Chris Davis - Guitar and Vocals
Chris Davis started playing in public at the age of 10, in church, by himself. In '73 he joined The Deerfield Band in Massachusetts. Within a year they were hometown hotshots, glam-rockers playing the New England club circuit. They opened for Tommy James & The Shondells in '76. Other situations kept him playing the Northeast until '83, when he moved to Tucson. He met The Deacon, Tucson's iconic jam master musicianin '83, who put him to work right away. He worked in a soft-rock duo '84-86. He helped form the Roadies with banjo-master Ross Nickerson and Steve Conklin in '86. By '88 it became the Rowdies, and was a Tucson staple until 2010, with many friends and fans. Rowdies opened for The Tubes in Tucson 2001, and also for the Grass Roots and The Turtles. Rowdies members have included a rotation of some of Tucson's finest players over the years (Randy Lopez, Duncan Stitt, Nomali Brennet. Amo Chip Dabney, Randy Peters), with special thanks to Vinnie Frighetti and Robin Horn, their amazing longtime drummers. Chris has played with local favorites Neon Prophet and Bad News Blues Band, and the Old School House Band, Don Noddingham, Jacque Taylor, and Bobby Taylor RIP. Chris has studiously avoided any awards or hall of fame memberships, remaining safely down with the bar bands "in the trenches".