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House Concert + Dessert Feast + Everytown Fundraiser with David Berkeley
Yuki and Chris's House
Santa Fe, NM
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House Concert + Dessert Feast + Everytown Fundraiser with David Berkeley
We've been wanting to host a listening room concert with our friend David Berkeley for a long time, and it seems that Friday March 1st is that time at last. Here's the notion: We create a salon ala Paris in the 20s in our very own home. We cut out the noise and overpriced drinks of the club scene. We tear down the stages and lights that separate artist from audience. And in its place, we provide an amazingly intimate concert experience. Plus, I'm going to make a lot of desserts. And then, we're going to donate 50% of the proceeds to Everytown (https://everytown.org), which is an amazing organization working to combat gun violence. The evening will be adults (older kids allowed) and BYOB (but yes, desserts will be provided). And there's rumors that Ren and Jackson may join David on a song.

If you haven't heard David's music, here's a bit more on him:
David Berkeley has been called "a musical poet" by San Francisco Chronicle, "a double fantasy of Nick Drake and Donovan" by Rolling Stone, and praised for his "lustrous, melancholy voice" by The New York Times. Berkeley has released seven albums and authored two books. He's been a guest on This American Life and has won the Kerrville New Folk Competition and ASCAPs coveted Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award.  Berkeley has opened/toured with Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ray LaMontagne, Billy Bragg, Ben Folds, Don McLean, Dido, Rufus Wainwright, Joseph Arthur, Duncan Sheik, Colin Hay, Nickel Creek and Guster. He has performed on Mountain Stage, World Cafe, WFPKs Live Lunch, XM/Satellite Loft Sessions, Daytrotter, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN, KPFA and many, many more. His most recent project is a novella of intertwining short stories and an accompanying album of songs, each sung from the perspective of the stories main characters. Its an incredible combination that, like most of Berkeleys art, manages to both break and heal the heart.

In the midst of touring with his duo project Son of Town Hall, Berkeley has been busy writing and recording a batch of political songs that speaks to our divided and troubled times.  "The Faded Red and Blue" comprises five songs covering the central topics that have filled the airwaves and newspapers for the past two years: Trump, gun violence, immigration, the environment, even suicide. "I have two young sons, Berkeley explains. "These past two years have been particularly tough for me not only as a songwriter but also as a father. Though I found it easy to write about what was angering me, I wanted to do more than just rant. I didnt want to widen an already gaping divide. Thats not really why I write songs." Berkeley has managed to find hope, despite the subject matter. "So Ive tried to find some common ground, maybe even some shared humanity, he continues. I wrote them as much for me as for you. And I wrote them for my boys. To remind us all that we still live in a world that is worth loving, that is still worth holding dear." The release comes at a time in our national history where we so need a voice that can spread compassion and encourage unity.

Hear more at www.davidberkeley.com

Location

Yuki and Chris's House (View)
Tano Road Area (exact address revealed at purchase)
Santa Fe, NM 87506
United States

Categories

Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

Contact

Owner: David Berkeley
On BPT Since: Sep 16, 2016
 
Yuki Murata Long
www.davidberkeley.com


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