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Biography

Nick Jonah Davis is a solo instrumental guitarist based in rural Derbyshire. He has released four albums – Split Electric with C Joynes on Thread Recordings (2016), House of Dragons on Lancashire and Somerset (2015), Of Time and Tides on the seminal American label Tompkins Square (2011) and Guitar Recordings Vol. 1. He was also featured on the fourth volume of the Tompkins Square ongoing guitar compilation, Imaginational Anthem, and their tribute album to Michael Chapman, Oh Michael, Look What You've Done. Nick also plays in the electric guitar / violin duo Fains with Jo Cormack.

Press

'Visionary stuff...' WIRE magazine

"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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Incoming shows...

Tuesday February 21st  - With Cath and Phil Tyler, Atlow Village Hall, Derbyshire

Friday April 14th  - Solo set at Dubrek, Derby

Saturday April 22nd - Solo set and duo set with Sharron Kraus, Primary Arts Space, Nottingham

Saturday 13th May - Solo set at Cafe Kino, Bristol

July 21st - 23rd Fanø Free Folk Festival, Denmark 

August 4th - 11th Sidmouth Folk Week, UK

 

 
 
 
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