Art Davis is a Folk-Jazz composer, songwriter, acoustic guitarist, mixing/mastering engineer, and owner operator of Art Davis Studios living in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin. While his music is rooted in Contemporary Folk, it is his incorporation of elements from Jazz, Celtic/English folk traditions, and classical composition that gives his sound unique and broad appeal. Fans describe Art Davis as Andrew York meets Phillip Glass meets Ralph Towner meets Mark Knopfler. His music is meditative, with image rich lyrics, strong melodies and textures, and demonstrates an individual sense of harmony melding jazz with simpler folk, and ethnic influences.
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Art Davis Studios Blog will be posting blogs and links to video content covering several topics related to Learning to Play, Write, and Record Your Music in Your Home Studio. These topics will include tutorials on music composition, theory, songwriting, lyric writing, arranging, arranging for fingerstyle guitar, recording, mixing, mastering, home studio setup and equipment recommendations, featured reviews of guitarists and mix engineers that Art finds interesting, and links to many resources for all things music related.
Art comes from a long lineage of musicians and composers. His grandfather was a composer of concert band and orchestral music. Art began playing trumpet professionally at the age of 16 in his father’s Jazz Big Band, The Art Davis Orchestra. In many ways Art’s current music projects are a continuation of that lineage. While studying Music Composition at NTSU Art’s love of classical composition, folk, jazz, and ethnic music was a natural response to the vibrant music scene at the music school. Art holds a BM in Composition from NTSU with a focus on analog synthesis. He continued with post graduate studies in composition focusing on digital synthesis and taught the Graduate Seminar in Computer Music.
Art has been involved with many theatrical productions. He has composed music for dance and theatre, writing five plays incorporating his music in creative ways blending music, spoken word, dance and pantomime. Art’s works have been produced by The Hip Pocket Theatre, Stage West, The Tongue and Groove Theatre, and The Token Mime Theatre.
Art is currently in his studio recording, composing, and researching new folk material for his new EP, “Simmer Dim Waltz”. Keep an eye out for a free mp3 track, “Song For Kathryn” to be released soon.
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