“Wandering through the halls during a music conference last fall, I was drawn like a moth to a flame by some funky finger picking, striking melodies, and clever lyrics . . . [John William Davis] is a writer who deserves more than passing comparison with the likes of Randy Newman and Tom Waits, albeit with slightly stronger connection to blues and folk roots than either of those guys. Davis has the same kind of eye and ear though. . . . And ability to take snapshots of the world around us and the peculiar characters who inhabit it with clever, razor sharp wordplay . . . I’m finding him my favorite songwriter at the moment.” –Mark Moss, editor of Sing Out! Magazine
John describes his musical journey as, “…basically a turnip raised in South Georgia migrates westward and picks up acoustic guitars after burning out on the rest of life.”
That “turnip” has won a number of songwriting awards, including the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters.
We’re excited to welcome John to the Cousin Andy’s stage.