Join us Wednesday May 5th at 7pm ET for the eleventh installment in our live stream concert series, Elderly Living Room Sessions, with special guest Rachael Davis!
This feature will have two sets of music, with a short intermission featuring a pre-recorded conversation with the artist and Elderly co-owner Lillian Werbin.
Multi-instrumentalist Rachael Davis is as renowned for her expressive–and explosive–voice as she is for uniting the often desperate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop.
Davis grew up not only in a family of musicians, but in an extended village of remarkable musicians and songwriters who nurtured and mentored her from the time she was born. As a child Davis took to harmony, piano, and ukulele, and at 8, joined the family band Lake Effect, performing regularly at folk festivals throughout her home state of Michigan and around the U.S. By age 12, and continuing each year since, Rachael has brought the Wheatland Music Festival to its knees closing the Sunday morning gospel set with her stunning solo acapella version of Amazing Grace.
“I was learning everything I could get my hands on and when I was 17, my father gave me his Bart Reiter banjo and taught me to play clawhammer style,” recalled Davis. “I like to joke that cursed me for life.”
Davis has lent her voice to countless recordings for friends, film soundtracks, and even video games, but it is her intuitive and empathetic understanding of folk music—“the music of folks” as she calls it, and her original and thoughtful songwriting voice that has earned her fans around the U.S.
Recently she has collaborated in the critically acclaimed supergroup: The Sweetwater Warblers. Comprised of Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou, and May Erliwine, all three premiere Michigan-grown songbirds.
Rachael Davis now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her two children and her husband, critically acclaimed bassist Dominic John Davis with whom she performs as The Davis Duo.