2023 Festival Performer

Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis

Michigan natives Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis look for the magic that happens when two voices share a melody. Since pairing up with Dave, Kristi’s natural gift for harmony has brought new life to Dave’s celebrated catalog of songs, as is evidenced on their latest CD Seven Stars Around the Moon, which has garnered radio play from New Jersey to New Zealand.

Dave & Kristi songs blend many schools of American roots and popular music including folk, blues, swing, and old time country. The lyrics testify to the power of true love, rebirth, snow plows, coffee, and migrating fish.

“Much needed cheer to the challenging times we’re facing.” -Bill Keith, Trinity House Theatre

Before picking up the acoustic songwriter mantle, Dave spent ten years with the Detroit-based alternative rock saloon kings The Junk Monkeys.The band toured the nation relentlessly sharing bills with such acts as The Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish, while recording under the Warner Bros./Metal Blade label from 1990-93.

Prior to teaming up with Dave, Kristi logged in about 1,200 performances and 240,000 eye-high kicks as a Radio City Rockette. She also sailed the globe as a singer-dancer on luxurious cruise ships, and worked in musical theatre productions with showbiz icons Susan Anton, Buddy Ebsen, Maurice Hines, Jack Jones, Paige O’Hara, Juliet Prowse, and Rip Taylor.

• SUN - 1:50-2:35 - Schafer Song Stage
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