Stacia Y. Davis
Stacia Yvette Davis sparked an interest in playing the drums at the early age of 6 years old. It was then that she would watch The Jeffersons and play the beat of the theme music with forks as drum sticks and encyclopedias as tom toms. Growing up in church, like other musicians’, Stacia was often times mesmerized by drummers. It wasn’t until the church had hired a new minister of music, Eric Johnson, that Stacia was afforded the opportunity to play for the mass choir in Sunday morning services. He would often time say to her, “don’t play like a girl”.
In high school, Stacia tried out for the high school band but was rejected because she didn’t know how to read music. When the band director saw her playing during a church service, it was then that he expressed interest in Stacia playing for the high school band. Stacia respectfully declined and self-taught herself the basics in reading music.
Not only is Stacia faithful to her local church but she has also played for other ministries and gospel music artist such as: Bishop Charles Lyles and the New John Howard Gospel Caravans and Second Baptist Church Women’s Department Celebration. She is inspired by John W. Howard, Jr., Jeff Davis and Calvin Rodgers.