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Hudson Valley, New York Singer-Songwriter with "a voice that will lift and carry you"

- Gary Alexander, Woodstock Times

Concerts in Your Home, Coffee Houses & Festivals

A highly energetic and seasoned performer, Lydia Adams Davis delivers compelling original songs, folk and jazz standards and memorable peace ballads, engaging her audiences in live acoustic performances accompanied by guitarist John Guth. Lydia has opened for and sung with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Holly Near, Peter Yarrow, Utah Phillips and Tom Chapin.

Lydia at Hudson River Quadracentennial Celebraton

Historical Programs

Colonial/Victorian/The Civil War/Turn of the Century/Tin Pan AlleyRuthanne and Lydia colonial performance

Lydia performs in costume with other performers.

One Earth So Green & Round

Lydia also has extensive experience as a children's recording artist/performer/music educator. Lydia attracts attention with original, highly educational, ecology themes using her wild animal puppets with messages to make a difference in caring for our world. Lydia works with other performing artists to present important ideas on our environment in fun and approachable ways.

Lydia and Unka Munka in Central Park, NY Lydia & Kathy at 350 Event at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Kathy Byers


Songs of Your Life - Lydia engages seniors in writing autobiographical ballads! Interactive puppetry is included to access memories and provide a hilarious experience!

Story Book Songs, Puppeteering, Songwriting Workshops, School/Library Programs

Children's favorite stories become songs “write” out of the book!
Lydia will research and create songs on any topic of choice including local history to meet program requests.

Lydia performing at school

It's a Mighty Hard Road

Lydia Adams DavisA program of songs and stories inspired by John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. Lydia Adams Davis presents a tuneful trek across America in The Great Depression. Cross the country in an old pickup truck meeting and working with migrant farm workers singing Union songs in the camps. Hear Hobo's Lament: dreaming of a job through the hardships made lighter by song. Tin Pan Alley tunes will lift the spirit! Join in on dust bowl ballads of Woody Guthrie and urban country blues.

Hudson River Ballads Past & Present

Local History in Song & Sailing Shanties


Lydia Adams Davis at Broad Ol' River Celebration

Recent Performances

Mallet’s Place TV – Time Warner Cable NYC, City of Water Day - Governor's Island, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, The Storm King Art Center, The Howland Cultural Center, New York City Libraries, NYC Parks and Recreation, Hudson River Quadracentennial, Delaware Water Gap, Coffeehouse Concerts, East Coast Folk Festivals


Gift of Story/ Take Me Back/ Live at the SpeakEasy/ Fast Folk/ One Land One Heart/ Broad Old River: Pete Seeger- Hudson River Sloop Singers/ Time's Running Out for Garbage


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For bookings, telephone 914-805-2537 or e-mail