Luke Tuchscherer from The Whybirds is running a Pledge campaign to raise funds to release he solo album, the album was recorded with Tom Peters who had a hand on both previous The Whybirds’ albums Cold Blue Sky and A Little Blood. Keen to explore a his country side Luke has recorded, mixed and mastered the tracks for You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense but is looking for your help to get the physical product complete.
You can choose a Pledge from a range of options here and listed to a selection of tracks from the album here and now.
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Silver Ladder is the new album from songwriter Peter Mulvey that gets a UK release on March 31st, Mulvey ran a very successful fan-funding project on Kickstarter to help get the recording out to a wider audience and the album was produced Chuck ‘Green on Red’ Prophet. The muse came arose from the ashes of a turbulent period of Mulvey’s personal life, a period that left him searching for a way out and catharsis came from writing; “I’ve been through it. I bet you have too,” he said, “but there are times in life when you turn a corner and suddenly everything is simple: let’s make some songs, people! Let’s play!” .
Peter Mulvey – Lies You Forgot You Told
Ireland & UK Tour · March-April 2014
Weds 19 Wexford The Sky & The Ground
Thurs 20 Kildare Cunningham’s
Fri 21 Belfast The Errigle Inn
Sat 22 Ballybofey Balor Arts Centre
Sun 23 Dublin The Vintage Room at The Workman’s Club
Mon 24 Ballymore Eustace Mick Murphy’s
Tues 25 Formby Grateful Fred’s at The Cafe D’Art
Weds 26 Brighton The Greys
Thurs 27 Cropredy The Brasenose Arms
Fri 28 Barton Upon Humber Ropery Hall at The Ropewalk
Sat 29 Belper The Queens Head
Sun 30 Barnsley Horizon Theatre – Barnsley Acoustic Roots Day NB. Afternoon Show
Sun 30 Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club
Mon 31 Norwich The Bicycle Shop
Tues 1 London The Old Queen’s Head, Islington with Kimmie Rhodes
David Berkeley is touring in Europe and the UK this summer as part of the The New American Troubadours Tour with Peter Bradley Adams and Robby Hecht which culminates with an appearance at the Maverick Festival (though more dates are to be announced as I write) and includes a local show at Henry Tudor House. Originaly from New Jersey the singer-songwriter has spent the last decade living in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Berkeley and Corsica before arriving with his wife and two young sons in Santa Fe, the new environment providing some of the creative inspiration for his current album – which is released in the UK on March 17th. The Fire in My Head is Berkeley’s fifth studio album and was recorded recorded in two days at The Kitchen Sink recording studio in the Sangre de Christo mountains just north of Santa Fe, the songs were performed live by Berkeley (vocals, guitar, percussion and bass) with studio support from Bill Titus (guitar, keys, organ, drums) and Jordan Katz (trumpet and banjo), the resulting album is presents a thoughtful collection of songs with a suffused melancholia running through the themes that see Berkeley explore the human condition, mortality and the resilience and redemptive powers of love.
One of the albums highlights is Shelter, a track written by Berkeley at the request of New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben which he has been using for the international promotional campaign for his book, saving the best to last though is my pick of tracks the closing number Song for the Road.
Berkeley has toured extensively in the US and overseas and supported luminaries including the all conquering Adele and Mumford and Sons, as well as Don McLean, Ray LaMontagne, Billy Bragg, Nickel Creek and Rhett Miller, the album is available on vinyl too – direct from the man himself with a more than reasonable UK shipping charge.
Wednesday 18 Remscheid, Germany Saxo Bar *
Sunday 22 Breda, Netherlands Mezz *
Monday 23 Eindhoven, Netherlands Meneer Frits *
* David Berkeley & Robby Hecht only
Wednesday 25 London The Slaughtered Lamb
Thursday 26 Nottingham The Maze
Friday 27 York Private House Concert
Saturday 28 Leeds Seven Arts
Sunday 29 Kirton in Lindsey, Diamond Jubilee Town Hall
Monday 30 Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House
Wednesday 2 Southport Grateful Fred’s @ The Atkinson
Thursday 3 Glencarse, nr. Perth The Byre at Inchyra
Saturday 5 Easton, Suffolk Maverick Festival 2014
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