Today I share with you, "Sunrise". I love how the morning twilight builds so smoothly to the explosive brilliance of the sun climbing into the sky. I just bought my first guitar this past Tuesday--a Jackson JS-10 Dinky! It's a great and affordable instrument! I've toyed with the idea of buying an electric for years, but was able to borrow my cousin's beautiful Westone Rainbow and Fender Mustang to play through Garrett's B-52 half stack while living at Wentworth Studios. So there was no urgency. But, after being hounded by guitar textures in my head over the past weeks, the time had come. So backing up: in college, Jared and Zak were into this Icelandic group called, 

Sigur Rós

. They would fill the apartment with the lush sounds of steadily building string sections, guitars, and mystical vocals. And thus I fell in love with ambient post rock.

A few years later, my cousin, Melissa introduced me to


. The synthesized elements enhanced the guitar elements. The electronic percussion helped create contrast with the live percussion. It was a steady groove with a rich atmosphere.

I fed on analyzing their orchestration and arrangement but more importantly, I LIKED HOW I FELT WHEN I LISTENED TO IT! I wanted to experience the creation of that kind of project. So I am pleased to share with you today, "Sunrise".

A Picture to go with the piece, Sunrise
A Picture to go with the piece, Sunrise

Songwriter And Pianist Alex Davis Keys In On Two New Albums | Severna Park Voice


Severna Park native Alex Davis whet his performing appetite with a performance of Billy Joel’s “She’s Got A Way” during Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival in 2006, but at that point, he still had miles to go before reaching the status of full-time musician. Now, as the lead singer and keyboardist of two bands - Miles To Go and Passing Worth – that are set to release albums later this year, he is closer to making music his sole career.

Source: Songwriter And Pianist Alex Davis Keys In On Two New Albums | Severna Park Voice


A few weeks ago I got a phone call from Zach Sparks at the Severna Park Voice. He had found me through an old reverbnation page that is linked to an email I can't even access anymore; I hadn't even updated it to reflect that I lived in South Carolina. Well this worked out, because Zach was searching for local artists in Severna Park and stumbled onto me in this way. Zach was interested in interviewing me to talk about I had shifted from the solo act "Alex Davis" in 2008, to Passing Worth and Miles to Go that currently are working so hard on albums and tour planning. It's amazing how things like this happen. I had just given my letter of resignation for my full time job at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church to pursue music in a full time capacity when he called. All that's to say, I can use all the support that comes my way.

I'm thankful for our meeting for many reasons. One, it was so refreshing to talk with someone who values the person-to-person interaction in a conversation, rather than a message thread. Two, it was great to talk with someone about the development of my relationship with my art and reflect on how it continues to become more meaningful to me on every level. And lastly, it was nice to feel like I'm doing something worth writing about, maybe people might even want to come to a show and hear what it is that has compelled me to take such a huge leap of faith from a full-time job and comfortable home-studio arrangement to a life on the road.

Ah heck, I can go on and on about it. Better off just pointing you to the words of Zach Sparks. Thanks so much, man!

Perspective Single


Check out our single Miles to Go just released on the Dodgy Art No.1 compilation album. This was a really exciting project to put out. We got together for a Wednesday night practice and recorded, and decided we wanted to put something on the Dodgy Art compilation, which was to be assembled on Thursday. So that night Cecil Decker and I went to work on the track putting little synth diddys and trying to mix something worth while. I feel like it's a pretty great little preview of our upcoming album, Perspective. Check out more about Dodgy Art!

Angel of Summer Preview

Check out a preview of Passing Worth's new album, Getting Over You!  We have been taking our sweet time with production of this album, but I think we'll have something really special to show for it in late spring of 2015! Keep up with us on facebook and twitter! [embed][/embed]