Nick Jonah Davis is a solo instrumental guitarist from Nottingham, England. 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.
'Visionary stuff...' WIRE 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
Wednesday 15th June - Solo electric set with Suzuki Junzo and Dystopian Future Movies, JT Soar, Nottingham
Weekend of 17th - 19th June - Solo acoustic set, Saturday afternoon at the ever awesome SIN EATER FESTIVAL.
Tuesday 21st June - Solo acoustic set opening for Rusalnaia, part of Wild Summer Solstice Gathering, Sheffield
Wednesday 22nd June - Solo acoustic set opening for Rusalanaia, at Dulcimer, Manchester
Thursday 23rd June - Solo acoustic set opening for Rusalnaia at the Golden Lion, Todmorden
Sunday 26th June - Solo acoustic set, Leigh Folk Festival
Wednesday 17th August - Fains duo performance with Jo Cormack, Green Man Festival, Settlement Stage, part of the week-long Settler's Pass Ticket