Luke Davis. (Special to Juice)
Three questions with Luke Davis
Published on January 21st, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Luke Davis, 20, is the singer for Rebel Creek, performing at 9 p.m. Saturady at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave.
Q: You’ve been playing a lot of fundraiser shows getting ready to walk across the country. What is the purpose of the walk?
It’s called the Great March for Climate Change action. It’s a walk from Santa Monica to Washington, D.C., from March 1 to Nov. 1. Ed Fallon came up with the idea and I’ve been raising money to do it playing shows. It started in Des Moines, but there are marchers coming from at least half the states and four or five other countries.
Q: Are you playing a lot of shows now because Rebel Creek will be out of commission for a while?
We’re trying to squeeze in as many shows as we can, but mostly it’s because we just like playing. We want to keep playing and I also want to raise money. I’m leaving town mid February, so I don’t have a lot of time to play more. We just finished recording an album, and I’ll probably be gone when it’s finished being mastered, but there’s a chance we’ll have it released before I leave.
Q: Your brother is Mickey Davis of Is Home Is and Maids. You have pretty different styles; is there musical common ground between you and him?
I think growing up that I found out what music I liked by listening to the music he had. Everything I listened to came off a computer we shared. In some ways, we’re opposites. He’s really good at electronic music, while I like Neil Young or listening to old blues like Robert Johnson and Son House. I like the simplicity of it. A lot of the complicated electronic stuff I just don’t understand.