Hold your horses. This is my new favorite music maker, Jude Davison. Give him a listen, you will be as hooked as I am.
After graduating from Fanshawe College’s prestigious Music Industry Arts Program in 1983 with the Best Composition Award (for two years) and the Silver Reel Award for academic achievement, Jude Davison’s music career has been on the upward trajectory ever since. He has written and produced a massive 19 albums of varied musical styles and genres with songs that include Americana, rock, pop, country, soul, gospel, blues, mariachi, Dixieland, and even a trilogy of spoken word/music albums. In 2009 and 2011 he released the back-to-back critically acclaimed albums Circo de Teatro and the sprawling double disc, Outskirts of Eden. In April 2011 both albums received recognition at the BCIMA Awards winning Concept/Collaboration Album of the Year and Best CD/DVD Artwork/Graphics respectively. Both albums have garnered rave reviews and sparked comparisons to musical heavy weights, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. One Belgium reviewer wrote that Outskirts of Eden is “another highly recommended musical masterpiece from this talented all-round entertainer”, while a UK review called it “Davison’s Blood on the Tracks”. Both albums continue to receive radio airplay throughout Europe.
Other career highlights include songs licensed to numerous TV shows - Baywatch, Cold Squad, feature films - Return to Turtle Island, The Raffle (including the soundtrack album featuring Elton John and Dan Hill), a #25 radio hit in the USA adult contemporary charts (Lifeline), and a song covered by Asian music/movie star, Veronica Yip. Jude has written two screenplay projects both with accompanying soundtrack albums - Drop Dead Scene & God’s Big Radio, and a Broadway-style soul musical called Cybersoul. As a live performer, Jude has performed thousands of gigs and opened for the likes of Jewel and The Little River Band. He and his 10 piece band have most recently performed material from his latest two albums at sell-out theatre shows and summer festivals (Kaslo Jazz Festival & Whatshan Music Festival)
These first three tracks are from the new album Outskirts of Eden.
Video from the Jude Davison album "Outskirts of Eden". Directed by Lisel Forst. Music written by Jude Davison.
Justin Biebers Dad
Satirical song from the album "Outskirts of Eden" about a real-life encounter with Justin Bieber's Dad in Stratford - summer of 2010.
This is from the album Outskirts of Eden available at CD Baby, Amazon, & iTunes.
All images by Eric Vondy
All three above from the album Outskirts of Eden.
This next track is from a previous album, but it's so good I couldn't resist it.
This is a music video for Jude Davison created by Kat Whalen.