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"Cornwall Entertainer Follows New Career Path"

(photograph by Jennifer Warren) Kathy Byers and Lydia Adams Davis entertained at the Howland Center in Beacon on April 10.
Lydia Adams Davis has a long history as an entertainer, but two years ago her career path took a sudden turn. In the spring of 2008, she met Kathy Byers at a seminar for the Children’s Music Network at Huntington Arts Center. The connection was immediate and since then the two have been professional partners. Page 12.
- The Cornwall Local April 23, 2010


Discography

Gift of Story
Take Me Back
Live at the SpeakEasy
Fast Folk
One Land One Heart
Broad Old River:
Pete Seeger/Hudson River Sloop Singers
Time's Running Out for Garbage

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Lydia Adams Davis
Singer-Songwriter/Music Educator-Voice/Piano/Guitar
Professional Entertainer/Recording Artist
American Sign Language Mentor/Puppeteer
www.LydiaAdamsDavis.com

With a lifetime commitment spanning more than thirty five years, Lydia Adams Davis’ extensive experience reflects her standout talent, passion for the arts, and passion to make a difference in the lives of students and audiences of all ages across nationality, race and creed.

Artist Experience

• Professional Performing Artist - throughout North America and Europe for audiences of all ages from large festivals to intimate school and library settings. Lydia has shared the stage with Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Utah Phillips, Rod MacDonald and Holly Near.Lydia has gained new presence of her original works on www.appleitunes.com and www.cdbaby.com through re-mastering her well received, original, acoustic/country folk CD entitled: Take Me Back with New York’s talented, producer/ recording guitarist John Guth.

• Singer-Songwriter - writes, produces and records high quality CD’s/mp3s in the acoustic, country-folk, contemporary genre. Presents unique, educational, enlightening programs rich in history, environmental lessons and pure musical entertainment with live improvisation.

• Music Educator - extensive employment as a teaching artist in New York State schools, private instruction, music workshops, songwriting and performance.

• American Sign Language - proficient in storytelling and songwriting to totally engage both one-on-one and large audiences.
• Puppeteer Performer - presents skits and songs promoting self-esteem, problem solving, life skills and caring for our world.

Professional Employment

• Independent Singer-Songwriter/Performer - more than thirty-five years.(see above)
• Young Audiences - New York City, NY - twenty years.
• Music for Many - Westchester, New York - twenty years.
• Arts Horizons - New York and New Jersey - twenty years.
• Three Feathers Music - Independent Recording Artist Label established in 1983.
• Private Instructor - throughout career.
• Discography
Gift of Story
Take Me Back
Live at the Speak Easy
Fast Folk
One Land One Heart
Broad Old River: Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers
Time's Running Out for Garbage

Education

• Hunter College New York - Master of Science, Special Education. Summa cum Laude
• Elmira College New York - Bachelor of Arts, English Education, minor in Drama
• New York State Public Schools - Permanent State Certification in Deaf and the Hearing Impaired
• Gauludet University - American Sign Language, Cued Speech and Audiology
• Bloomingdale House of Music, New York City - Orff Schulwerk Teaching Certificate
• Bank Street College of Education/Berkeley Carroll Street School - Artist Residency, Music Teacher
• Oberlin University - Life-long study in voice, piano and guitar with Professor Mary Sherman Caskey
• Storytelling with my father - Harrison Merrill Davis, Jr., direct descendant of President John Adams.
• Northfield Mount Hermon School - Northfield, Massachusetts, private instruction and full performance.

References
Nancy Wallach - New York City Board of Education, New York, NY
Pete Seeger - Legendary Singer-Songwriter, Beacon, New York, NY
Donald Gordon – Environmental Scientist, Ph.D., Halifax, Canada

Lydia Adams Davis
PO Box 162 Cornwall, NY 12518
Telephone 845-534-4543
E-mail Lydia@LydiaAdamsDavis.com
Available for venues that reach out and connect with appreciative Fast Folk Crowds and attentive, music-loving families.

Also available for children's audiences and school assemblies with John Guth and/or Kathy Byers

Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist Lydia Adams Davis has vivid memories of family time around the piano in Maine, when she struck a major chord with her sister in song and in vocal harmony that set her music aspirations on a lifelong journey.

Lydia’s proven destiny somehow showed that the year 2008 would provide and promote stage opportunities on which, songs she produced and recorded with award-winning guitarist, John Guth, would be received and applauded in enthusiastic, standing room only venues.

Cornwall, New York was where Lydia grew up. Lydia has returned. But with an armful of life’s stories treasured in heartbreak, passion, comic inspiration and love.

An independent artist, Davis defined Three Feathers Music as her label and publishing company. “Birds of a feather stick together”, Lydia would say of her brother and sister who totally stood by her first all-original, self-produced release, "Gift of Story".

More than a "Gift of Story", her heart-driven lyrics and fervent deliverence in song and sound throughout attain total connection with her listeners, both live and digitally mastered. "Gift of Story" soulfully shells out a timeless, phenomenal, acoustic fol