At long last, Hymn is done.
My new album's official release date is slated for early October 2016. Hymn will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and everywhere digital music is sold.
Want your copy a little early? Message me at email@example.com. I'll mail you one.
Kickstarter backers, thanks so much for your patience as I've battled Lyme Disease. I'll be mailing your copies out within the next week.
HYMN. COMING SOON.
After battling Lyme Disease for 11 months, I'm ecstatic that I'm finally feeling good enough to resume working on my upcoming album, Hymn!
Recording, mixing, and mastering are finished. Album design is in progress. Promotion will begin this week.
I'll be announcing more details in the upcoming weeks!
Thanks especially to all my Kickstarter supporters for your prayers and patience!
Recently, travel journalist Ingrid McQuivey interviewed me about my music, travel, mountaineering and more, including my bittersweet farewell show.
Check out the interview in its entirety on her blog here: http://ingridmcquivey.squarespace.com/…/kjawmowpwwamu8bnpn2…
PLAYING A SPECIAL FAREWELL SHOW AT CITY SANCTUARY IN PORTLAND, OR THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5.
I'll be playing a very special show at City Sanctuary in Portland, OR this Saturday, December 5, at 7 PM.
It's my last show for the foreseeable future, as I deal with all of my ongoing health issues. Due to persistent weakness in my hands, it's become increasingly hard to play guitar, and due to the constant choking sensation in my neck, singing has become rather difficult, too.
But, I'm putting on one final show, and it's going to be a special one. Not only will I be playing songs off of my upcoming album, Hymn, but I'll be baring my soul in a way I haven't done, and sharing a few things from my heart that are fitting for a farewell show of sorts.
The concert is free, and it's all-ages. It goes from 7 to 8:15. City Sanctuary is located at 1640 NW Irving St.
FREE SHOW IN RICHLAND, WA NOVEMBER 14!
I'll be playing a free, acoustic show at Sharehouse Coffee in Richland, WA, this Saturday night, November 14!
It's my final Tri-Cities show of 2015. I'll be playing a couple of brand-new songs from my upcoming album. The show starts at 7, and did I mention that it's free? I'd love to see you there!
BLUE ROOM BAR. PORTLAND. NOVEMBER 6
I'll be back in Portland November 6, playing the NAAH showcase at a new venue, The Blue Room Bar!
Tickets are $10 at the door, and the show starts at 8.
Which color of neck brace will I be wearing? I guess you'll just have to come and find out.
TWO FREE PORTLAND SHOWS. OCTOBER 23 & 24.
I'll be playing two free shows in Portland next weekend!
First, I'll be at Rock Bottom Brewery on Friday, October 23, and then at Streetcar Bistro & Taproom Saturday, October 24!
Both shows start at 9 PM and are 21+ only. Both are free.
See. You. There.
THREE FREE PORTLAND-AREA SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!
Looking for something to do this weekend? How about some #freeJD?
First, I'll be playing at Stanford's in Clackamas on the patio from 6-8 on Saturday night!
Then, Sunday at 1, I'll be up at Mt. Hood Meadows for an acoustic show on the Paradise Sun Deck.
Finally, I'll be back at Streetcar Bistro & Taproom in Portland's Pearl District Sunday night from 7-10!
Collect all three!
TWO FREE PORTLAND SHOWS THIS WEEKEND!
I'll be playing two free shows at Streetcar Bistro & Taproom in Portland, OR this weekend!
I'll be playing Friday night at 9 PM and Sunday night at 7 PM. Streetcar is just a block away from the first annual Portland Craft Beer Festival, so head down, enjoy some incredible local brews, then finish your night at Streetcar for some tunes, food, fun, and frolicking.
See you there!
AT NORTH JETTY BREWING IN SEAVIEW, WA THIS FRIDAY!
I'll be playing a free show at North Jetty Brewing in Seaview, WA this Friday, June 26!
The show starts at 8 PM. Come down and enjoy some tunes courtesy of yours truly, and some of North Jetty's incredible craft beers!
It's my only show on the Washington or Oregon coast this summer. Hope to see you there!
For more information, or for an easy way to invite your friends, visit this show's Facebook event.
OPENING FOR RED AND ADELITAS WAY JUNE 20!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be opening for RED and Adelitas Way at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland on Saturday, June 20!
RED, a Grammy-nominated hard rock band from Tennessee and one of my favorite bands since the release of their debut album in 2006, is touring in support of their brand-new record, Of Beauty And Rage.
The show is all-ages and starts at 7.
Want the cheapest tickets in town, with no surcharges or fees? Grab them from the STORE page of my website by clicking here.
For more information, or for an easy way to invite your friends, visit this show's Facebook event.
BACK IN SALEM, OREGON THIS FRIDAY, MAY 29!
I'll be back at Vagabond Brewing in Salem, Oregon this Friday, May 29!
The show is free, and starts at 8. The beer is not free, but Vagabond's award-winning craft brews are well worth your money.
For more information, or for an easy way to invite your friends, visit this show's Facebook event!
IN KENNEWICK, WA THIS FRIDAY!
I'll be playing at The Roxy Bar in Kennewick, WA this Friday, May 22! It's my first show in the Tri-Cities area in 2015, and I can't wait to be back. I'll be playing some brand-new songs off of my upcoming album, as well as some old JD favorites.
The show starts early, at 7 PM sharp. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, or for an easy way to invite your friends, visit this show's Facebook event.
PORTLAND, LET'S AID NEPAL.
Today, a second destructive earthquake hit the already battered country of Nepal.
The people of this beautiful, devastated country desperately need our help.
Please join me this Friday at Base Camp Brewing in Portland for a benefit show to aid Nepal's tens of thousands of earthquake victims. The event starts at 6 PM. I'll be donating all proceeds from all of my album and merchandise sales to MercyCorps' relief efforts, and Base Camp will be donating $1 per pint sold, as well.
Come down, enjoy some tunes, and drink beer for a very worthy cause.
For more information, visit this show's Facebook event.
Can't make the show? Visit www.mercycorps.org to make a donation now.
AT SKYLARK IN SEATTLE MAY 8.
I'll be playing an acoustic show at Skylark in Seattle, WA on Friday, May 8!
It's my first Seattle show in 2015, and I can't wait to play some new songs for one of my favorite cities and fanbases on the planet.
Doors open at 8, and I'll be sharing the stage with Pross and George Grissom. See you there!
OPENING FOR TANTRIC APRIL 1.
My band Silversafe and I will be opening up for multi-platinum rock band Tantric April 1 in Portland.
This show isn't an April Fool's joke. It's actually going to happen.
The show starts at 8 and will take place at the Tonic Lounge. For more information, or for an easy way to invite your friends, visit this show's Facebook event!
"AUTOMATIC HEART" LIVE AND UNPLUGGED IN PORTLAND, OR.
Me, my guitar, and a kick pedal.
"Automatic Heart," a single off of my latest album.
A video from a show with Tantric a few months ago.
IN PORTLAND JANUARY 22 & 28!
Portland, you asked for weekday shows. I listened.
I'll be playing at Bossanova Ballroom on Thursday, January 22, and at Streetcar Tavern & Bistro on Wednesday, January 28!
For more information, visit the TOUR page of my website.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE MY NEW ALBUM, HYMN, A REALITY!
My Kickstarter campaign for my new album, Hymn, is a little over halfway through. Thanks to you, I've reached my $5,000 goal with 13 days to spare! I can't say thanks enough!
Still want to contribute? It would mean a lot to me! You can do so at my Kickstarter campaign page:
Any additional funding my campaign receives will go towards three things:
1. It will help fund a Spring 2015 tour, so I can play these hymns for you live and in person.
2. It will go towards the $7,000+ of additional recording and promotion expenses that this album will cost me to release and promote.
3. If I hit $10,000, 200% of my goal, I will personally make a $500 donation to Compassion International, an organization through which my girlfriend Kimberly and I sponsor a child in Ethiopia. Compassion International is a child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world.
The album will feature my rendition of six timeless hymns as well as six I've written myself. For more information, visit my Kickstarter campaign page.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
OPENING FOR PUDDLE OF MUDD DECEMBER 20.
My band Silversafe will be reuniting for a show with Puddle of Mudd and Smoochknob at the Bossanova Ballroom in Portland on December 20.
You should come.
Want the cheapest tickets in the land? Message me or visit the STORE page of my website.
I NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE MY UPCOMING ALBUM A REALITY.
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to record an album of hymns. Throughout my life, hymns have spoken to me in a powerful way, in a way that most other songs cannot. They have spoken louder this year, as I've been faced with some significant struggles. So, now that I'm a fully independent solo artist once again, and am free to record whatever I want, I've decided to create a new album, simply entitled Hymn.
This album will contain six timeless hymns that mean a lot to me, hymns such as "It Is Well With My Soul," "Before The Throne," "I Have Decided," "Nothing But The Blood," and more. I've put my own spin on these hymns, staying true to the emotion behind them but arranging them in a unique fashion, running the gamut from electro/pop to one arrangement that simply features bells, drums, and vocals.
Hymn will also feature six hymns that I've written myself, hymns that have been borne out of my experience as an imperfect believer in a fallen world. Hymns that you, too, can hopefully identify with and sing. These are songs you may have already heard me play live: songs like "What Kind Of Love Is This?", "Father," and "I Need More."
Recording an album isn't cheap. Start to finish, Hymn will cost upwards of $12,000. I've already recorded much of this album, but simply don't have sufficient funds for the rest of the recording, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, and promotion costs necessary for this album to be released.
Check out my Kickstarter project and video by clicking HERE. Thank you so much for your contribution to this Kickstarter project. It really does mean so much to me.
LIVE IN PORTLAND NOVEMBER 21.
You. Me. Ash Street Saloon. Portland. November 21.
THE KILLER IN YOUR LIVING ROOM.
There is a killer in your living room.
Read my latest blog post here: https://medium.com/…/the-killer-in-your-living-room-8402471…
It just might save your life.
SPEND HALLOWEEN WITH YOURS TRULY.
Don't spend another Halloween in a muddy corn maze or at a lame haunted house. Don't worry about finding a razor blade in your trick-or-treat candy.
Instead, spend it with yours truly and three other great artists at the Tonic Lounge in Portland, enjoying live music from all across the Pacific Northwest and winning killer prizes for your unbelievable costume.
See you October 31!
BUFFALO GAP. PORTLAND. SEPTEMBER 25.
I'll be playing Buffalo Gap, one of Portland's most acclaimed acoustic venues, on Thursday, September 25, with several of my favorite Portland artists, including Mosby.
The show is free and starts at 8 PM. See you there!
CAPS N' TAPS. THIS FRIDAY.
Hey, Washingtonians. I'm finally making the arduous trek across the Columbia to play for you at Caps N' Taps in Camas this Friday!
The show starts at 8 PM, and it's free! Caps N' Taps is located at 337 NE 4th Ave in downtown Camas.
7 Seas Brewing will also be doing a Tap Takeover that night, so come down and enjoy some brews with your Jon Davidson.
For more information, visit this show's Facebook event.
MCMINNVILLE. THIS FRIDAY.
I'll be playing a free acoustic show at McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, OR this Friday night!
I'm playing in the intimate Cellar Bar. The show starts at 7 and is 21+ only. Sorry, kids. Hotel Oregon is located at 310 NE Evans St. in downtown McMinnville.
For more information or for an easy way to invite your friends, visit this show's Facebook event.
LIVE IN PORTLAND THIS SATURDAY.
Oh hey, hometown. I'll be hosting, and performing at, a special Rock & Roll Anti-Competition at Mississippi Pizza in Portland this Saturday, August 23.
All musicians agree on one thing: Battle Of The Bands competitions suck. So, how about a night in which everyone involved wins? Come check it out: the show starts at 9 PM. Mississippi Pizza is located at 3552 N Mississippi Ave.
YOU CAN STILL CHANGE THE WORLD.
Remember when we were kids? Back when we were little people, we had big dreams. Dreams of changing the world. Dreams of leaving a mark on history.
Then, life happened.
I have good news for you: you can still change the world. In a very real way.
Read my latest blog post here:
TANTRIC AND JON DAVIDSON. JULY 23.
I have the privilege of opening for the multi-platinum rock band Tantric on July 23 in Portland at the Hawthorne Theater. You have the privilege of attending for only $13.
Want cheap advance tickets without all those silly surcharges? Click HERE.
Hope to see you at the show!
OF SHOES AND SALADS.
We were put on this earth to love. More often than not, I fail at that.
One encounter with a guy with no shoes a couple days ago taught me a lot about what matters.
Read Of Shoes And Salads: http://jondavidsonmusic.blogspot.com/2014/07/i-blew-it.html
OPENING FOR TANTRIC AND MR. BIG.
I'm excited to announce that I'll be opening for Mr. Big's frontman Eric Martin at the Tonic Lounge in Portland June 12, as well as for Tantric at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland July 23!
For discount tickets and more information, visit my STORE.
IT IS WELL: THE OFFICIAL VIDEO.
Recently, I shot a video for my humble rendition of the timeless hymn "It Is Well."
Here it is: http://youtu.be/tp750a0DiEw
PORTLAND & McMINNVILLE. THIS WEEK.
I'll be playing at The Tonic Lounge in Portland this Thursday night, and at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville this Friday night!
Visit my Tour Page for all the details!
IT IS WELL: OFFICIALLY RELEASED TODAY.
Today, May 12, my rendition of the timeless hymn "It Is Well" is officially available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and wherever else digital music is available.
These last three months have been a trying time for me. In the midst of almost constant pain, frustration, immobility, and financial difficulty, the words of this old hymn have given me hope. So, I recorded it in the hopes that it, and He, could do the same for you.
After reading about Horatio Spafford, the hymn's author, and the suffering that he endured, my trials pale in comparison. However, it's safe to say that we will all encounter hardship, and we are all in need of hope and perspective. I hope this song can provide that for you, as it has for me.
Get it on iTunes and Amazon.
OPENING FOR HELLOGOODBYE ON MAY 17!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be opening for Hellogoodbye and Vacationer at Hawthorne Theater in Portland on Saturday, May 17!
Hellogoodbye, a pop band best known for its certified-platinum hit Here (In Your Arms), is in the middle of a US tour in support of their latest album, and I'm honored to be sharing the stage with them.
Wanna go? Grab your tickets below for the absolute lowest price anywhere, with no fees, service charges, or shipping charges whatsoever.
HELLOGOODBYE/JON DAVIDSON TICKETS