David Berkeley is a romantic realist, known for his ability to look at the human condition in all its complexity and give us luminous songs full of sunshine and anguish, melancholy and delight. He brings the people and situations he sings about to vibrant life with a warm, rich tenor that often slips into an aching falsetto to underline the overwhelming emotions that can move us to tears or laughter.
His new album, The Fire In My Head, started with Berkeley's move to Santa Fe with his family in August of 2012. Santa Fe (and new friend, fellow musician, Jono Manson) ignited, yet, another brilliant poetic masterpiece that sings beautifully. In his own words, Berkeley says, "There is a spontaneity and spirit in these recordings that I'm not sure are in any of my others. My voice, I believe, is more relaxed, a testament to the vibe in Santa Fe."
"Berkeley sings in a lustrous melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.... As his melodies ascend to become benedictions and consolations, the music shimmers and peals." Jon Pareles, The New York Times
Opening is Ben Rosenbush who recently released his sophomore album with his band, Ben Rosenbush & The Brighton. A Wild Hunger, finds a storytelling Rosenbush exploring more complex themes such as the lure of ambition, the fragility of hope, and the impending nature of change, as characters are often found struggling against the hungers of fate.
"...Ben Rosenbush proves he's anything but run-of-the-mill on his second album, "A Wild Hunger." The Duluth-bred part-time cellist boasts a nearly operatic voice that brings to mind Andrew Bird and Rufus Wainwright, and his songwriting style has all the drama to match..." Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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705 House (Minneapolis, MN) (View)
705 12th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414