Davis draws his musical inspiration from Professor Longhair and Fats Domino, as does every New Orleans Rhythm and Blues piano player. What separates Davis is his lyrics. The wit, irony and self deprecation echo Randy Newman but the wry observations about life, humanity and New Orleans are uniquely his. Davis is a fifth generation New Orleanian raised in neighborhood of Carrollton. Post-Katrina, Davis Rogan was an Artist in Residence at the Royal Abbaye de Fontevraud in the Loire Valley, France. He has toured and recorded with French brass funk groups Ceux Qui Marchent Debout and Les Fils de Teuhpu. In addition to his duties on the program Treme, Davis performs regularly in New Orleans clubs. In 2010, on hiatus between Season 1 and Season 2 of Treme, Davis recorded his latest record, The Real Davis, which was co- produced by the show's music supervisor, Blake Leyh.