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david nash

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

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

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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!! đŸ™‚

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!

Songwriting Contest! I’m in!

Re-recording

I’ve recorded 13 songs now, 12 of which I think could go on the next CD. I put them on a disc and listened to them yesterday to and from work. There were a couple things I was pleased with, but more that I was not. I know I can do better. I just got a new laptop, and I think with a bit more care and practice, I can make these songs sound better. I don’t have a band. I don’t have a host of instruments and sounds to make this more than what it is, me and a guitar, but I can make it clean and consistent. My goal would be to make it sound like I was sitting next to you playing live. Not playing live through a wall or with pops and other dirty sounds.

Here’s to the next round of recording. I’m hoping to get this done and out by September. Fingers crossed!

My Rhythm of Writing

My songs come in 4-6 week waves. There are small periods in between where I might write something that feels trite or lacks real feeling, but every 4-6 weeks I hit one that might have potential.

I’m trying to battle through a couple now… Deciding how I feel about them.

I’ve got a new laptop coming that might help with the editing process of my songs. We will see.

Anyway, happy Monday! Go outside!

That time of year again: Great River Folk Festival songwriting contest 

That’s right! The Great River Folk Festival is accepting entries to their songwriter contest.  This was a fun event last year and I’m getting my entry ready!

Best wishes to those out there submitting an entry!

Prairie home companion with Josh Ritter

So I’ve had a tough time getting used to the new setup of prairie home companion. I don’t really enjoy the comedians so much (has never been my thing) and I miss the storytelling. That being said, I LOVE the guests Chris Thiele has on the show. 
Last weekend he had Josh ritter. I’m a big fan of him so we got tickets. To my surprise, our other favorites Aoife Odonovan and Sarah Jarohz were there too. Also Jon batiste was ther to top it off. 

They do a live video of every show. After seeing the show, you really realize the new format is all about the music. It is an amazing show but it is, for sure, best seen and not heard, at lest in my opinion. 

If you can go see it, it’s worth it!

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