Hi. My name is Earl Davis. I’m a musician, author, and activist based in New York. In fact, I was born and raised in New York City. I’m a singer/songwriter. When I started my music career I was interviewed for an article, I was asked what I want to achieve with my music? Without hesitation, I answered that I want to make music that heals the world. However, I worked in an industry that’s indifferent and in direct contradiction to anything positive. The resistance I met wasn’t as shocking as the ongoing acceptance and the ongoing perpetration by the industry. I’ve always felt that I was given a platform denied most and wanted to take full advantage of it by doing whatever I can to change things. My career led me to many great opportunities. I became the frontman for a spinoff from Adam & the Ants in London called Friends of Jack. I recorded and toured with them which led to being featured on MTV Europe and MTV America. Eventually, I embarked on a solo career that took me to Rome where I recorded for Cresus Records. Once I returned to New York, I recorded and performed with the Earl Davis Band which shaped and revisited the initial approach I had to my music which was to heal. Now I’m using my music as a form of activism. I hope you come along with me on this beautiful journey.
As an author, my book Goats in the Argan Tree is completed. It is a book on the surface about an American in Morroco. I arrive in Africa for the first time, and arrive in a country that is one of the more intriguing ones on the continent. Despite being a black man in Africa, my first movement in the country, a train ride from Casablanca to Marrakech, lets me know that I’m in a culture I know nothing about. Needless to say it is a very personal story to me, because it is actually a memoir of my life in general.
My career led me to great opportunities. My activism is best expressed through Project Brownstone, which is a non-profit organization that I formed in 2013. I’m happy to report that we have had such a success with our programming that we are still continuously growing after four years.
Check out my Music page, which hosts all of my music stuff.