Hello, poet friends. It’s been a wonderful three months here in Toronto, and as it winds down, I wanted to formalize my time here. So I hooked up with the fine folks at Southern Souls to make a couple of videos in a charming Toronto basement apartment.
Here is myself, as well as my dear friends Rachael Cardiello and JP Maurice playing a brand new song of mine, and one of JP’s.
I have one show left in Ontario, in Toronto, on April 1st in the back room of the Cameron House at 9pm.
DAVID NEWBERRY – Coyote from Southern Souls on Vimeo.
DAVID NEWBERRY – Pennies from Southern Souls on Vimeo.
Happy New Year, beautiful Poets.
It is so wonderful to see you in the light of this brand new day.
For all of our most recent news, check out the January newsletter, which is located here (and sign up for future letters here).
After a year in the swamp, my new EP “Desire Lines” is finally done. We “officially” released it in Toronto on February 1st, and will be having celebration shows throughout Ontario and Quebec in winter, and Western Canada in spring. You can download the album by visiting my bandcamp page. Find out about shows by visiting the shows section.
If you missed the album release show at the Cameron House in Toronto, here’s a small sample. It’s a live recording of a new song called “Freddie Mercury.”
And here is a video of a song from the new EP, shot very recently in Vancouver’s Stanley Park.
I will write more soon, my dear Poets, but for now, I’ve got to go hustle up a future.
You can stream and purchase our records on Bandcamp or on iTunes.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT DAVID NEWBERRY?
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 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.”