Davis Jones | The Heartland

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The Heartland

by Davis Jones

Folksy, soulful music with sprinkles of Motown and Midwestern dust.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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1. Radio
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2. Rivertown
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3. Movin' On
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4. Chrisian
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5. Brenda
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6. Courtyard
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7. Sweet Sunday Blues
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8. Pictures
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9. Happy Birthday Mama
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10. Boyfriend
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11. The Heartland
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12. At Least It's Friday
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13. Lonely Traveler
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Born in Akron, Ohio, Davis spent his childhood listening to records from his father’s massive collection of rock, soul, and folk. These early influences emerged when he taught himself to play the guitar, and stuck when he began writing his own music in 2003. Davis’ songs blend the populist traditions of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie with the contemporary acoustic soul of Elliott Smith and Amos Lee. It is music boiled down to an organic essence, one based on revelations and shared experience, not showboating.

In August of 2004, Davis moved to California from Columbus, Ohio. After waiting tables in Los Angeles for a few months, he moved to San Francisco and released his first album, From Ohio. A record of heartfelt coming-of-age themes, Davis’s debut hearkened back to the Midwest experience while embracing the coastal culture of California. The Heartland, released in 2006, was the second helping of original songs bridging his Ohio roots and a newfound, sunrise-over-Golden-Gate vibe. Within a year of The Heartland’s release, Davis went from being a regular on the open mic circuit to booking shows at famed San Francisco venues, including Café Du Nord, Hotel Utah, and the Red Devil Lounge.

With countless friendships, joys, and struggles giving him inspiration, Davis stayed a prolific singer-songwriter during his time in California. In January 2007, he released his third album, Land of Stranded Dreams, which was written completely in San Francisco. The record keeps the pleasant intimacy of his first two albums, but also shows the maturity of a dreamer who’s wised up to ways of the world. Full of nimble guitar riffs and wistful lyrics, it marks a compromise between wide-eyed fairy tales and the darker realism of the so-called Golden State.

Shortly after releasing his third album, Davis left California for Minneapolis, to experience the creative, artistic culture of the Twin Cities. While in Minneapolis, Davis was heavily influenced by a number of high caliber, Minnesota based songwriters. Through the extreme seasons, he wrote constantly and developed the songs that would eventually be recorded for his most recent album, Winter Midnight (release date November, 2008). The songs from this album are marked by the loneliness and freedom associated with creative experimentation and personal growth. In early 2008, Davis moved back to San Francisco where he currently resides.

Davis' wide range of experiences and influences keep his style fresh and steadily evolving, from catchy folk to literate acoustic rock. You’ll feel right at home listening to his smoky, soulful voice—and you don’t have to be from Ohio to appreciate it.

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Joey Pastore

Amazing Talent, Music & Story Telling
Davis Jones is an amazing preformer and this is an amazing album, I have had the pleasure of meeting him also and he is an amazing guy, if you want real honest,great,fresh amazing music,lyrics and personality then get this album, if you dont like it I will refund your money Just contact Joey Pastore I am easy to find, But I assure you, you wont be calling cause Davis and This CD are worth far more than their asking Price! BUY IT NOW!!!!!
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Ashley Ante

Unique and Fun
The CD is unique in that each song tells about something different. There is no theme such as love or friendship. It's about growing up and evolving as a person and the stories that occur during those times. Davis doesn't take himself too seriously so the songs are honest and real but also very fun and hip.
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