Ralston and Sink’s Virtual Podcast caught up with the Michigan-bred bassist in a Grand Rapids studio and he opened up about doing ‘a lot of juggling’ to survive during a ‘weird time’ in the music biz.
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To be sure, many musicians would love to be in Dominic John Davis’ shoes.
The top-notch instrumentalist and Detroit native relocated to Nashville several years ago and serves as lifelong pal Jack White’s bassist. He’s also enjoyed fruitful musical relationships with icons such as guitarist and producer Buddy Miller, not to mention continuing to perform regularly with his wife and singer Rachael Davis as well as with northern Michigan singer-songwriter Joshua Davis.
But even as an in-demand player with a stellar reputation, life as a musician can be difficult, unpredictable, “strange,” “impossible” and requires “a lot of juggling” to survive and get by.
That was part of Davis’ revealing and robust conversation with Local Spins publisher John Sinkevics and Grand Rapids singer-guitarist Ralston Bowles in the seventh episode of the RSVP Music Chat, and the first podcast in the series featuring a special musical guest.
Bowles and Sinkevics caught up with Davis last week at Tommy Schichtel’s Goon Lagoon recording studio in Grand Rapids, where the bassist was laying down tracks for Jesse Ray & The Carolina Catfish’s upcoming new studio album — the sort of project, Davis says, that makes him happy (as does touring with Joshua Davis, who played The Pyramid Scheme on Saturday).
Listen to the wide-ranging and informative podcast — subjects ranging from ASCAP/BMI fees to the intersection of art and commerce to the media’s short attention span — then leave a comment via voice message through SpeakPipe here or suggest another podcast topic.
RSVP MUSIC CHAT: Episode No. 7 (11/17/17)
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