Ethan Daniel Davidson
May 22, 8pm Jazz Cafe at The Music Hall
Drawnigh is Ethan Daniel Davidson’s new album. Drawnigh’s chapters and verses are filled with fiery tales of hard times, dark nights lit only by a whisky moon, troubled soldiers returning after long wars, and unfaithful servants straight out of the Old Testament.
2012’s Silvertooth album was praised for its personal message and organic warmth; Drawnigh shares its predecessor’s dark interest in atmospheric folk and haunted horn sections but goes further in exploring gospel harmonies, volcanic guitar feedback and textural layers of drawn from a lake of fire. Ethan’s years at the Jewish Theological Seminary and studying Islamic Law and Turkish Literature and Philosophy influence the lyrical themes as well as the art that adorns the sleeve itself. Drawnigh’s cover photos were taken while traveling around the ancient cities and bordering crossings of Turkey, Syria, Iran as well as a couple beautiful sunsets on the Yukon River in Alaska.
Ethan is kind of a folk singer, a troubadour whose last tour was six years long and who gave away fifty thousand copies of his last album.
“Ethan Daniel Davidson is that kind of legendary folk singer who supposedly died off a generation ago. He’s been all over the country, he knows the words to any song you could request and most importantly, he’s a master storyteller.” Magnet Magazine (2012)
“The ultimate slow-drive, elements of Leonard Cohen at the edges, appropriate for a song about packing up and turning your eyes against the sentiments of departure, austere and lush”
– 32ft Per Second (2012)
“After years as a nomadic bohemian — living in the Alaskan wilderness, trading firewood for moose meat, hopping cargo ships to Europe — with home base at an isolated Alaska cabin — 270 miles from electricity — he crisscrossed the country for six years in a van, playing more than
900 shows and giving away 50,000 albums.”
– Detroit Free Press (2012)
For more information, photos, and free music please visit www.ethandanieldavidson.com