Rachael Davis

46th Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Friday Night Folk: BanjoFest
Friday, January 27
at The Ark

Public Sale: Dec 16


Multi-instrumentalist Rachael Davis is as renowned for her expressive—and explosive—voice as she is for uniting the often disparate worlds of folk, blues, country, and pop. Her clear tone and uncanny memory for just about every song she’s ever heard came early, and has served her well throughout her career. At eight she joined the family band Lake Effect, performing regularly at folk festivals throughout her home state of Michigan and around the U.S. “My slant on acoustic music can be explained by a mixed cassette tape that my father played during my early childhood while driving in our family’s Chevy Cavalier station wagon we nicknamed Iggy. On one side of the cassette was the soundtrack for the film “The Big Chill.” On the other was John Hartford’s ‘Aeroplane,'” Rachael says. She describes her music as “Motown-Banjo.” Recently Rachael has collaborated in the critically acclaimed Michigan supergroup The Sweetwater Warblers, with Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine.