Arthur Davenport
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Arthur Davenport

| Established. Jan 01, 1957 | INDIE

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Established on Jan, 1957
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter

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"Off The Beaten Track (excerpt)"

Arthur Davenport, “Reality Bends”, (Dee Dubelyew Music, 2002)

“Reality Bends” is, with the exception of one song, a solo creation by Arthur Davenport… His has a truly individualistic style, in that it defies any one categorization -- and the subject matter of his songs is equally diverse. One or two songs could be thought of almost as nursery rhymes for the young-at-heart, others display very original thought processes and an adult sophistication.

Covering love, relationships, nature and travel, there is surely an offering on Reality Bends for everyone. His folk sound is often reminiscent of Cat Stevens, particularly notable on "Rain." Davenport's vocals alter subtly with most of his songs, seemingly seeking to emphasize the subject matter, but his accent remains a curiosity. His accompaniment is minimalist, fingerstyle, allowing the lyrics -- or poems, if you prefer that definition -- to be heard clearly throughout each song.

If you are looking for something off the beaten track, look out for Arthur Davenport

- www.Rambles.net, published 27 September 2003
- Jenny Ivor, Rambles.net


"Far Out Mountain Man"

"Using only an acoustic guitar as backup, Arthur Davenport crafts sparse, haunting folk songs with a wry sense of the absurd. Deftly hopping from one vocal personality to another, sometimes within a line, this far-out mountain man keeps the listener guessing." - Mike McGuire, Listen.com


Discography

Whispering to the Wind album with 10 original songs:

The Great Mystery
Who Are We
Here And Now
Lonesome Cowboy
Rearview Mirror
Make It Up
Out Of Control
Jewels
Little By Little
Three Black Sheep

Reality Bends album, released Dec. 13, 2002 with 11 original songs and one cover song:

So Near, So Far
Tie That Binds
Rain
Reality Bends
Walking Song
Leilani
Dancing Girl
Come a Roaming
Longfellow
You Who
The Coral Reefy Song
Looking for the Day (P.D. Collison)

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Bio

Arthur Davenport's musical career spans 30 years of songwriting and performance. He first started playing in the Washington D.C. folk scene in the 1980's and then moved on to the southwest scene during the 90's while living in New Mexico.

Arthur has been featured on National Public Radio performing his song, "Lonesome Cowboy," specially written for a cowboy music compilation album entitled "'Round-em Up!" Arthur now lives in Hawai'i.

This review for his "Reality Bends" album provides a fitting description of his solo performance style: "Using only an acoustic guitar as backup, Arthur Davenport crafts sparse, haunting folk songs with a wry sense of the absurd. Deftly hopping from one vocal personality to another, sometimes within a line, this far-out mountain man keeps the listener guessing." Mike McGuire, Listen.com.

Arthur is releasing a second album - "Whispering to the Wind", a collection of 10 original ballads with a full band supporting the songs.

Check out ArthurDavenport.com for free songs and more!