John E. Davis CD Archive
Below is a list of my current CDs. Click on links for CD info and Free MP3 Downloads.
- School Of Rhythm CD
- Sidewalk Shenanigans CD
- 180 Proof CD
- Kickin The Covers CD
- Marshall Law CD
- Gypsy Blues CD
Well what can I say? I guess it all got started back in high school and my first years of college. I got my first guitar about age 13. My dad bought me a cheap Sears copy of a Les Paul for Christmas one year and a little 10-watt practice amp. I can remember playing the thing until my fingers bled and my hands hurt so bad that I could hardly write in school.
Within a couple years I was playing along with songs I heard on the radio. I would play up to five hours a day after school. I was reading music, guitar tablature and chord charts while taking Music Theory in high school and college.
I eventually got into rock bands in the 80's and have played with many Texas musicians such as Kyle Ellison of Pariah and Meat Puppets as well as Shandon Sahm, Dave Derrick, Jared Tuten, and Sims Ellison.
Most of my CDs were recorded at the Park Springs Recording Studio by micing my Marshall DSL 2000 Tube Half Stack with Celestion speakers. I also used a Boss drum machine and a Fender bass. Though my first CDs were very raw, I learned how to record and master digital music as well as how much time and energy it really takes to be a quality recording musician. My final CDs were cut and mastered with radio quality audio.
Most of the the guitar tracks and solos were played all the way through (no cutting and pasting) with no more than usually 3-4 takes.
I offer free mp3 downloads, free mp3 guitar backing tracks and free mp3 music downloads of all my music.