David Newberry, music
Here's some exciting news for you. Keep your eyes here for updates.
It has been a remarkable summer. I've been all over BC playing with some of the finest musicians I know, sharing stages with many of my favourite bands, at some of the greatest little festivals in The West. From the charming Tiny Lights in tiny Ymir, to the back-alley Elevate The Arts on Vancouver Island, to my ninth annual ArtsWells festival, it has been a summer to remember.
Just one more to go until I hibernate for a while, and that is Victoria BC's epic Rifflandia Festival. It takes place September 12th to 15th, and puts me on a poster beside folks like Courtney Love, Death From Above 1979, Stars, Cold Specks, along with a batch of dear friends like Willhorse, Reid Jameison, Dave Lang, and literally hundreds more. We're playing Friday at 8:30 at The Wood Hall. See you there!
Other than that, I've just put finishing touches on a EP that will be called Desire Lines, and hope to have it to you soon. The invisible magic on projects like this always takes a bit longer than you might think, but you'll be the first to know when it's ready to see the light. You can hear me play the title track in a Vancouver park here.
And while we're talking about Vancouver parks, me and some friends played a roosty new version of a song from my previous record No One Will Remember You in Stanley Park not too long ago, and here's the video. The song is English Bay, and we played it, well, in English Bay (see what I did there?). Thanks to Daniel at DR Media for enabling this, and to my long-time (and hopefully life-long) collaborators Jenny and Elise for helping me out with this.
Until next time, poets. Stay dry. I'll miss you.
You can stream and purchase my records on Bandcamp or on iTunes. The uptight critics who really run the show are digging it, and so should you.
CBC Music says that "Newberry doesn’t sacrifice lyrical creativity even when he’s making noisy, guitar-driven tunes..." and jokes that "rumour has it that if you hold an English Bay seashell to your ear, you can faintly make out the sounds of his roving music."
Exclaim! Magazine thinks that: "Newberry can be filed alongside the likes of young troubadours like Jerry Leger and Corin Raymond as evidence that Canadian roots music is in good hands."
No Depression kindly set aside their only-banjos approach to roots music and suggested that: "While other singer-songwriters talk about their storytelling skills and their ability to draw you into a song, Canadian singer David Newberry delivers. His new album "No One Will Remember You" is packed with beautifully crafted songs, the kind of music that has to be made by hand with great care. Coupled with his beautiful voice, you have quite the package... His songs are gently sad, almost wistful, possibly exhausted: really the only emotions we have anymore in a world on the brink.... a refreshingly ego-less perspective that's unfortunately very rare."
Alan Cross (yeah) says that Newberry has "equal parts 'The River' era Springsteen and Neil Young folk rock elements in his music," and say's we've made a "Soulful, really impressive sophomore album." That's pretty cool, right?
I am out on the road more and more every week. Find all the info in the shows section.
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