"Proof positive that guitar rock is
alive and well. Jason is a great guitar player who knows how to serve
the song and still hang ten. "
- Reeves Gabrels, (solo artist, The Cure,
David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne)
In a constantly changing
and challenging music industry, Jason Davis has become one of the fortunate:
an independent artist successfully playing by his own rules.
Davis' maverick guitar styling, melodic/compositional sensibility, and
"left-of-center" musical disposition has afforded him opportunities
usually reserved for those offering safe, flavor-of-the-month
compositions, thus leading to support from some of the most innovative
and forward thinking music companies and manufacturers today:
Curt Mangan Strings, and
Lava Cable. Davis has written and performed music that
has appeared on “Saturday Night Live”, “The Tonight
Show”, "Dancing With The Stars", “Access Hollywood”, E!'s “True Hollywood Stories”
series, and countless others. He composed the theme to
Court TV’s “Under Fire” series and has contributed music
to the NFL, NBA, ESPN, and Fox Sports to use in all of
their game and player coverage.
Davis has also performed
and shared the stage with such diverse artists as Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/The Cure/NIN/Ozzy
Osborne), MC Lyte,
American Idol’s Clay Aiken, Days Of The New, Cee-Lo
Nixon’s Zac Malloy, Richard Lloyd (Television), and the
Grammy Award-nominated Nappy Root.
On any given day, Davis can be found spending time with
his lovely wife and children, performing with a
menagerie of musical counterparts, constantly swapping
out effects on his pedal board, serving as the "evil
corruptor of youth" for his music students at a college
in his locale, and rethinking ways to
take over the world with six strings, a cranked
amplifier, and a renegade spirit.
SELECTED COMPOSITIONAL CREDITS:
"America's Most Wanted"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Saturday Night Live"
"That 70's Show"
"The Tonight Show"
"NFL Total Access"
"True Hollywood Stories"
"What Not To Wear"
"Jason's new record (Songs For The Phonophobic)
kills! It's chock full of excellent guitar playing
that he uses to emphasize his songwriting skills, not
just carry them. We're proud to have him as an
- Ken Haas, Reverend Guitars
is that rare thing: a blues-based player who neither
plays it straight nor apes Stevie Ray. Instead, he comes
across like a descendant of bluesy Texas axemen like
John Nitzinger and Rocky Athas, armed with the
sensibilities of high-tech shredders like Steve Vai and
Joe Satriani. He's
a fiery, aggressive gunslinger of great dexterity
with a gorgeous, harmonic-rich tone...a talent to
Shimamoto, Fort Worth Weekly
"Jason Davis has that rare quality of musicianship with
pop sensibility. His tunes are well crafted -
melodic and hooky without being too predictable - and
he's not afraid to throw in a face-melting solo for good
measure! An intriguing musician for sure."
- Joe Naylor,
founder of Railhammer Pickups and Reverend Guitars
"Simply a great
guitar player. Well rounded and he writes and
records tightly woven rock/pop hooks that are setting a
new standard out there..."
- Mark Stoddard,
CEO Lava Cable