The Voice artist Joshua Davis chose Blake Shelton as his coach after his rousing performance of the Bob Dylan penned “I Shall Be Released,” a tune popularized by The Band (and also covered, to stunning effect, by Nina Simone).
Although he lost the Battle Rounds to Brian Johnson after a performance of Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” he was stolen by Adam Levine. A lifelong music lover who’s explored many music genres (with folk as his anchor), Davis is now moving onto The Voice’s Knockout Rounds.
During our interview, Davis talked about his deep love for the collaborative and supportive Michigan music scene. His journey on The Voice has been just as welcoming.
“This whole experience has been surprising to me thus far in that the community of contestants – it’s like a big family,” said Davis, who the album A Miracle of Birds in 2013. “I thought it was going to be a lot more cutthroat, a lot more egos, and a lot more competitive. And it’s just not that way. Everybody’s supporting each other, everybody’s getting excited about each other’s music and learning.”