David Berkeley: Words and Music
While living in a 35-person village in the mountains of Corsica, David Berkeley wrote the most haunting and powerful music of his life. Upon returning to America, he began recording a collection of these songs. The result, to be released in January 25, 2011, is Berkeley's 4th studio album, Some Kind of Cure, rich with the images from that Mediterranean island and even the sounds of the village church bell and Corsican singers that David recorded while there. Produced by Will Robertson and entirely fan-funded, the album features Peter Bradley Adams on piano, Kevin O'Donnell (Andrew Bird) on drums, Kim Taylor (Over the Rhine) on background vocals, and Lex Price (Mindy Smith) on mandolin and guitars. Berkeley's philosophic and poetic lyrics have always set him apart from other singers of his generation. These songs feature his best writing yet, from the private whispers of a father to a son in the heartbreaking closing ballad "Winter Winds" to the roadside romance in the uptempo "Parachute." His "lustrous melancholy" voice, as described by the New York times, has never sounded better. Berkeley has also written an accompanying book of short stories (one for each song), 140 Goats and a Guitar, the Stories Behind Some Kind of Cure, to be released in conjunction with the album.
Visit www.davidberkeley.com for the new album and book.
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