Three Thirds And Clinton Davis

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3/3rds have their feet firmly on the California ground, but their heads are spinning with myriad musical aspirations. They run from playing at a barn dance, to performing at an art show, then at a funeral: in the resulting chaos the double bass, the English horn, the viola make a perfect marriage. So, they gather on porches and in living rooms to sing songs: songs with spiraling, endlessly overlapping harmonies; songs about history and living in the desert...and the occasional murder ballad.

Clinton Davis is a musician born and raised in Kentucky and currently living in San Diego. His work spans distinctly American musical idioms from folk to classical and experimental contexts. He has composed music for theater companies on both coasts, including Brooklyn’s Lone Wolf Tribe and the San Diego’s Old Globe, in productions that have toured the United States, Europe, and South America.

Most of his current projects and pursuits involve sifting through America’s musical past in some way or another. With the G Burns Jug Band, Davis arranges iconic recordings from pre-war country, blues, and jazz greats for a five-piece ensemble and tours throughout the west coast. He is also a lover of the American shape-note singing tradition. In the summer of 2013, he toured the Sand Mountain region of Alabama, where practices of shape-note singing have existed as an unbroken tradition for over 150 years. California life is leaving its mark as well, as Davis widens his repertoire to include the string band heritage of the southwest: cowboys, ranchers, norteños, and Californios.
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