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
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)
"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
Friday 8th March - Dubrek Studios, Derby with Mayshe Mayshe and James Ewan Tait
Thursday 28th March - Feather Star, Wirksworth with Burnt Paw
Friday 29th March - On The Brink, Sheffield with Burnt Paw
Thursday 20th June - Crumpsall Folk Club, Manchester
Sunday 25th August - Applestock Festival, Rugby
Thursday 7th November - Hereford, Weirdshire event.