Rachael Davis
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Rachael Davis

Bath, Michigan, United States | SELF

Bath, Michigan, United States | SELF
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"Rachael Davis: A voice that comes in colors"

Rachael Davis

A voice that comes in colors

"There was always music in my house growing up," Rachael Davis says, speaking of her childhood in Lansing. "All kinds of music." Then she pauses, and considers. "Maybe that accounts for my eclectic style." Though her own songs are drifting, longing things with elements nicked from both folk and pop — guided always by her bright, clear vocals — for the Festival of the Arts Davis will perform with Steppin' In It as Shout Sister Shout. The quintet is a tribute to the smoky, sophisticated sound of 1930s and '40s jazz, with plenty of influence from Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat "King" Cole Trio and Sarah Vaughan, and it's a trip to hear Davis channel those old greats. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a bunch of guys playing the hell out of vintage instruments as backup. "I love so many styles of music I can't imagine sticking to the singer-songwriter thing," she says. "I'm always hearing new things and am influenced by the new things I hear." - Metro Times- Detroit, MI


"Rachael Davis: A voice that comes in colors"

Rachael Davis

A voice that comes in colors

"There was always music in my house growing up," Rachael Davis says, speaking of her childhood in Lansing. "All kinds of music." Then she pauses, and considers. "Maybe that accounts for my eclectic style." Though her own songs are drifting, longing things with elements nicked from both folk and pop — guided always by her bright, clear vocals — for the Festival of the Arts Davis will perform with Steppin' In It as Shout Sister Shout. The quintet is a tribute to the smoky, sophisticated sound of 1930s and '40s jazz, with plenty of influence from Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat "King" Cole Trio and Sarah Vaughan, and it's a trip to hear Davis channel those old greats. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have a bunch of guys playing the hell out of vintage instruments as backup. "I love so many styles of music I can't imagine sticking to the singer-songwriter thing," she says. "I'm always hearing new things and am influenced by the new things I hear." - Metro Times- Detroit, MI


Discography

Minor League Deities - 2001
Live in Breman, Germany - 2004
Antebellum Queens - 2008

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Rachael Davis - Park Lake, MI

Born, raised and surrounded by old-time string bands, Rachael Davis starting singing with her parents band, Lake Effect, at the age of eight. Her teens were spent playing festival, theater and concert stages while an interest in songwriting emerged. With the help of her father, she soon had a Banjo in hand and was playing her own songs. In the span of her ten-year solo career, she has toured internationally, released three independent records and won numerous awards coast to coast –among them a Boston Music Award and Telluride Troubadour Songwriters Award. 2008 is also looking bright: Rachael is a proud new mother and is on the heels of a new release “Antebellum Queens” in March.

fun facts:
- Rachael has attended the Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, MI every year of her life.
- Her Boston Music Award comes in handy daily as a doorstop in her home.
- She has received speeding tickets in 9 (Nine) US States.