Born in Hollywood, CA in 1961, Davol moved to Colorado when he was seven. With primarily classical piano training, he developed an interest in electronic music as a teenager. High school and college years exposed him to jazz and classical harpsichord. His first compositions became the collection of pieces on the Mystic Waters album in 1989. This seminal work made it to #15 on the Billboard New Age Chart, and remained on the charts for 25 weeks. The music from his albums has been used worldwide in TV, radio, video and multimedia productions.
Interestingly, Davol's career was originally in Microbiology, not music. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1989, and worked as a medical researcher until 1996 when he started a commercial venture, producing music for multimedia. This experience allowed him to write music in very diverse styles, and work with other instrumentalists.
Inspiration for Davol's compositions come from life events or activities, such as running, one of his favorite pastimes. "The Last Mile" is a perfect example of this. His other life obsession is the French language, which he speaks fluently and has studied in France.