New Paltz-based songwriter Seth Davis recently released his fourth full-length record, Life Is Long. Produced by the notable Yep Rock and Luaka Bop Americana songwriter Jim White, Life Is Long sparkles with expansive arrangements and imaginative production moves without ever violating the homely folk/pop essence of Davis’ songs of experience. Simultaneously autobiographical and whimsically surreal, Life Is Long finds this lifer songwriter at the top of his game.
During the same period in which these songs were written and recorded, Davis has also distinguished himself as a memoirist and performing oral historian, shining in local TMI events and winning a prestigious Moth Storytelling Slam. Considered together, Davis’ music and memoir illuminate the process by which (often traumatic) personal experience is redeemed as art with universal resonance.
Seth Davis and his band celebrate the release of Life Is Long locally with a performance at the Cafeteria in New Paltz on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. The Cafeteria is located at 56 Main Street.