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The Evolution of Love

by Josi Davis

A raw and elemental, lyric-driven cocktail of blues, rock and southern roots garnished with all-American jazz sense and ability, this long-awaited debut album of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josi Davis is a soundtrack for every generation.
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1. Tango
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2. Must Be Love
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3. Supernova
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4. What I Want
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5. Another Saturday Night
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6. You Can't Take My Heart
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7. Ivy Grows
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8. Brother Stand By Me
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9. A Little More
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10. In Too Deep
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11. Appetite
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12. I Don't Mind
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
JOSI DAVIS’ THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE TAKES LISTENERS ON A JOURNEY THROUGH UNEARTHED, UNINTERESTED, AND UNFORGETTABLE LOVE

The Evolution of Love is a long-awaited collection of musings that take the listener through the tortuous trials and triumphs of finding, foregoing, and, ultimately, embracing love. The CD merges Davis’s raw, poignant lyrics with the talents of a host of accomplished musicians.

“The Evolution of Love is an enchanting full-circle tale, from everything we learned in kindergarten through awkward adolescence, the delights of divorce, mastering true love, and the art of the perfect meal,” explains Davis.

Davis recorded the CD in 18 studio hours – a single weekend – at PWOP! Studios in New London, Conn. The tracks are live, with only minor additions layered in during final production.

Davis credits the depth and intensity of the finished product to the passion and talent of the musicians with whom she played.

“The inspiration and skill that filled the room on those days in the studio is obvious in The Evolution of Love's impressive result,” says Davis. “Listeners will be thrilled by the raw energy and emotive performances.”

Musicians involved with the project include: Josi Davis (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); John Van Ness (drums, vocals, percussion); Dan Solomons (bass); William Light (guitar); Bert Coburn (bass); Chris Leigh (guitar); Rufus "BabyGrand" Davis (piano); Anthony Cafiero (organ); Mike Frishman (bass); Doug Woolverton (trumpet); Carl Franklin (guitar); and Dan Shafner. The album was produced by Josi Davis, John Van Ness and Carl Franklin.

THE MUSIC OF JOSI DAVIS is a raw and elemental, lyric-driven cocktail of blues, rock and southern roots garnished with all-American jazz sensibility. This magnetic New England-based multi-instrumentalist is a powerful voice in storytelling and musical adventure. A displaced southern girl recognized for her passionate delivery, dynamic vocal range and charisma, Josi draws from traditional jazz, blues and gospel influences, the clever lilt of old country and the raw drive of funk and rock 'n roll to paint a soundtrack for every generation.

JOSI DAVIS has explored firefighting, politics, theater, marketing, non-profits and piano tuning, and now makes music for a living. She is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, performer, arranger and producer. Josi is faculty and continues to play an integral role in program development at String Theory School of Music, a uniquely creative, performance and goal-driven learning community on the Connecticut shoreline.

Josi was a Mark Fusco Scholar at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret and Performance Conference and is thrilled to have found the perfect medium for her art. Recently added to her varied discography is the long-awaited full-length original album, THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE, twelve dynamic tracks from her intimate rock concert and experience of the same name, released on February 14, 2013. Other recordings include work with Alchemy Studios, one hand clapping, two self-released EPs "Five" and "Boot Cut" and the jazz album "String Theory" with Mike Frishman and Chris Leigh.

www.josiwails.com


I have heard writers call songs their children. None will ever come close to the endearing complexities of a young human, but I am enamored of the life a song becomes. How its conception often belongs, not to me, but to the muse. How time and perception change its meaning. How interpretation can both alter and validate its intention. How, when more love is poured in, more magic comes out. And how, as we allow ourselves to be touched by the minds and hearts of others, so we become... better songs. XOXO -- Josi Davis

DISCOGRAPHY

2013
THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE
This is Josi's debut, 12- track original album, recorded live July 13-15, 2012 at PWOP! Studios in New London, CT.

2013
IVY GROWS
This single is Track #3 on the newly released
THE GOOD SPONGE SAMPLER VOL. II

2011
BOOT CUT
A dynamic collection of self-released live and recorded original works.

2009
String Theory
Davis, Frishman & Leigh
A live studio jazz album. Fresh arrangements of a cool selection of standards from Dizzie to Warren, Gershwin to Mercer. A jazz collectors staple.

Josi teaches Voice, Piano and Instrument Integration at String Theory School of Music in Niantic, CT . String Theory faculty are the backing band for monthly coffeehouse performances by students. Josi rocks the challenges that each coffeehouse presents, tipping her hat to artists Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Geddy Lee, Steve Perry, Robben Trower and so many more!

2007
The Evolution of Love (2007) Preview
The first iteration of a project that is to become an obsession...
(vocals/keys/guitars - with bass/percussion)
Josi Wails

2006
NOTHING BUT THE ROAD
Kevin Desabrais
(background vocals & arrangements, guitar, keyboards, percussion)

2005
FIVE
EP
Josi Wails

2005
OFF THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
one hand clapping
(lead & background vocals, piano, guitar, composition)
Laughing Buddha Music

2000
ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE
In Theory
(lead & background vocals, vocal arrangements)
Cowdick Music

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