“Songs of wisdom, songs of dues paying, songs of experience, and ultimately, songs of winning the struggle." ~Suzanne Glass of Indie-Music.com
"Roots, Rock & Passion" describe the music and vibe of Garrick Davis, an independent guitarist/singer/songwriter who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been inspired by artists in the Blues, Rock, Jazz, Folk and even Classical genres(at age 3 he declared he wanted to be an orchestra conductor, his favorite music being "Peter & The Wolf"). Driven by the exposure and a natural fascination for the medium, Garrick has developed an appreciation for the music of many cultures as being of a common language. Davis has been writing original music since age 14.
"Garrick Davis World Blues”, by Davis' own definition, is guitar-based music rooted in Blues and augmented by instruments of multicultural origins. Garrick began teaching himself guitar at age 12, citing Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, Jimmy Page, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Wes Montgomery among his initial influences. He then went on to discover their "sources", Muddy Waters, BB King, Albert Collins, Curtis Mayfield, and finally adds John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, David Gilmour, Jerry Garcia and Pete Townsend to the list . As a songwriter/music lover, however, the influences widen vastly and can be heard throughout his discography and YouTube Videos.
Garrick has evolved to create a transcendent musical experience consisting of great songs with thoughtful messages, anchored by superb musicianship delivered with a genuine inspirational vibe and brought to full dimension with his dynamic, malleable baritone voice.
Garrick has worked though years of local, national and international live experience after the release of his debut "Glass Half Full"(2001), followed by "The Show"(2005), alive album, "Expose Your Self"(2012), an album he calls his "Impressionistic Masterpiece" which took 3-1/2 years to create, learning to engineer and mix along the way, all on his 13" Black MacBook. Finally, "The Good Road"(2013), an all acoustic album recorded over two weekends in a studio in Spring 2011 after Garrick's first European tour earlier that Winter.
March 30, 2018 marks the release date of Davis' 5th album, "A House Full of Friends", that was performed and recorded live, bolstered by 13 musicians and vocalists from disparate backgrounds, brought together to make music while subsequently making "magic" in the process, and lighting the way for a new creative path.
Garrick Davis World Blues includes Zach Davis-Price(piano,keys,vocals), Grant"Slam"Walthall(drums), AJ Joyce(bass), Tony Stead(organ), Leah Tysse(vocals), D.Edward(percussion) and Tanmay Bichu(tabla). Guests musicians have included "Cello Joe Chang(cello), Jeff Chambers(acoustic bass), Tom Poole(trumpet), Daniel Berkman(kora, handsonic drum), Nehal Abuelata(vocals), Tammi Brown(vocals) and Mike Rinta(Trombone)
After witnessing the illnesses and passing of both his older sister Beverly in 2015 and his father Ernest Sr the following year, Davis is poised to break new ground, understanding the speed at which time is passing with clarity and, once again, feeling his insides burning to make an impact in the world and a difference to his circle of musicians, supporters and those who will come to appreciate the authentic spirit that can be witnessed onstage, as well as in conversation one-on-one.
Join Garrick Davis World Blues on this noteworthy journey that seeks to give the world hope through music empowered by love, many shades of emotion and truth.
Album Release Concert and Significant Birthday Celebration is Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Club Fox in Redwood City, CA
Contact Garrick Davis for interviews, booking at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to garrickdavis.com for music or to sign up to his Email List ###