Ryan Paul Davis at Desert Door
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, singer/songwriter Ryan Paul Davis blends traditional blues and folk music with poetic lyricism and imagery. Often pressing the boundaries of roots and blues genres, his songwriting is characteristically reflective, raw and emotive. Throughout his career, Davis has drawn a wide range of comparisons, from the rustic stylings of Robert Johnson to the intensity of Curt Cobain.
Relocated to rural East Texas, Davis is more troubadour than recluse, performing over 200 shows a year across the Southern and Midwestern U.S. Typically armed with primitive foot percussion and custom-built guitars gifted from his father, he is best known for his gritty and soulful live performances. He has shared the stage with the likes of Bob Schneider, Gary Clark Jr., Ian Moore, Hubert Sumlin, and W.C. Clark among others. Davis has been featured in numerous southern festivals such as Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, the Red, White and Blues Festival, and the Texas Blueberry Festival. In addition to touring, he is currently working on his fourth studio album, scheduled for release in 2019.