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Hey folks,

I stopped by the KPIG-FM (107.5FM) studio in Watsonville on Sunday for an interview and live performance on their Sunday morning show Please Stand By.  The complete interview and performance is below...

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Hi there,
I'm back from the tour of the Southwest and feeling good to be in San Francisco again.  It's been a few weeks now but I'm still processing all the kind people, beautiful scenery and intense weather encountered on the two week run.  Although I had visited many of the places included in the schedule, I hadn't actually played music in any of them prior to the tour.  The shows were all completely different.  Some times there were full rooms and familiar faces.  Other times I was background music in bustling cafes.  I anticipated both.  The challenge is to not let the performances be affected too much in any direction.  That means not giving less because it feels like folks aren't listening and not giving more because it feels like they are.  The truest way to serve the songs is consistency and that's what I was able to work on throughout the tour.
The driving was intense.  Multiple days of 15 hours plus, sometimes through the night. [...]
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Hey gang,
I'm getting set to embark on a two week tour through Southern California and the Southwestern US at the end of the month (see my calendar for the dates!). Before I go, I'm playing a house concert in San Francisco. This will be the last show in SF before the Southwestern adventure. Joining me on the bill is my friend and fellow Bay Area singer/songwriter Rebecca Cross. She's fantastic and I think it'll be lots of fun. Here are the basic details:

Date: January 22nd, 2011 
Time: 7pm
With: Rebecca Cross 
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 
To Attend:  RSVP to davis@davisjonesmusic.com for house location!

 
House concerts are different than venue shows in many great ways. Anyone can host one since they're essentially a party with live music. It's typically a small donation from each attendee which goes completely to the artists. Most singer/songwriters start off playing in living rooms anyway so it's a very natural way to connect with people in an [...]
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In the Studio! (with Video)

Posted on January 10, 2011

Happy New Year!

I wanted to share this video of a recent studio session we had while working on the new album.  See it below!

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Welcome and Choosing Children

Posted on November 5, 2010
Hello and welcome to my new blog! This is the place where I'll be regularly posting news and updates. Stop back often...
I'm just getting started on recording a new album. The first day in the studio was last week and it was a doozy! The first phase in the recording process for this album is recording the demo tracks, which is what we did on the first day. These are the songs that will potentially make it on the album but first they're recorded live usually on 1 or 2 takes and with just solo acoustic guitar and vocals (sometimes on piano, or with harmonica too). I write many many songs so I usually come in with more than we need. I like this approach as it gives us some flexibility in case a song isn't translating the way we want it to or we have some extra time for experimentation. Overall we recorded 20 solo acoustic songs...perfect for the double album! Nah, kidding. We'll cut this number down very soon to a more listenable number (maybe 12??). It's difficult to cut the songs [...]
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