In recent years, Louisiana-born singer-songwriter Jordan Davis has been making waves in Nashville. After years of working on his craft, he secured a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, releasing his debut single, “Singles You Up,” a year later. In March 2018, he released his first album, Home State, and a month later, in April, “Singles You Up” hit number one on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Though Davis has a few shows through the end of 2019, he just announced his headlining Trouble Town Tour kicking off on January 10, 2020. The 22-date run takes Davis from Milwaukee to Atlanta to Spokane to New York, and features openers Kassi Ashton and Hailey Whitters.
Before Davis announced the country-spanning tour, he stopped by Gear Patrol’s office in New York to share his tour essentials. Whether out for a few engagements or on a multi-month jaunt, his EDC is indispensable. Ranging from an Omega watch to Bose headphones to a pocket knife, the items are both functional and well-made. But he explains it best.
Civilware Clipper Folding Knife
“I was on a writer’s retreat in Palm Springs and found out about these guys. Ordered a knife, loved it and ended up ordering a knife for all the guys that came out on the retreat. It’s lightweight, a great pocket knife, stays sharp, something that has gotten me into a lot of trouble at airports because I totally forget it’s there.”
Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones
“I’ve had these guys for about a year now. They’re Bluetooth which is amazing. On the road, we travel a ton. We’re either in airports — sometimes we’re on a stretch of road that is pretty bumpy, sometimes the bunk area of a bus can get pretty noisy — so having noise canceling headphones is a must.”
Lositto RFID-Blocking Leather Wallet
“My mother-in-law got this for me. I’ve had it for about three years now. Traveling so much, the thought of losing my ID terrifies me, so I try to keep it kind of full. I have a lot of hotel keys in here because it’s stretched out so much that I have to kinda keep them there.”
5.11 AMP10 20L Backpack
“I was given this from 5.11 which is by far the best backpack. A ton of room — it folds all the way down, which is huge… I’ve played some Army bases and they’ve given me these patches and wanted me to put them on there. So it’s just kind of a thank you to them.”
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph
“This was a gift to me from Old Dominion as a touring gift which is by far one of the best gifts I’ve had. The Speedmaster is the first watch to the Moon, so if it’s good enough for outer space, it’s good enough for a touring musician.”
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