Bart Davenport may have found himself 

In other local news, the Bay Area’s own übertalented Bart Davenport is also returning, but this time with an unexpected twist.

The ’60s-loving singer-guitarist has made a great name for himself over the years, first with outfits like The Loved Ones and The Kinetics, and most recently as a solo artist. But for his new, ironically dubbed “Searching For Bart Davenport” on Tapete Records, arriving Feb. 15, he stopped working on his own craftsmanship and started studying the work of others.

Davenport had always performed cover versions in concert. “So why not do an entire album of them?” he thought. So “Searching” reveals as much about his musical taste as it does about his talent, in telling takes on Love (“Wonder People (I Do Wonder”), David Byrne (“Everyone’s In Love With You”), Caetano Veloso (“Maria Bethania”) and Gil Scott-Heron (“Better Days Ahead”), plus eight others.

Looks like he might have found himself.

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