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Joshua Davis & Rachael Davis

Joshua Davis & Rachael Davis Joshua Davis & Rachael Davis
Songwriter Rachael Davis was born in Lansing and grew up in Cadillac. What grabs you first about Rachael is the voice, with a bluesy richness that will make you pull off the road to listen. Add in some incisive songwriting, and you have an artist with a strong and growing following. Says songwriter Susan Werner: "We don't have Eva Cassidy anymore, but we do have Rachael Davis." Rachael’s diverse slant on acoustic music can aptly be explained by a cassette mixtape that her father played during her early childhood in the family’s Chevy Cavalier station wagon, “Iggy.” On one side of the cassette was the soundtrack for the film "The Big Chill"; on the other side was John Hartford’s “Aereo-Plane." Recently Rachael has been living in Tennessee and working on an album, so you can be among the first to hear this new music!

Raised between the homes of a Detroit schoolteacher and an Upper Peninsula outdoorsman, Joshua Davis is the product of both city and country. An early interest in songwriting, country blues, and fingerstyle guitar paved the way for original material that's a seamless union of new and old. After six years and three albums as the primary songwriter and vocalist of the Michigan quartet Steppin’ in It, Joshua has released three solo albums. His latest, "A Miracle of Birds," reflects his recent experiences: In 2012, Joshua joined the nonprofit organization On the Ground for the Run Across Palestine and experienced a life-changing journey. The focus of the five-day, 129-mile ultramarathon was to raise funds and awareness in support of fair-trade olive farming communities in the Palestinian West Bank. The stories and songs on "A Miracle of Birds," released one year after the run, are honest expressions of his experiences in the West Bank, colored by Joshua's own unique history and upbringing.
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Off Campus Location - The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

August 2014


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