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Ex-Lansing resident to play bass with Jack White on new “Prairie Home”

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David James Swanson
Dominic Davis (R) will join Jack White for a set on 'A Prairie Home Companion' Saturday.

Dominic Davis spent years in the Lansing-area performing with roots band Steppin’ In It. Now in Nashville, Davis talks about his appearance this Saturday with Jack White on the relaunch of Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.

For 40 years, host Garrison Keillor has defined Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. This Saturday night, the next iteration of the beloved program, heard here on 90.5-FM WKAR, debuts. Musician Chris Thile replaces Keillor as the host of the program.

A couple of Michigan natives, one with close ties to Lansing, will be performing in the show.

Dominic John Davis was the bass player for the acclaimed Lansing-based roots band, Steppin In It. Today, from his base in Nashville, Davis plays bass with Detroit native Jack White and in many other projects. Their latest is “Jack White Acoustic Recordings.”

Current State talks with Dominic Davis ahead of Saturday night’s A Prairie Home Companion performance about helping to launch the next iteration of the renowned program. 

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