For over 15 years Joshua Davis has made his living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge—as a solo act, front man for roots ensemble “Steppin’ In It,” classic swing band “Shout Sister Shout,” and, songwriter showcase band “The Starlight Six.”
His music is steeped in ragtime blues, sweet jazz and real country, but Davis’s broad schooling in the cultural, political and musical roots of American tradition has resulted in more than a simple retelling of universal themes.
His most recent album, “A Miracle of Birds,” is inspired by his travels in the Palestinian West Bank with the non-profit organization On the Ground. Half of the album’s proceeds go towards olive trees and educational scholarships for the farmers and families he encountered during his travels. The songs are deeply personal and deal with his struggle between his Jewish identity and the oppression and confusion he found in the Middle East.
Tickets for the concert are $12 if signed up for in advance or $15 at the door. Call the office at (269) 375-3262 for advance tickets.
To sample a song from Joshua’s latest album, check out this YouTube video.