Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Joshua Davis is the songsmith and frontman of Lansing, Michigan's beloved americana quartet, Steppin' In It ("Some of the liveliest and most rocking acoustic roots music around" -Performing Songwriter Magazine). Davis has been honing his craft and touring relentlessly for the last five years on end. Now, poised to record a new collection of original songs for his first solo album, Joshua has yet again stepped up his game, breathing newfound hope, depth and maturity into his music.

Lyrics

Morris and Ella

Written By: Joshua Davis

Morris and Ella

I was born to walk this railroad track
Born to leave not coming back
Born to live and born to die
Born to fly home by and by

If I lived a third of grandma’s years
Would I cry a third of my grandma’s tears
Would I walk a third of my grandma’s miles
Hey, would you let me see you smile

When that sweet north wind comes rolling through
It might roll me home to you
Do you want to love me strong and true
Indeed I do, indeed I do

So kick it outta gear and let it roll
Roll down the windows we can take it slow
Slow down, momma, won’t you ease your mind
We’ve got a mighty steep hill to climb

I was born to walk this railroad track
Born to leave not coming back
Born to live and born to die
Born to fly home by and by

Delta 88

Written By: Joshua Davis and Aaron Allen

Watching painted lines fly by
Driving westward late at night
And every one I get to
Is another left behind
Until I watch the night grow early
Right before my weary eyes
That sun must be hung over
Because it’s struggling to rise
Going nowhere quickly
So I know I won’t be late
While I dream about the cold and that old delta 88

Some faces have a history
Some just have a past
Where you happen to pull over
When you’re running out of gas
This place was founded where an angel
Is said to have set down
But they got him tarred and feathered
And they run him out of town
Got half a mind to chase him
And the other half to stay
Dreaming of the cold and that old delta 88

Where can I find some piece of earth
Some stone unturned not burned down
I’ve been looking around and all I see
Are strip malls and worn out memories

I keep a picture of a river
By what used to be a store
And a broken down theatre
No one goes to anymore
Since the canvassing of snow
Was drawn into the flood
And our water-colored ghost town
Was left painted in the mud
This pocketful of memories
Has got me limping from the weight
While I dream about the cold and that old delta 88

Triple A

Written By: Joshua Davis

I first met cisco on mulligans wall
When summer was fading and leaves turned to fall
We burnt that white pine that the lightning ripped down
And I was running away from this factory town

Roll down, cisco that old triple a
Silhouettes in the moonlight hey cisco hey
We can light up that number, go on a spree
Just that old triple a, cisco and me

He said the cops here don’t know us
I said neither do the girls
And the sky overhead was all diamonds and pearls
The stars up here ain’t so far out of reach
No trespassing is just a figure of speech

Chorus

When my memories been smoked
By grass and by years
And my friends are all strangers and partners and peers
I’ll think about cisco, though he’s fading away
Let it slide take one last ride down that old triple a

Chorus

Discography

Joshua Davis - Fool Rooster
Steppin' In It - Hidden in the Lowlands
Steppin' In It- Last Winter in the Copper Country
Steppin' In It - Children Take Your Shoes Off

Set List

2 - 50 minute sets of original music and
1 - 50 minute set of traditional tunes.