Christopher Davis-Shannon's music is the essence of honest simplicity. Bringing together influences ranging from Fats Waller to Muddy Waters he creates an atomosphere that will instantly transport you back to jazz and blues clubs of the early 20th century. Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old.
A modern vagabond he has toured the world as a performer on stages from New Zealand to New Orleans, from Las Vegas to New York City. At his young age he has had the pleasure to share the stage with such greats as Pete Seeger (The Weavers) and Franny Beecher (Bill Haley and His Comets) and is at home playing a house concert for five people or playing at a 2500 seat theatre.
Davis-Shannon performs a mix of blues and jazz standards, spirituals and his own originals which are steeped in the age old styles he holds close to his heart. His intricate guitar work and plaintive vocals are infused with soulfulness which cannot be faked, and a respect for his predecessors which is rarely equaled.
Mike Batchelor at Kettle Pot Tracks may have said it best :
"Christopher writes good songs, plays the crap out of them, and smiles every second he’s doin’ it.
Let this guy into your lives a little, and be better for it!"