Mixing storytelling, humor, and musicianship, Stan Davis sings with heart. He accompanies himself on fingerstyle guitar, Delta slide blues, and harmonica. Stan weaves original songs and reinterpreted classics into a powerful, thoughtful audience experience.
He has played in Maine festivals including Pumpkinfest, the Common Ground Fair, the Alewife Festival, and the Turner and Winthrop gazebo concerts- also at art walks, benefits, farmers markets, restaurants, and for programs for homeless adults and in nursing homes.
Stan is also in two bands:
the duo (with Brian Kavanah): Hurry Down Sunshine
(with Bill Stone and Stacey Jacobsohn) Stone Quarry
"Stan's music is sincere, energetic,
down to earth, and human."
"Your music is a conversation with the audience."
"Stan's music hits my heart and soul-
and also my funny bone."
"Stan Davis... calls Wayne [Maine] home, and he reached out to me .Davis sent me a copy of his new album, “Walking the Hathaway Road.” I must state that I was immediately impressed with not only his songwriting (which has spot-on accuracy that touches the heart) but his voice and musical backing that he supplied by playing acoustic guitar, delta slide guitar, lead guitar and harmonica."
(Lucky Clark on music)
A review by poet Claire Hersom:
"Stan Davis' new album Walking the Hathaway Road, brings it all; the bluesy bass, the lyrical (but not-always-delicate) Maine humor, and does so from the heart of an incredibly diverse and talented songwriter, guitarist, harp player, and singer. Davis' musical versatility, his sense of syncopated rhythms and unique sense of composition allows him to bring whatever he needs to the listener, making this album one you'll find yourself reaching for over and over; or better yet, humming tunes from when you least expect to. It's one of those you plunk into the CD player in the car and travel down the highway with – you know – that musical conversation you want to keep company with whenever you travel; or just hanging out at home. Bottom line, it's a great album from an accomplished and talented musician that's well worth the purchase. "
Claire Hersom is a poet with three published books of poetry, and a keen ear for really good music.
See some performance video from a fundraiser for a local historic building- storytelling and original songs.
Walking the Hathaway Road also can be heard and purchased on:
For booking or other information, email at s or phone at 207-685-9639
"When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway." - Winslow Homer