Beneath the glittering surface of celebrity toil the myriad journeymen — among them, songwriters, whose daily dream is
that somebody famous will record their tunes, or that their songs will make someone else famous.
Ron Davies, who grew up in the Port Orchard-Bremerton area and died in 2003, was such a songwriter. He penned a few hits
along the way, the best-known being "It Ain't Easy," recorded by David Bowie and Three Dog Night. And dozens of
well-known artists, from the Fabulous Wailers ("It's You Alone") to Joan Baez ("Dreamsong"), Helen Reddy, Maria Muldaur,
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Anne Murray and Joe Cocker released Davies tracks, too.
Now Davies' contemporaries — notably, Seattle singer-songwriter
Eric Apoe along with Davies' daughter, Michelle Collette, have jumped in.
Sunday, they celebrate the release of a fine compilation CD of 18 of Davies' best songs including "No Regrets"
performed by Max Schwennsen and John Nelson.
"The Mystery of Ron Davies:
A Pacific Northwest Tribute". (Excerpted from the Seattle Times 2011)
Proceeds benefit MusicCares
Ron's web site
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