Clinton Davis Stringband

Jun 7 2024 - 7:30 PM

Clinton Davis Stringband

It’s always a treat to get Clinton Davis on our stage, where he will be performing with his trio, the Clinton Davis Stringband. He is an expert in old-time American music  and has the authentic roots and musical mastery that allows him to bring it alive.

Clinton is an old-time folk musician currently based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Clinton grew up in rural Carroll County. His repertoire spans fiddle and banjo music native to his family home, the exuberant ragtime piano and guitar of early 20th Century New Orleans, and ballad songs and dance music of the Southwest.

Clinton’s prowess across instruments and traditional American styles has gained notice from the standard-bearers of previous generations, and earned him a place amongst a new generation of American folk musicians. Renowned fingerstyle guitarist Stefan Grossman has called him “a master…carrying on the traditional music torch of Mike Seeger.” The Deering Banjo company has called his playing “simply sublime.” No Depression has called his work “a joyous and soulful restoration of American music tradition.”

Tim McNalley is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter from Southern California. While usually seen on the upright and electric bass, he also performs on guitar, keyboards, cello, violin, mandolin, and sitar, a breadth that has allowed him the opportunity to collaborate with artists such as Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, Adam Melchor, Changuito, Jim Kweskin, and Burt Turetzky.

Ryan Finch followed his deep love of music, from his hometown of Bishop, California, up to the Bay Area, and across the country to Boston and back, with plenty of stops along the way. When he eventually decided to pursue the technical side of music production, Ryan moved to San Diego, where he has been engineering and producing artists in the studio. When he is behind a recording console, Ryan performs on piano, guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin. He is deeply influenced by varied acoustic music traditions, notably American folk and jazz.