Indie troubadour and “The Voice” finalist Joshua Davis will play the New Hope Winery on Jan 23 at 8 p.m.
Davis is a singer-songwriter raised in the folk tradition, blending the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul.
For over 15 years, Joshua has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the U.S. and Canada at festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses and dives – as a solo act, and front man for roots ensemble “Steppin’ In It,” classic swing band “Shout Sister Shout,” and songwriter showcase band “The Starlight Six.”
This year has been like a dream for Joshua Davis, according to his promoter. From February through May, he lived between Traverse City and Los Angeles, appearing each week on NBC’s “The Voice.” After making it all the way to the show’s finale, landing at No. 3 overall, Davis is back on the road.
“I’m so excited to get back to the East Coast,” he said. “It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been out there and this will be the first time since ‘The Voice.’ I’m looking forward to reconnecting with longtime friends and meeting new fans.”
His music is steeped in ragtime blues, sweet jazz and real country, but Davis’ broad background in the cultural, political and musical roots of American tradition has resulted in more than a simple retelling of universal themes. Dubbed “the Michigan version of the Great American Songscape” (Chris Reitz, Elderly Instruments), his catalog is a seamless snapshot of American past and present. Joshua has shared the stage legenary performers like Tim O’Brien, Greg Brown, The Indigo Girls, Leftover Salmon, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Corey Harris, John Gorka, Jeff Daniels, Ellis Paul, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy LaFave, Ray Bonneville, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and many others.
Davis has released three critically-acclaimed solo albums, five albums with Steppin’ In It, a record of jazz standards with Shout Sister Shout, and has appeared on numerous other albums.
The New Hope Winery is located at 6123 Lower York Road in New Hope. Tickets are $20; doors open at 7 p.m., and showtime is at 8 p.m.