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There are at least three people called John Davis who are/were recording and putting out music.

1. John Davis, born in Tennessee, is a founding member of the rock band, Superdrag. Davis’ primary roles in the band are that of songwriter, singer and lead guitarist. By the time Superdrag was beginning work on their fourth full-length record, Davis was an alcoholic. One night as Davis was driving, he felt the presence of God. Davis gave up alcohol at that moment, and turned his life to Christianity. This inspired the metaphoric title of Superdrag’s fourth album, Last Call for Vitriol. On March 8, 2005, Davis released his first solo album, playing all instruments on the record, with the exception of some bowed strings and percussion. The John Davis album is a combination of his signature pop melodies and a devout faith in God. In March 2006, John put alternate versions of the songs from his album on his website. He released his second solo album, Arigato!, in October 2007.

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2. Veteran of many Washington DC area bands including Corm, Q and Not U, Georgie James and Title Tracks. Founded Shute Records.

3. John Davis was one of the most important artists on the Shrimper label. His solo recordings combined minimal lofi popsongs and spoken word parts. He released several albums in the 1990’s, including ’ Pure Night’, ‘Leave Home’ and ‘Blue Mountains’.


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  • RKYU

    Someone should, for the love of God, split the 'Folk Implosion' John Davis from the rest; the man is a genius.

    15 Jun 10:10pm Reply
  • gerard_d

    Why oh why did I leave listening to Arrigato! for so long. All the negativity about music with Christian themes in the media maybe. Well this album is fantastic, Foo Fighters eat your hearts out.

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • AlexShinkorenko

    John thank you for Theme From Beverly Hills, 90210! This sound is great classic!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • idranktodie

    this site is odd. it's just weird to see the homespun lo-fi john davis i listen to from folk implosion together with superdrags john davis & vice versa. someone should fix that somehow.

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • saucerlike

    John Davis #4 = sound artist / Root Strata

    13 May 2008 Reply
  • DreadfulHero

    It's sort of a shame that Arigato! is getting such a quiet release, but I guess that's the times we are living in. It's a solid album though.

    9 Nov 2007 Reply
  • jhnshft

    John's new cd, Arigato, is awesome! I saw him live the other night with the original line-up of Superdrag and it was one of the best rock shows I've seen in a long time. He is a heck of a performer and the band was amazing.

    24 Oct 2007 Reply
  • mykel_f

    he's fantastic live! i really dig the newer demos.

    10 Apr 2007 Reply
  • xblakeyoung

    So excited for his new album. It sounds like Superdrag. It's sad to see he gets no love solo. Very underrated.

    30 Mar 2007 Reply

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