This is the next thing that’s happening: Edmonton-based (well, sort of… more like MiniVan-Based) baladeer Scott Cook will be joining the band and myself for our Vancouver Island mini-tour (three shows right off the top of June – Victoria – Duncan – Courtenay) in support of the new record. Find out all about it in the shows section or on facebook. Tweet your friends. Scott’s music moves mountains. Trust me.
Otherwise, 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. There is more on the way, but I wanted to slip into the third person narrative long enough toshare what people have started to say:
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?
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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