John is a highly entertaining, melodic folk-singer and musician, based in Perthshire, Scotland. He works as a solo artist and as member of the folk trio Tarneybackle.
He has an extensive repertoire, focusing mainly on Scottish folk with a touch of blues and country-songs with feeling, humour and politics. As a soloist he accompanies himself with guitar and bouzouki.
On hearing John, Sheena Wellington (Scotland’s foremost ballad singer) said – “That is how a ballad should be sung.”
Press quotes regarding his band include: –
“The enjoyment is infectious” – The Scots Magazine
“One of the best folk-based acts in Scotland” – Perthshire Advertiser
“The best of Scottish Fayre” – Robbie Shepherd, BBC Radio Scotland
“Fusion of traditional and contemporary folk, with strong vocals from John Davidson intensifying the performance.” – Orkney Folk Festival Review