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Monday, April 13, 2015

MSU Alumnus Joshua Davis on NBC's The Voice

Image courtesy of the Lansing State Journal
Americana roots musician and MSU alumnus Joshua Davis is competing in this season of NBC's The Voice. It is exciting to see this genre of music being represented on a national stage.

Joshua is a member of the Earthwork Music Collective. Many of his fellow collective members have performed at the Great Lakes Folk Festival, including Seth Bernard and May Erlewine in 2014 and Red Tail Ring in 2013. Joshua and the collective were involved with the Lomax QUEST project last spring, featured here in a blog post by Laurie Sommers.

Joshua's band, Steppin In It, performed weekly at the Green Door in the Eastside neighborhood of Lansing for fifteen years, drawing loyal crowds of dancers and fans with their big sound.

Watch The Voice tonight on NBC at 8pm EST and vote to keep our Michigander going strong and spreading to good word of folk music to this massive audience.

Here's a handy infographic illustrating the various voting methods.



Read more about Joshua's performances and journey in the articles below.

The Lansing State Journal

MLive

Local Spins

The State News