Big Jim Davis started writing songs and playing in bands at the age of 15, and decades later he believes he’s delivering his best work yet.
Big Jim Davis has released 14 singles since 2018. His latest release "Loving Through the Window," a country song about love and hope in a difficult time, hit the country charts in May and kept moving up for several months. A second release "Are You the One?," also a country song with pedal steel and fiddles, hit the charts in July and is still there as of this update (September).
A multi-instrumentalist who takes on the guitar, bass, banjo, keyboard, piano and harmonica, Big Jim Davis has proven time and time again to be a master of his craft. He spends much of his time in his studio crafting music, but occasionally performs with local bands in the Los Angeles area and in his home state of Tennessee.
- Screen name:
- Big Jim Davis
- Member since:
- Jun 28 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
Throughout his life, Big Jim Davis has pulled inspiration from a wide variety of heavy hitters. Asking him to narrow down his influences is as he puts it “not possible.” The likes of blues greats Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, and B.B. King, country and rockabilly stars Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, and classic rock groups Cream, The Yardbirds and the Zombies have each given him lessons in not only songwriting but performance, delivery, and grace. Today he’s taken all he’s learned from the greats both past and present, as well as his own life experiences and created a healthy amount of music that comes in hues of Blues, Country, and Rock.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
- Other Percussion:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Dean 12 String Electric
Fender Precision Bass
Taylor 310 Acoustic guitar
Fender Twin Reverb 65
Fender Rumble 200 Bass Combo
Fender Deluxe 85
One Man's Country Is Another Man's Blues
One Man's Country Is Another Man's Blues Year: 2018 Genre: Blues
Written and produced by James Davis. All instruments and vocals by Jim Davis except for electronic drums.
Are You The One?
Are You The One? Year: 1977 Genre: Country
Composed and produced by James Davis. Bass, guitars, and electronic drums by James Davis. Vocal by Donna King. Fiddle and pedal steel by Troy Engel.
You Still Got It Mama
You Still Got It Mama Year: 2018 Genre: Blues
The Letter (Joe Cocker version)
The Letter (Joe Cocker version) Genre: Classic Rock
Portion of The Letter (Joe Cocker version) with Jim Davis singing lead vocal.
Sinkin' In The Water
Sinkin' In The Water Year: 2018 Genre: Blues
I Can't Get Over You
I Can't Get Over You Year: 1978 Genre: Other
(c) James B. Davis Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening. All instruments (except drums) and vocals by James Davis.