Okay, so, get this: CBC is throwing a big rock and roll party on a train. All aboard, bands, meals, champagne, drive from one damn side of this visually stunning country to the other. And get second this: They’re having a vote to decide who are the last three bands to join the line up. And get third this: My country-rock-and-roll-side-project-super-group LMNOP (which stands for Lamb, Murdoch, Newberry, and the Other People) has made the long list.
You know me. I love trains. I. Love. Trains. I implore you. I beg you. I massage your feet and make you dinner. Head over to this here webpage and put your check mark next to LMNOP and two other groups, and click submit. Please oh please oh please. We’re the most Western Canadian thing you’ve met since proper ramen.
That’s really the big news right now. So as you can see, it’s an exciting time for all of us here at David Newberry, music, and I am delighted that you have joined us for it.
If you’re stopping by for the first time, you should know we (David Newberry & Friends) have just released a record. It’s called No One Will Remember You. The reviews are beginning to wander indoors from the cold for this record.
For example: 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.”
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?
Megaphone Magazine observes that “Newberry’s style and sound straddle both folk and rock, and the album can feel both light and dark, somber and uplifting at the same time.”
Roots Music Canada says the record is full of “Songs. Real songs, together with a sound that’s strong enough to set him apart from more everyday singer-songwriters.”
ThoseWhoDig say: “Ripe with nostalgia, infectious melodies, and a comfortable feeling of song familiarity Dave Newberry’s new release is a must have.”
Victoria’s Martlet says: “Alive with bright pedal steel and a sort of critical Canadiana, the album is flushed with sentimentality for Newberry’s home country as well as a frustration with its many ailments… Lyrical craftsmanship of a consistent calibre is the heart of this album.”
Vancouver Weekly graciously states that: “Newberry’s cheekily-titled sophomore effort, released through Vancouver’s Northern Electric label and produced by Adam Iredale (of Fish and Bird), amplifies the momentum created by his 2010 solo debut, When We Learn The Things We Need To Learn.”
I am out on the road as often as I can be right now promoting this album. Find all the info in the shows section.
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