Basin is the music of singer/songwriter Jake Davis: songs focused on well-crafted lyrics sung with a blend of fragility and passion in the tradition of great Americana songwriters such as Willie Nelson and Ryan Adams. Basin is music that speaks to every man.
RIYL: Ryan Adams, The New Amsterdams, Tift Merrit
Yes, mostly around Lawrence, Ks. I like it, but it is the writing that is most fulfilling.
Nine Inch Nails brought me out of the pop world of childhood. But Ben Folds and Wilco made me want to play music. That brought me to appreciate the old country such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash that my Dad listened to. And Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Beck, The Pixies, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, and The Cure are perenial favorites.
Live I use a Taylor acoustic, Fender MusicMaster Bass Amp, and Boss DS-1. To record I use an old Jaymar toy piano, Reason, and an old no name Mandolin and Banjo.
I had a demo get into the hands of Ashley Simpsons A&R a couple years ago, about 6 months before her then-boyfriend Ryan Cabrerra released a song with a nearly exact version of the chorus from one of my songs.. perhaps it is only a coincidence...