The John Martin Davis Band is an American Country/Folk band based out of Mobile, Alabama. The lineup currently consists of John Martin Davis (guitar, vocals), Daniel Davis (banjo, vocals), Taylor Watson (drums), Dave Denton (lead guitar), Daniel Maqueda (bass), and Jeremy Mayfield
Growing up in the small town of Brookhaven, MS, the brothers have lived simple lives. After finding a home near the ocean the past 5 years, their music emulates a one of a kind mixture of a life on the sand and a sweet southern lifestyle unparalleled by any other culture.
A graduate of the University of Mobile, John Martin earned his Bachelors Degree in Music in 2012. Finding a home on the neck of his guitar, he has spent years entertaining audiences with his original music and creative covers. His brother, Daniel, found a home in the bars of Mississippi the past two years playing bass in the Mississippi Blues band Chickenpox Party. With the experience these two have accumulated over the past ten years, it was decided it was beyond time to pursue a musical career of their own, together.
John Martin was recently seen on season 13 of American Idol and made it all the way to the second round of Hollywood week. We just released our single, "Where Livin Begins" and are planning on releasing our full length album in Spring 2014.
The title of the album is "Beginnings", being this is our first album. We were able to record our album at Duck Tape Studios with the legendary producer, Johnny Sandlin. Being well known in the Muscle Shoals area, Johnny produced all of the Allman Brother's albums and spent much of his career working for FAME Records in Muscle Shoals. Since we were in the area and had the legend producing, we thought it would only be appropriate to have the real Muscle Shoals musicians playing along side us. Players included David Hood (Bass, an original "Swamper"), Will Mcfarland (Guitar, considered a "Swamper", guitarist for artist Bonnie Raitt), Bill Stewart (Drums, has played on many Allman Brother albums), NC Thurman (Keys & Organ, toured with artist such as Willie Nelson), and Donnie Carpenter (Fiddle, toured with artist such as Black Shelton). We have sent it off to be mixed by executive producer of all audio for the TV show "Criminal Minds", Scott Gordon. We are very excited about this album and believe it will set the path for our success.
Here is the music video for our single, "Where Livin Begins". Hope you enjoy!