Saturday, January 23, 2021

FROM THE CANDY SHOP

Contrary to belief, I do like my eye candy with some talent. This week in the Candy Shop is one of those addictive candies for me... Joshua Davis.

I first became aware of Joshua, when I was flipping channels one night, and landed on PBS, because of course I did. It's all I watch. It was 2 in the morning and a session of Backstage Pass came on and I was at first enthrall with Joshua. You see, he captured me because of this eyes...his five o clock shadow and his tee shirt and jeans wearing shelf,  not to mention his fedora tribly hat. The then like a smooth criminal,  he swept in with his voice and I was captured for the next hour. Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument and he knows how to use it...weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy of a stage as it is of making a small room well off the beaten path resonate. Couple it with his looks and an earnest poetic sensibility and it's no wonder that he is poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that sometimes passes right over a humble troubadour. He begin his career as a member of Steppin' in It, from Lansing Michigan, where they established themselves as major players in the Midwestern folk and roots scene. Over the past 20 years he's got an impressive range of styles and skills, songwriter, bandleader, guitarist and vocalist,  in the genres of blues, folk, jazz, ragtime and Americana. Needless to say I was sucked right in by his vocals, and I'm definitely a fan of his music. As I have gotten older, I find myself liking more independent musicians more so over commercial artist. And they are always more accessible to see when they pop up in small pubs and bars. I have seen some excellent artist in pubs, and they have been amazing. But Joshua's authenticity plucks all the right chords with me...and he seems to plumb the depths of human experience . I have since seeing the Backstage Pass got two of his cd's, and when I have them on while doing chores or relaxing... it's like a warm conversation with a room full of old friends. And he makes me swoon too.


And the Backstage Pass episode that got me. Take a listen in the background while doing other things. And he's no fan of the dump or big corporations, as seen in the Final Refrain, the second song.

36 comments:

  1. I never heard of him till now, but after listening to this video...I love this dude!

    Thanks for bringing him to my attention. And those eyes?!?!?!

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  2. Oh Mistress I love that! I watch a lot of PBS too, so much culture on their to adsorb. And I love Backstage Pass when I catch it. Mr Davis is quite handsome...and his music is not a genre I listen too much, but his was truly enjoyable, thank you.

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    1. Backstage pass and Paste Studios brought many new artist to me.

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  3. Im actually familiar with him. I like all form of music. I'm impressed with the guitar picking, the voice, and the perfect combination of the two. Very experienced artist. One of my new favorite performers of last year. And yes...he is sexy.

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    1. Yep. When he started playing he had me. And the genre is something newer for me, so everything sounds really fresh.

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  4. I love good storytelling songs sung by a blue-eyed cutie! I'll have to search him out...not in a stalker-y kinda way ... yet.

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  5. Probably one of the best sounds and voices since early Dave Matthews for me. Thanks for posting this. Im off to see what's out there. You sure do have electric taste in music...just like your men.

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    1. Variety is the spice of life after all.

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  6. I know I have purchased and downloaded everything I find by Joshua. He's the real deal, a true musician, singer, songwriter. Im with you, as I get older I like more independent artist. America only seems to know big box, big corporate, and commercial talent anymore. I LOVED that clip this afternoon. More like a coffeehouse then candy shop.

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  7. Amazingly Talented! I loved it! I see he has some great concerts on line.

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  8. Good voice, smart lyrics, & pretty eyes, where could you go wrong?

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    1. He would get me into some trouble I think.

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  9. I loved it! We took a listen and had it on bluetooth while getting dinner on. he does look cute wear that fedora good too. Great music for a relaxing Saturday night.

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  10. a leftie, a cutie, and those blue eyes!
    I bet you could have a ton of fun with him, maddie!

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    1. Your right, but of course, any man really.

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  11. Doesn't get much sexier than a guy in jeans and tee, ballcap and is a musician.

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    1. I agree. He looks hot in that ballcap.

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  12. I love PBS. I have found many new talented singers on their various music shows to listen too. I get bored by the mainstream I like Joshua and his music...thanks for this.

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  13. Gorgeous and talented. A great find.

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  14. I was drawn in by his beautiful eyes!!

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  15. You got me swooning too. I just got up and I am going to listen to this while getting brunch. I love Backstage Pass but can't always find it here.

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  16. I've never heard of him, but wowzers. He's definitely daddy material.

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  17. That 6th picture down....he is downright sexy as hell!!! I wanted to listen to this first before commenting, and thanks for the post, I actually loved listening to it.I love his vocals.

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    1. Yep. I will admit to having a few dirty thoughts.

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  18. Never heard of him so thanks for the introduction.

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  19. what a beautiful guy!

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  20. You're right. Those eyes. Wow.
    The voice is the tiniest bit raspy, which I like. Hugs and kisses for delivering this candy.

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    1. Oh yes!!! I was on a huge Joshua kick this weekend.That voice.

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  21. Oh, HOONNNEYYY.
    This post is proof that even though there's nary a nipple visible, this man would get climbed like a tree at the least provocation. The eyes, the voice, the moves..
    Yes, please.

    XOXO

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    1. He's all I listened to this weekend. It was very relaxing.

      XO

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  22. Joshua is rather attractive. I do enjoy some good eye candy.

    Love,
    Janie

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