Ultimate Ears’ Artist to Watch: David Berkeley

I am very excited about our first Artist to Watch for March, David Berkeley.  David 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 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. On Some Kind of Cure, his fourth studio album, David delivers some of his most heartfelt tunes blending folk, rock, and classic pop to create timeless expressions of love and longing.

The majority of songs on Some Kind of Cure were written while David and his family were living in a remote 35-person village in the mountains of Corsica.  He kept a diary of his stay on Corsica, which became the basis of his accompanying book, 140 Goats and A Guitar: The Stories Behind Some Kind of Cure.

Like his songs, the stories are well-constructed pieces filled with revealing details and poetic language. Berkeley’s concept is a unique one: The book will include a download code for the album, and readers are encouraged to move through the book reading each story and then listening to the corresponding song.


Do not miss David at SXSW and on his upcoming Intimate Tour!

Sat, Mar 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
Sun, Mar 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Art Of The Song Radio
Mon, Mar 14 – Houston, TX – Blue Willow Bookshop – reading, performance & book signing
Wed, Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – TBA
Thurs, Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Tijuana Gift Shop’s TEXAS TORNADO @ Rusty Spurs – SXSW – 2pm
Fri, Mar 18 – Austin, TX – SXSW – TBA
Sat, Mar 20 – Austin, TX – The Tap Room – SXSW – official showcase – 7:30pm
Sat, Apr 9 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Sat, May 14 – Denver, CO – Swallow Hill Presents at Tuft Theater
Wed, June 1 – Berkeley, CA – Books Inc on 4th St
Wed, June 15 – New York, NY – Bryant Park – FREE
Thurs, June 16 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2


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