Liam Davis '86 (2016)

After graduation from North Shore in 1986, Liam attended Kenyon College, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He first moved to Boston, where he worked as a musician/puppeteer for The Underground Railway Theatre, helping to bring educational theatre to young audiences.
His interest in music as a singer and guitarist led to a trek across Europe and several years of touring the States, making music on and off the stage. He knows and understands every aspect of music performance, production and recording. He also is experienced as a graphic designer across all media as well as integrated-marketing communications with a specialization in non-profit and educational markets.

Liam is a two-time Grammy nominee and achieved critical acclaim as one of the songwriters in Frisbie, whom Salon.com called “one of the best, most ambitious pop bands in America.” Liam works as a composer, producer, engineer, educator and nationally touring musician. He recently earned his first Broadway credit as Willy in the New Victory Theatre's production of The Mysterious Hat. Liam has produced and written music for TV and film for over a decade while developing cultural-arts programs to teach language arts and social-emotional learning—through songwriting—to students of every age throughout the country. His work with children's musician Justin Roberts has garnered seven National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Awards, and eight Parents' Choice Gold Awards.

His commitment to giving back has been nowhere more apparent than at North Shore where he served as a member of the Alumni Board and has provided Morning Exes, worked with students conducting songwriting workshops and one-on-one mentoring for North Shore’s Interim Week. He is the brother of Sydney Almquist Jackson, class of 1981, Erik Almquist, class of 1985, Colm Davis, class of 1989 and the son of the much-revered former faculty member John Almquist. His impressive career and passion for music, education, entertaining and teaching in the lives of children and adults, exemplifies the School motto of “Live and Serve.” North Shore County Day School proudly presents the 2016 Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition to Liam Davis.

Presented September 24, 2016 by Jeff Foreman '80
Alumni Board President, North Shore Country Day School
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