Rooster Davis is an Edmonton based blues pianist who predominantly plays the music from New Orleans and who's own style of singing and playing most resembles that of Dr. John (Mac Rebennak).
Edmonton based pianist and organist, Rooster Davis, specializes in the New Orleans traditions of seminal players such as Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, and James Booker. His own style is a combination of everything he has learned from these great players, giving him a driving, rhythmic style of playing the blues, and a heavy NOLA second line funk feel. Rooster performs solo piano, solo piano with vocals, duo (usually with saxophone or trombone) with or without vocals, or with his band, which can be anywhere from a trio to a quartet. Rooster travels every year to New Orleans and studies piano there with Tom McDermott, Joshua Paxton, and Joe Krown, and is considered one of the leading experts in this style of piano performance here in Canada.