Jason Davis is a NY guitarist, songwriter, and music professor who has written & recorded music for programs such as "Saturday Night Live", "WWE Raw", and "SportsCenter".
His pop/rock sensibilities, acrobatic guitar antics, and idiosyncratic sense of humor are on full display on his latest album, Guitar Flambe!
Davis' latest album, Guitar Flambé!, finds him doing just that. In place of dramatic textures and melancholy lyrics found on his previous releases exist arena rock riffs and themes concerning romantic mishaps and blunders (“Love & Misery”), the electric power of rock 'n roll (“Live Wire Swing”), and odd-toed ungulates (“Ok…Who Let the Rhino In?”). While Davis tips his hat to the songwriters and artists that have influenced him over the years, the music is never derivative, always injected with his idiosyncratic spin. His acrobatic guitar skills are ever-present but in a more playful and concise manner. He even throws in a Kelly Clarkson cover to boot!
“An artist always wants their audience to appreciate what they’re doing, but you have to love it first and make yourself happy. Listening back to these tracks puts a smile on my face.”
Davis has been fortunate as an independent artist with many of his songs having appeared in television and cable programs such as “Saturday Night Live”, “WWE Raw”, “Dancing with the Stars”, and “The Tonight Show”. He has performed and toured with artists as diverse as Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie), Clay Aiken, and Cee-Lo Green. Artist relationships include Reverend Guitars, Railhammer Pickups, Supro/Pigtronix, and Source Audio. As an in-demand session guitarist, Davis has guested on various artists' recordings as well as played for stage productions such as ”School of Rock", “Newsies”, and “Rent”.