I'm guitargirl and this is one of my little fan sites where I waste a lot of time.
For those of you who don't know, Jody Davis (The guitarist, not the baseball player) is the subject of this site.
Jody Davis was born in Indiana in 1967. He started playing guitar at age 13 and was in the band "Lively Stones." He later married and moved to Nashiville where the Christian rock band "Newsboys" (Who have 25 #1 hits and several gold albums) found him standing outside of a studio holding a sign saying "Will Play for Food" - Or so they say ;)
The band had just had their first #1 hit and was in need of a guitarist to play for them on their "Not Ashamed" tour. Jody fit the bill perfectly. He was supposed to only last in the band for that tour. Little did they know he would become their longest-lasting guitarist.
Jody made his album debut in 1994 with the band's release of "Going Public." at the time his band mates were John James, Peter Furler, Duncan Phillips, and Jeff Frankenstein. But as Jody was about to find out, the newsboys change members. A lot.
In 2001, near the time when the newsboys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he and Erika had a daughter named Bethany. A month after she was born she became extremely ill for no apparent reason. The doctors all thought she wouldn't make it, but she did. After a month in the hospital Bethany came home, but still suffered health problems.
In 2003, Erika gave Jody an ultimatum. Either his family, or the band. Jody left the newsboys and moved to Yuma Arizona, where he carved pipes.
Jody still carves pipes even today; some of his works sell between $ 500-1000. One of his pipes was named Pipe of the Year for 2009 (right) Somewhere in amongst all this, Jody remarried a girl named Laurie and had a daughter to her as well.
In January 2009, a press release was issued stating that Jody Davis was returning to the newsboys. He now lives in Tennessee.
It occured to me that for such a popular guitarist; he doesn't really have many fan sites to speak of...he's always standing off in the background somewhere (Like in the picture below) or just hanging out quietly at some interview; yet he's got crazy talent. I respect people like that and thus I started this site.
(This is the part where I tell you that I'm not Jody)
I am not Jody. In no way do I claim these pictures or interviews as my own. Please enjoy this site. I made it for fans like us.
"There are plenty of busboys in Nashville who are better guitar players than I am, and there are plenty of Christians who are more spiritually mature than I am. I look at what I'm doing for a living and I see grace." - Jody Davis
Last updated: March 21, 2010