John Davis (singer-songwriter)
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April 12, 1974 |
Tennessee, United States
|Genres||Rock, Christian rock|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass, piano, Mellotron, drums|
- 1 Musical career
- 2 Discography
- 3 Studio work
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Davis' primary roles in the band were that of songwriter, singer and lead guitarist. By the time Superdrag was beginning work on their fourth full-length record, Davis was an alcoholic. One night as Davis was driving, he claims he felt the presence of God. "At first, I started to feel really uncomfortable," he has told The 700 Club. "I just started to feel funny, and I didn't really know why. The next thing I knew, for lack of a better term, I just went into a cold sweat. All of a sudden, I just knew that God was dealing with me. I would compare it to a car going from zero to 60. It was like going from zero conviction, to maximum conviction, in a heartbeat. I knew that the void in my heart, my life, would never be filled with a liquor bottle, or anything else, but Him. I said, 'Lord, I'm tired of running. I'm tired. Give me peace.' It was like a cool breeze, a cool wave." Davis gave up alcohol at that moment, and turned his life to Christianity. This inspired the metaphoric title of Superdrag's fourth album, Last Call for Vitriol. In 2003 the band split up.
On March 8, 2005, Davis released his first solo album, playing all instruments on the record, with the exception of some bowed strings and percussion. The self-titled record, John Davis, is a combination of his signature pop melodies and a devout faith in God. In March 2006, John put alternate versions of the songs from his album on his website. Davis released his second solo album, Arigato!, on October 2, 2007.
My Red Hot Nightmare
He then joined Christian rock band My Red Hot Nightmare, where he was a guitarist, backing vocalist, and second-string drummer.
Return to Superdrag
In 2007 the band reunited to tour once again before the members decided to stay reunited with Davis as their lead member.
The Lees of Memory
In 2013 Superdrag members John Davis and Brandon Fisher along with Epic Ditch drummer Nick Slack, released their first single "We Are Siamese" on Velocity of Sound. Their full-length debut album, Sisyphus Says was released in 2014 by SideOneDummy Records.
- (1996) Regretfully Yours
- (1998) Head Trip in Every Key
- (2000) In the Valley of Dying Stars
- (2002) Last Call for Vitriol
- (2007) Changin' Tires on the Road to Ruin
- (2009) Industry Giants
- (1995) The Fabulous 8-Track Sound of Superdrag
- (1998) Stereo "360 Sound"
- (1999) Senorita
- (2000) The Rock Soldier EP
- (2001) Greetings from Tennessee
- (2001) The Anniversary / Superdrag Split EP
- (2007) 4-Track Rock!!! 1992–1995 + Complete "Bender" Sessions
- (2011) EP
- (2012) 36-HOUR
The Used To Be
- (2002) Shameless Self-Destruction
- Astronaut Pushers EP
The Lees of Memory
- (2013) "We Are Siamese" / "Open Your Arms"
- (2014) Sisyphus Says
- (2015) Soft Places / Within A Dream II
- (2015) "Ain't No Changing Baby's Mind" / "Let's Turn Our Love Up Loud"
- (2016) Unnecessary Evil
- (2016) "All-Powerful You" / "uoY lufrewoP-llA"
- (2017) "Run Away To Here" / "Tears of Joy"
Hurts To Laugh
- (2017) "Little While" / "Hope It Works Out"
- (1995) 30 Amp Fuse, Wind-up (bass, lead guitar, vocals) (Darla Records)
- (1997) 30 Amp Fuse, Saturday Night at the Atomic Speedway (lead guitar on "I Fall Down") (Dedicated)
- (2000) Ghoti Hook, Two Years to Never (piano, organ, Mellotron) (Tooth & Nail Records)
- (2001) Scott Miller & The Commonwealth, Thus Always to Tyrants (bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar & vocals on "Absolution" and "Goddamn The Sun") (Sugar Hill Records)
- The Faults, S/T (vocals on "Let The Angel Lie", "Big Show", "Lonely Place" and "Poison Land"; electric guitar and piano on "Poison Land")
- (2004) Allison Moorer, The Duel (Sugar Hill Records) (bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, piano, organ, vocals) (Lynn Point Records)
- (2004) Mic Harrison, Pallbearer's Shoes (vocals on "Shake Your Faith"; pedal steel & lead guitar on "Journey's End") (Valley Entertainment)
- (2004) Relient K, Mmhmm (vocals on "Let It All Out" and "When I Go Down") (Gotee Records)
- (2004) The O.C. Supertones, Revenge of the Supertones (background vocals (BGVs), B3 organ, piano and guitar solo on "Transmission")
- (2005) Sam Ashworth, Gonna Get It Wrong Before I Get It Right (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, organ & pedal steel on "Look Back"; guitar & vocals on "Chameleon"; electric guitar on "Loved One") (Runway Network)
- (2006) Fair, The Best Worst Case Scenario (pedal steel and BGVs on "Get You Out Alive")
- (2007) MxPx, Secret Weapon (organ and BGVs on "Sad Sad Song")
- (2007) Ruth, Secondhand Dreaming (pedal steel and BGVs on "From Here to New York")