david nash

I look into your eyes and its a river im chasing…

Who’s listening?

This is a fun graphic showing where the streams came from on spotify last week. I swear none of those streams are me 🙂 Seems like most listens are for “Paul Bunyan’s Lament“. As always, thanks for listening! It means a lot to me to see some people are enjoying the music.

streams by location


Tomorrow Night: Short set at Root Note, La Crosse, Wi

I’m planning on playing a short set at the open mic tomorrow night at the Root Note in La Crosse, Wi.

I’m thinking I’ll play two of the following:

  1. Paul Bunyan’s Lament
  2. The Painter
  3. Number 8
  4. Passing Through


Which ones…… Thoughts?

Open mic at the Root Note in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

I got out to play once again this week. I’ve been hitting the Root Note open mic about once every 3-4 weeks. It is always a great turnout with a wide variety of talents. I really enjoy it and can say for certain it give me an opportunity to share the recent album material but I’m hoping to start playing some of the new songs I’ve been writing. Ive got two or three new songs I’m pretty pleased with. They just keep on coming!

As always, you can find the tunes by searching “david nash” on iTunes or Spotify. Follow this link for Spotify

If I can save up enough, and I start playing out more, I may end up printing some CDs but for now, I haven’t taken that step.

Happy Friday everyone! Keep listening to music! Right now I’m listening to Parker millsap and billy strings. Check em out!

The post release wave

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s because I haven’t written songs much the last few months as I got ready to put out the fourth CD, but for the last week I’ve really been feeling a wave of songs is welling up in me. I wrote two the last couple days and I’ve had lots of melodies and lyrics swirling around in my head.

I came up with a little writing exercises to get things moving as well.

It’s a fill in the blank project. Try and do it as many different ways as possible. No rules. Make it your own.

It’s nothing miraculous but it also has me anxious. I need to seize this wave because I don’t know when the next one will come. I just need to make the time to surf it.

Happy Tuesday!

Album 4 is out!!

Follow the link for a listen on Spotify or go ahead and buy the CD on most media outlets

As a DIY musician this has been a fun project. I think it is the most consistent recording I’ve done yet. Happy October!

New album coming out October 4!!!

Can’t wait for you guys to here the new songs. There are 10 tracks. Just me and the guitar still for this CD. I’ve been working on these songs for the last 9-10

months or so. Nothing fancy in terms of recording but overall I think better quality than the last CD. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to the release date!

– David

Getting out!!!!

I’ve been getting out to play recently which has been great! I’ve played the last two weeks at the Root Note open mic. They are short sets but a great crowd. Really one of the better open mics I’ve been to.

A bonus is that they have great beer. And crepes. Get the crepes. So good.

I’m hoping to make this a regular stop for me to play new and old music.

Enjoy finding it

Under Sara’s guidance, I ventured out to play an open mic in my new community: La Crosse, Wi. It’s been a long time since I’ve played out. I’m hoping to get back into the local “scene.” The Root Note, a local coffee shop, has weekly open mics.

Tonight I got up and played for a great and attentive crowd. They were gracious letting me get through some tuning and sound checks and applauded at all the right places. Thanks for playing along!! 🙂

A friendly fellow came by afterward and had some nice things to say. He told me that one of my songs will “bring me to the top.” I told him I don’t know where that is. He said, “well, enjoy finding it.”

To, i say, thank you. Thank you for the encouragement. It was sincere and just what I needed.

Still working on the Mandolin

Slowly but surely, I’m learning to play the mandolin.  I’ve just bought another book to help me build my foundation. The tricky part is trying to learn the music theory and reading sheet music. It really is like learning another language.

I haven’t written anything on the guitar for some time besides a few simple children’s songs for a 30 minute set on  the children’s stage at Great River Folk Fest this Sunday. I’m way more nervous for that then the songwriter’s contest.

Once the folk festival is done, I’m planning on finalizing the recording for album number 4. I’m really looking forward to finishing this project up.

Well, I’m dozing off as I write this. Oh well, off to bed. Have a great Thursday!

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