Jed Davis - Episode 139
Jed began recording demos of his painstakingly crafted alt-pop tunes and giving them away at solo coffeehouse performances in the mid-1990s. The demo cassettes traveled far and wide from Jed?s home base of Albany, NY, finding their way into the hands of artists like Johnston, King Missile, Anal C*nt, Agnostic Front and Brian Dewan, all of whom recorded covers of Jed?s tunes.
While continuing to produce new recordings as a solo artist, Jed currently serves as a member of three bands: Sevendys, an ongoing exploration of classic rock forms with Avi Buffalo guitarist Avi Zahner-Isenberg and drummer Sheridan Riley, bass pioneer Chuck Rainey, and percussion great Jerry Marotta; the experimental-psychedelic-indie-metal Skyscape with singer Dom Maltempi; and the ferocious Jeebus, which boasts an all-star lineup that includes guitar legend Reeves Gabrels, drummer Joe Abba, and Hanslick Rebels Mike Keaney and Alex Dubovoy. Joey Ramone invited Jed to open for him at his final CBGB performance; when Jed wrote "The Bowery Electric" in posthumous tribute to Joey, the surviving Ramones reunited to record it as a single and perform it live.