Seattle-based songwriter Shenandoah Davis made her debut in 2008 with the full-length album We; Camera. Since then, she’s toured in the US, Japan, and Western Europe, performed at major music and arts festivals including SXSW, collaborated with Seattle Rock Orchestra and Portland Cello Project, toured with fellow Seattle-ites Grand Hallway, and was a resident musician at the Art Monastery in Umbria, Italy (Whew, just re-reading that list makes me tired). Most recently, though, Davis has released a new album, fan-funded through Kickstarter, entitled The Company We Keep.
Davis has been compared to the likes of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor for her singing, piano instrumentation, and introspective lyrics. Unlike her warbly contemporaries, though, Davis has an undergraduate degree in opera performance. I wasn’t really sure what to expect of an indie folk album from a former opera singer. I could imagine those warbles getting really … warbly. And fast. Read More »