Ethan Daniel Davidson

American musician, singer, and songwriter from Detroit

Ethan Daniel Davidson
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Today on ¡Nueva Nova New! on Ecléctico you're listening to "All The Pretty Horses" by Ethan Daniel Davidson, a musician, singer, and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. (The song was released in September 2022.)

"Troubadour Davidson muses off of the traditional lullaby brought to light by Pete Seeger and Alan Lomax to create his own, instant Americana classic," says David about today's tune. "The song transports me to the Hole In The Wall, Austin TX, early nineties, on their night-before-SXSW party, with Doug Sahm in the audience, listening and smiling."

Ethan Daniel Davidson, circa 2020 📷 Esme McClear

Go deeper with this excerpt from and a link to the digital liner notes for this release on Bandcamp:

The black, streamlined Commodore Vanderbilt Hudson locomotive emerges from the long tunnel of memory and circles endlessly on the three-rail track of nostalgia. The rails glisten in the rain, the throbbing engine brushes gobbets of water from overhanging branches and hunkers down with a low-pitched whining groan. Sparks sputter from under the wheels in a blue-and- white arc of recall. The long, majestic iron horse rushes down the straightaway against the wall of the house we lived in when we were 10, whistling and chugging bravely. “I’ve ridden on a lot of trains,” says Ethan Daniel Davidson, a native Michigander. “To jump on one, you try to be sure you can see each bolt. Once they all start to blend together, the train is going too fast to jump on. I’m too old to jump on trains now, but I can still write about them.”