A tried and true Michigan musician, Joshua Davis, released The Way Back Home in September 2017. Produced by Steve Berlin
of Los Lobos, The Way Back Home is Davis latest full-length studio album and first since his 2015 appearances as a Top 3
finalist on NBCs The Voice (season 8). The 11 original Americana songs featured on The Way Back Home reflect an honest,
hardworking family man scribing scenes of the cycle of life through dark, broken, hopeful, and triumphant times.
An upbringing residing in the city of Detroit while spending summers on the southern tip of Lake Superior in Marquette, MI brings into view the backdrop of Davis latest works. The Way Back Home follows a series of singular recordings (Fool Rooster,
Magnolia Belles, A Miracle of Birds) by the prolific songwriter who has shared the stage with a Whos Who of American folk
music icons such as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Greg Brown, and Abigail Washburn. Recorded in East Lansing, MI by
legendary engineer Glenn Brown, The Way Back Home highlights Davis longtime collaboration with Jack Whites bassist
Dominic John Davis, pianist Mike Lynch (Willie Nelson, Leon Russell), and drummer Mike Shimmin (The Olllam).
Already a heavily touring/recording artist with his previous band Steppin In It (who have released five albums) and as a solo act with five albums under his name, getting a call from The Voice was completely out of the blue for Davis. Unfamiliar with the show, he initially rejected the inquiry but the producers were persistent. After being convinced by his wife and allowed to skip the auditions, Davis signed up for an incredible six months in the national TV spotlight. He went on to sing high profile duets with Sheryl Crow (Live Finale: Give It To Me) and Adam Levine (Live Finale: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shows), and he helped break the mold of original material being showcased on The Voice. Davis was the first artist to sing an original on the show, which spawned the later segment, This Week of Original Songs.
During Davis tenure on The Voice, the production team produced a new version of his single, The Workingmans Hymn
(Magnolia Belles) and a companion music video. The newly recorded single landed in a Nissan car commercial, and former
Florida Governor Jeb Bush co-opted the song without permission during his bid for the U.S. presidency. Davis team quickly
terminated the use of the song thats well known for its hooky chorus, I know that we can turn it around. His work with
renowned vocal coach Trelawny Rose also proved to be a remarkable opportunity while on The Voice.
Davis entered the recording sessions for The Way Back Home with a well-oiled machine of a voice primed for the collaboration
with Steve Berlin. His rough-n-tumble grit mixes with an undeniable Midwesterners charm for a soaring vocal performance on The Way Back Home. With his voice taking center stage, Davis signature lyricism and deft acoustic guitar work is backed by a
trio of Michigans finest musicians.
Trinity House Theatre (View)
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152
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