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Biography

Nick Jonah Davis is a guitarist based in rural Derbyshire.

He has released four albums of original solo instrumental guitar works, drawing primarily on British and American folk traditions, 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

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

‘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...

Saturday 13th October - La Faena II, Madrid, Spain - With Tostadas

Friday 12th October - Rincon Pio Sound, Don Benito, Spain - With Tostadas

Wednesday 15th August - Green Man Festival Settlement, Hurly Burly Stage - With Keto

Saturday 21st July - Shipley - The Triangle, with Stephanie Hladowski https://www.facebook.com/shipleytriangle

Friday 20th July - Cambridge, Unitarian Church Hall with Laura Cannell & Andre Bosman / Justin Hopper https://www.facebook.com/events/195067241215642/

Thursday 19th July - Newcastle, Heaton Perk, with Nev Clay https://www.facebook.com/events/1289322761202611/

Wednesday 18th July - Glasgow, Glad Cafe with Burd Ellen. https://www.thegladcafe.co.uk/events/2018-07-18-nick-jonah-davies-plus-burd-ellen-the-glad-cafe

Tuesday 17th July - Shropshire, Bishops Castle - Bank House 

Sunday 15th July, Tor Beers, Todmorden https://www.facebook.com/torbeers/

Tuesday 10th July - Atlow, Derbyshire (with House and Land) https://www.facebook.com/events/1092388124233799/
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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