Taped at the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) benefit, Absolute Michigan correspondent Scott Allman captured this video of the Josh Davis Trio performing “Working Man’s Hymn”. Held on Friday, November 7 the event raised nearly $4,000 to keep Mid-MEAC programs going and growing. The concert also featured Jen Sygit, Captain Midnite, and Mike Shimmin.
Watch some other videos of the Josh Davis Trio and many others on Scott Allman’s YouTube channel! (Make sure to watch them in high quality mode)
About Josh Davis
Raised between the steely clamor of Detroit and the stillness of Michigan’s pristine Upper Peninsula, Joshua Davis is a rare combination of both city and country. These distinct yet complimentary faces of Davis’s home state of Michigan are lovingly melded in his songwriting.
Joshua writes songs, plays acoustic and electric guitar, National steel, mandolin and clawhammer banjo, tries to juggle, has a not-so-secret penchant for prestidigitation and a BA in theatre from Michigan State University.
Alongside touring nationally with Steppin’ In It, he plays intimate solo shows, stripped down duo shows, and concerts backed by his roots-rock band featuring bassist Dominic John (Steppin’ In It), Mike Lynch (Larry McCray band) on Hammond organ, and percussionist Mike Shimmin (Millish).
After six years and three albums as the primary songwriter of Steppin’ In It, Davis released his debut solo record, Fool Rooster in 2005. The album secured the album of the year slot on WDBM’s cult-favorite show, “Progressive Torch and Twang“. The album features all original songs (many co-written with long time collaborator Aaron Allen)and a who’s who of Michigan musicians.
He lives in Lansing, MI with his wife and daughter where he is successfully balancing touring, husband/fatherhood and finishing up writing tracks for a follow up to Fool Rooster, to be recorded in the winter of ’08.