Nick Jonah Davis is a solo instrumental guitarist from Nottingham, England. He has released four albums – Split Electric with C Joynes on Thread Recordings (2016), House of Dragons on Lancashire and Somerset (2015), Of Time and Tides on the seminal American label Tompkins Square (2011) and Guitar Recordings Vol. 1. He was also featured on the fourth volume of the Tompkins Square ongoing guitar compilation, Imaginational Anthem, and their tribute album to Michael Chapman, Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done. Nick also plays in the electric guitar / violin duo Fains with Jo Cormack.
‘Visionary stuff…’ WIRE magazine
‘Nottingham-based Nick Jonah Davis is a formidable guitarist in the tradition of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, etc. Though there’s a clear comparison to be made with the monolithic John Fahey, perhaps there’s a more British sensibility to his playing. Making use of modal tunings to create a resonating whole, Davis’s spindly melodies sometimes hither and thither on top, whilst at other times forthright lines are prominent.The effect is always a thoroughly rich and nourishing, highly spirited series of wordless tales.’ – Crushing Death and Grief
‘Beautiful, sensitive, and nuanced solo guitar from the UK. Great composition and originality intertwined with traditional English and American Primitive guitar stylings.’ – Grasstops Recordings
‘It’s a high-wire act that very few guitarists could pull off.’ – Tompkins Square label boss Josh Rosenthal