Ron Davies

the open road, the open sky

Recordings

Ron Davies was a well-respected singer in his own right, as well as a talented songwriter. His compositions have been recorded by such iconic artists as: Jack White and The Raconteurs, Joe Cocker, Anne Murray, Long John Baldry, Joan Baez, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dolly Parton, Three Dog Night, Shelby Lynne, David Bowie, Helen Reddy, John Kay of Steppenwolf, Bettye Lavette, Jerry Jeff Walker, Maria Muldaur, Ricky Skaggs, Claudia Lennear, Glenn Yarborough, Nancy Griffith, Mitch Rider of Detroit, Alison Krauss, Dobie Gray, Gail Davies and Vince Gill. His songs have also appeared in two movies, Go Ask Alice and Lost in America.

 
The Kitchen Tapes

“The standard of the songs and quality of his sound are both exceptional. They remind me of the Townes Van Zandt/Guy Clark troupe from the early 70s -- intense, laid-back, beautiful, and raw in equal measures.”
–No Depression, The Roots Music Authority

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The Kitchen Tapes

1. Sittin' On Top Of The Clouds
2. If I Ever Settle Down
3. Let's Call In Sane
4. This Time With You
5. I Got Your Love
6. Buying' On Time
7. Nice And Easy
8. I Only Have Eyes For You
9. Mixin' With The Rain
10. My Heart Won't Let Go
11. Gold And Silver
12. So Long Old Friend
13. It's The Way You Do
14. Home From The Sea
15. Hold That Train
16. Up In The Canyon
17. Bells Of Belfast
18. Where Are You Tonight
19. Falling Out Of Love
20. Since I Don't Have You
21. No Regrets
22. Au Revoir

where does the time go

“...an important and soulful work from the major songwriter... Where Does the Time Go is a treasure chest of strong compositions, a wonderful gift Ron Davies gave to the world.”
–Joe Viglione, All Music Guide

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where does the time go

1. Where Does the Time Go
2. Beyond the Realm of Words
3. Mama, Take Me With You
4. Somebody’s Watchin’
5. Tie It In a Knot
6. You Come, Call On Me
7. You Were Right On Time
8. I’ll Still Be Lovin’ You
9. Cool, Southern Breeze
10. The Moon Tonite

Gold and Silver

1. Where Does the Time Go
2. Beyond the Realm of Words
3. Mama, Take Me With You
4. Somebody’s Watchin’
5. Tie It In a Knot
6. You Come, Call On Me
7. You Were Right On Time
8. I’ll Still Be Lovin’ You
9. Cool, Southern Breeze
10. The Moon Tonite

I Don’t Believe It

1. Poor Man Walks
2. Northern Lights
3. It's You Alone
4. I Don't Believe It
5. Good Old Song
6. Nickels & Dimes
7. No More Crazy Tears
8. Give A Little Bit
9. Laughing into Love
10. In My Life (I Have Been Lucky)

Silent Song Through the Land

“For a debut album, Louisiana-born Ron Davies’s Silent Song through the Land is a world-weary and somber affair of startling economy. The brevity of the arrangements and the unadorned quality of delivery marks this out as a minor American stroke of genius.”
– Robert Cochrane

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Silent Song Through the Land

1. It Ain’t Easy
2. What Life Must Be Like For Some
3. Change
4. The Clown
5. Silent Song Through The Land
6. Yesterday Is All I Want
7. The Open Road, Open Sky
8. The Lover And The Loved

U.F.O.

“This is an outstanding collection of contemporary folk-style art-songs by the late great arpeggio-style finger picking guitarist and songwriter Ron Davies...Those who appreciate classics from artists like Donovan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bert Jansch, and Don McLean, will find in UFO a rare glimpse of a unique American artist-the Louisiana born Ron Davies.”
–Charles Anderson

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U.F.O.

1. I Wonder
2. Long Hard Climb
3. Flapjack
4. Misty Roses
5. It’s A Lie
6. Can I Count On You
7. It Ain’t Easy
8. Lay Down Your Burden
9. Shadows

Unsung Hero

Every now and then, an album comes along on which every song carries you away from yourself. For a few magic moments, you can feel the joyous spirit of the artists playing and singing the songs, for the lyrics and the notes they're playing are lifting them, too. This is one of those musical moments.
—Country Standard Time

Featuring Featuring Alison Krauss, John Prine, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Shelby Lynne, Guy Clark, Crystal Gayle, John Anderson, Suzy Bogguss, Gail Davies and Jazz Legend Benny Golson. For a complete of artists list see rondaviesunsunghero.com.

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Unsung Hero – A Tribute To The Music Of Ron Davies

1. One More Night With You
2. What Good Is A Secret
3. It’s Too Late
4. Dark Eyed Gal
5. It Ain’t Easy
6. Have to Come Down
7. Say It With Money
8. Long Hard Climb
9. You Stayed Away Too Long
10. True Lovers And Friends
11. Hey Honey I’m Home
12. Steal Across The Border
13. Let It Slide
14. Back To The South
15. More Today Than Yesterday
16. Innocent Eyes
17. Saving It Up For You
18. Walk And Don’t Talk
19. Just The Way It Goes
20. Good Love After Bad
21. The Man He Used To Be
22. Lay My Body Down

The Mystery of Ron Davies

“...a tribute CD that will no doubt be an historical addition to the Northwest musical legacy.”
–Eric Apoe

Featuring Jeff Tassin and Gibson Davies, Baby Gramps, Eric Ajoe with Saar Liven, Reggie Garrett, Alice Stewart, Kent Morrill, Tommy Dean, Bill Carter, Gary Minkler, Annie Rose De Armas, Lisa Marshall, The Daily Flash, Valerie Rosa, Ton Bailey, The Gloria Darlings, Schmootzi the Clod, Carla Torgerson, Nancy K. Dillon and Tekla Waterfield, Max Paul Schwennsen and John Nelson, Ron Davies.

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The Mystery of Ron Davies – A Northwest Tribute

1. Home From the Sea
2. It Ain’t Easy
3. Carolyn
4. Alnite Café
5. Up In The Canyon
6. Higher Ground
7. Please Prez
8. Yesterday Is All I Want
9. Sombody’s Watchin’
10. If I Were Able To
11. You’re The Reason
12. It’s You Alone
13. Stranger In Your Own Hometown
14. Old Front Porch
15. I’d Be Tellin’ Stories
16. Tie It In A Knot
17. True Lovers And Friends
18. No Regrets
19. Bells of Belfast