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Biography

Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist based in rural Derbyshire.

He has released four albums of solo instrumental guitar works on labels including Tompkins Square and Thread Recordings.

'Visionary stuff' - Bruce Russell, Wire Magazine

'(Davis) invites the listener into a world bounded by the resonance of his tunings and the vividness of his evolving melodies' - Bill Meyer, Dusted  

Discography

 Split Electric with C Joynes on Thread Recordings (2016)

House of Dragons on Lancashire and Somerset (2015)

Of Time and Tides on Tompkins Square (2011)

Guitar Recordings Vol. 1. no label (2009)

Compilation Tracks : 'San Cristobal de las Casas' Imaginational Anthem Vol 4 Tompkins Square (2010)  

                                     'Little Molly's Dream' Oh Michael, Look What You've Done Tompkins Square (2012) 

Press

"Nick Jonah Davis is one of the select band of living solo acoustic guitar players whose music is not only virtuosic, but genuinely exciting" - fRoots Magazine

'Nottingham-based Nick Jonah Davis is a formidable guitarist in the tradition of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, etc. Though there’s a clear comparison to be made with the monolithic John Fahey, perhaps there’s a more British sensibility to his playing. Making use of modal tunings to create a resonating whole, Davis’s spindly melodies sometimes hither and thither on top, whilst at other times forthright lines are prominent.The effect is always a thoroughly rich and nourishing, highly spirited series of wordless tales.' - Crushing Death and Grief

'Probably the finest solo guitar player in the land' - Damn You! Gigs

'Beautiful, sensitive, and nuanced solo guitar from the UK. Great composition and originality intertwined with traditional English and American Primitive guitar stylings.' - Grasstops Recordings

'It's a high-wire act that very few guitarists could pull off.' - Tompkins Square label boss Josh Rosenthal

'....finger-picking skills us mere mortals can only dream of ... Bloody beautiful.' - Left Lion

‘He adopts a glorious, deeply resonant sound, and spins out his finger-picked melodies into what become beautiful filigreed narrative pieces.’ - The Liminal

 

 

 

 
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2018 shows...

Sunday 4th March  - Nottingham - Rammel Club solo show opening for Yerba Mansa / Nacht Und Nebel - details here

Saturday 7th April - Salford - Duo show with Sharron Kraus, opening for Cath and Phil Tyler 

Saturday 21st April -  London  - Opening for Charles Bullen (This Heat) - details here

Sunday 27th May - Derby - Solo show with Cath and Phil Tyler, Dubrek Studios, Derby

Thursday 21st June - Nottingham - Solo electric set at Church Of Sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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