The music of Indianapolis-based songwriter & musician Ross Davis incorporates a wide continuum of adult-oriented blue-blooded strains, meshing influences of rock and folk rock with a vintage sensibility. His musical influences include an eclectic array of artists, ranging from Phil Collins and Rod Stewart to Mary Chapin Carpenter and Nanci Griffith, among others. Davis has composed music and performed professionally both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other songwriters and musicians, in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana as well as in Nashville, Tennessee and beyond.
Davis released his second full-length album Yellow Brick Road in October 2012 through independent label Bean Blossom Productions, comprising seven self-penned songs, including the timeless electricity of guitar-driven “1950’s Rock ‘n Roll,” the folk-rock balladry of “Bean Blossom” (about childhood memories at a rustic cabin in southern Indiana), and the inspirational title track. Contributors to the project include Grammy Award-winning session guitarist Brent Mason; Juno Award-nominated Canadian songwriter Annabelle Chvostek who played fiddle on the “Wonderland” track; The Lodge Recording Studios’ Michael Graham on sound mixing and mastering, and graphic designer Teri Hitt who did the album cover art.
Davis also released an original rock single for the winter holidays called “Snow Angels.” The single is featured in a music video co-produced by Keiko Sono of NewYork-based Flick Book Studios, which incorporates novel chalkboard stop-motion animation.