An Evening of Songs and Stories with David Berkeley
The Manitou Art Center, members Alec and Ellie Hart, and E-11 Creative Workshop are thrilled to host a listening room concert featuring internationally-touring songwriter David Berkeley.
Here's the notion: We create a pop up venue in E-11, cook up some street tacos and let the wine flow. We cut out the noise and overpriced drinks of the club scene. We tear down the typical barrier that separate artist from audience. And in its place, we provide an amazingly intimate concert experience.
A note from Ellie and Alec: David has been a friend for a long long while. We've seen him many times in Atlanta and in his new home of Santa Fe. Joining David onstage will be another of our dear friends, the multi-talented musician, composer, arranger, and producer, Will Robertson. We simply can't wait to share this rare gem of a performance with you. A percentage of each ticket purchased will go to support our beloved MAC.
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
Manitou Art Center - E11 Creative Workshop (Ver)
515 Manitou Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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