Davis duo, Night Shift billed for Niles Thursday Concert SeriesPublished 9:32pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Dominic John Davis and his wife, Rachael, will share the bill at 6 tonight with Night Shift as part of the Niles Thursday Concert Series.
Rachael, a folk singer who writes her own songs and formerly was with the group Shout Sister Shout, is no stranger to Riverfront Park in downtown Niles.
Selected to play in the Niles Bluegrass Festival in 2004, she was running late and did not park her car appropriately. As she performed, she looked out over the scene — which included the parking lot — and saw that her car was being towed. She was not afraid to protest via the microphone in her hand.
Concert meister Tom Majarek rushed to the scene of the vehicle in motion and explained the situation. The gentleman was kind enough to bring it back to her and the car got parked as it should be.
Rachael’s husband, Dominic, formerly of the band Skippin’ In It, which delves into Americana roots, did not have any dramatic tales to report when he was last in Niles. However, when he and his wife recently returned to Michigan from Nashville, he told Majarek he had fond memories of the Riverfront and would like to play there again. Majarek took him up on his word and immediately put him on the bill.
“We had an opportunity to add a ‘surprise act’ to the series, so we did,” Majarek said.
Night Shift will open and close the evening with rock music with a horn section, similar to tunes in the vein of Chicago.