Ethan Daniel Davidson
click his name to visit his own website EthanDanielDavidson.com
exclusive London appearance by the Detroit based, Steve Earl style Roots Rocker
who has been described as "The contemporary answer to Woody Guthrie".
Ethan brings his full band to play, including pedal steel guitar.
Ethan promotes his superb "Don Quixote of Suburbia" album, which features Eddie Harsch (from The Black Crowes)
His new release on Times Beach, "Don Quixote de Suburbia," continues a journey through all of American Popular Culture, starting with Folk through the territories of Gospel, Jazz, Country, Blues, Rock n' Roll, Punk, Hip-Hop, Americana, etc. His "lifetime o'travel" has influenced not only his taste in music, but also his style. Often overtly political ("I was always a fan of the more socially conscious punk bands, like Minor Threat and the Dead Kennedys."), at other times purely romantic, Ethan has a habit of wearing his heart on his sleeve. "I was always a big fan of the Beatles," he says. "(I liked) that their music got to be beyond 'entertainment,' (they) were expressing a fuller range of human problems, and had more of a social consciousness. Audiences aren't used to hearing that these days, so they don't know how to handle it." He goes on to say that he tries " not to show too many opinions, but stick to honest-to-God facts. I don't hear too many artists today dealing with politics. (But that's) a dreadfully important thing, really."
Here are some audio clips from his latest CD Don Quixote de Suburbia:
|Only One World Blues|
|World Turned Upside-Down|
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