "Don’t be a bitch, come back to the beach."
CSC thanks Benjy Davis for taking his time to answer these questions and wishes him and the band continued success. Check out the bands website at BDP Music for all the latest info.