Sunday, April 15, 2012

CBC wants to put us on the FESTIVAL EXPRESS, but we need your help.

Check it out: Canada's national radio/television company, CBC, is planning a great big, festival-express style rock concert that travels across the country by train. I'm serious. It's called Tracks on Tracks and it features some of Canada's finest.

However, they've left room for three more Western-Canadian acts to jump on board, and they're deciding it all with one of those online voting contests. I doubt I have to express to you how much I love trains, and so you can only imagine my excitement to learn that my oh-so-Western-Canadian-side-project-super-group LMNOP (James Lamb, Corbin Murdoch, David Newberry, and some Other People) has made the long-list of eligible contestants. We're listed along side some ridiculously high-profile, super-talented, and very friendly artists, and so we would all really, really love if you could head over and help us keep on keepin' on this list. Or at least stay competitive.  The list is updated every Wednesday, so th e sooner you vote the better, and then return and vote the next week too. You get to vote for three acts at a time.

I appreciate your support. LMNOP and voting info below.
That's my real appeal at this stage.
Thanks so much everyone, for your ongoing support. It means the world.
As you know we've just put out a record, and I just took it on the road to Ontario and Quebec with some old friends and family. It was a real pleasure to be back out there, and the record is garnering some good reviews. I'll leave you with those for now, and see you on the flip side.
If you'd like to know what I'm up to, its all over at

Love and kindness,

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Re-Welcome, and Re-views. David Newberry's blog life gets spicy.

Oh hello, Poets.

I've been away. It's been a wild time. So much has happened. So little time to blog.

But that's over now, Poets, I softly promise that much. I intend to use this space to gather the musings I already create elsewhere, like on my website (, podcast (, journalism (such as contributions I have made to BC Musician and the Toronto Tempest), as well as my personal musings about life, the universe, and everything. Don't Panic.

But I'll start with an announcement that a record I started making 13 months ago has finally seen the light of day. It is called "No One Will Remember You," which, while it may sound negative, is actually a celebration of subtlety, and of doing things for the right reasons, not the flashy ones.

I'm trying to be as un-subtle as possible with this release, and the irony isn't lost on me. But we worked hard to make it and we want you to hear it. You never know what people will think when you give them something you love. It's a marriage proposal to yourself, of sorts, but the public decides the answer. Everyone who worked on this record is really proud of it, and stuffing it in the mailbox addressed to people who are professionally employed to be critical is a somewhat terrifying experience. But I'll tell you what: So far it has gone smashingly. If it's alright with you, I will make this post short, and just give you a snippet of what people are saying so far.

Okay, Poets, I will see you on the flip side. If you have any questions about the record or the tour you can visit my website or drop me a line at I miss you.

Exclaim! Magazine thinks that: "Newberry can be filed alongside the likes of young troubadours like Jerry Leger and Corin Raymond as evidence that Canadian roots music is in good hands."
Alan Cross (yeah) says that Newberry has "equal parts 'The River' era Springsteen and Neil Young folk rock elements in his music," and says we've made a "Soulful, really impressive sophomore album."

Megaphone Magazine observes that "Newberry’s style and sound straddle both folk and rock, and the album can feel both light and dark, somber and uplifting at the same time."
Roots Music Canada says the record is full of "Songs. Real songs, together with a sound that’s strong enough to set him apart from more everyday singer-songwriters."
ThoseWhoDig say: "Ripe with nostalgia, infectious melodies, and a comfortable feeling of song familiarity Dave Newberry's new release is a must have."

Victoria's Martlet says: "Alive with bright pedal steel and a sort of critical Canadiana, the album is flushed with sentimentality for Newberry’s home country as well as a frustration with its many ailments... Lyrical craftsmanship of a consistent calibre is the heart of this album."
Vancouver Weekly graciously states that: "Newberry’s cheekily-titled sophomore effort, released through Vancouver’s Northern Electric label and produced by Adam Iredale (of Fish and Bird), amplifies the momentum created by his 2010 solo debut, When We Learn The Things We Need To Learn."

Until next time!