“The music that moves me is imperfect, honest and raw."
Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour. Over the past twenty years, Michigan-based Davis has honed an impressive range of skills – songwriter, bandleader, guitarist, and vocalist among them – in the most honest possible fashion: night after night, song after song, show after show Davis simply delivered every performance as though his life depended on it. Investing himself in the American musical diaspora, he has explored the common thread connecting folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, and country forms – discovering his personal perspective as a composer in the process.

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Benzing Graves Collective

Benzing Graves Collective aka “BGC” consists of some of West Michigan’s most talented musicians and songwriters. Hailing from different parts of Michigan, raised on different styles of music, the BGC blends all of the best genres to create their own completely unique sound. Old-school country steeped in swingin’ good times. The band includes Austin Benzing, Hannah Rose Graves, Jeremiah Wenger, Luke Lenhart and Max Griffith.

The only thing as good as the show? The drink you have after

GRAB A BITE, BEFORE OR AFTER

A few short steps from the Listening Room is One Twenty Three—our neighborly New American Tavern, serving hearty dishes with modern flare.