David Mead has been featured on My Old Kentucky Blog’s live video performance series Laundro Matinee.
David also recorded special versions of three additional songs from his newly released Almost and Always.
David’s tour kicks off on Thursday in Chicago and hits cities around the country.
Dates after the jump!
Sept 3 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
Sept 4 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
Sept 5 – the Basement – Nashville, TN
Sept 8 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
Sept 9 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
Sept 10 – Night Cats – Easton, MD
Sept 11 – Burlap N Bean – Newton Square, PA (Philly)
Sept 12 – Tosco Music Party – Charlotte, NC
Sept 17 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA
Sept 18 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
Sept 19 – The White Mule – Columbia, SC
Sept 25 – Zanzabar’s – Louisville, KY
Sept 26 – Flying Otter Vineyards – Adrian, MI
Sept 27 – White’s Bar – Saginaw, MI
Sept 28 – One Trick Pony – Grand Rapids, MI
Sept 29 – Acoustic Cafe – Ann Arbor, MI
Check out the Single “Last Train Home” here!
AAA airplay at KCRW, Reg’s Coffee House, Acoustic Cafe, WXPN, WFUV, WFPK
“Last Train Home” chosen as NPR’s Song of the Day
“With gorgeous songs like the title track, “Last Train Home” and “Blackberry Winters,”
Almost And Always is an ideal soundtrack for a quiet evening at home.”
“Wow. What a fantastic record. Hats off to Mr. Mead!”
The long awaited “Almost & Always” is out NOW on Cheap Lullaby Records!
Who is David Mead!?
“Almost and Always” is David Mead’s fifth full-length release. His most intimate work to date, the album examines life after marriage and the promise of things to come. Mead collaborated with producer Brad Jones (Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Jill Sobule, Butterfly Boucher, Over The Rhine, Josh Rouse, White Light Motorcade) and new songwriting partner Bill DeMain (Swan Dive) to create a quiet, soulful collection that sets 21st century pop songs in classic arrangements that recall Harry Nilsson, Paul Anka and Harry Belafonte.
As always, Mead’s honeyed voice is front and center, gently accented with classical guitar, woodwinds and string quartet.
When asked about the three year lapse since the release of his last album, the critically acclaimed Tangerine, Mead is characteristically frank. “I had to take some time away from touring. I had basically been in a rental car by myself for eight months of every year since 2000 and I was just fried. And perpetually broke. It wasn’t fun anymore.” After spending 2007 living in Brooklyn, Mead separated from his wife and returned to his native Nashville in early 2008, initially landing in a room in his father’s basement for a few months. “The change was a little paralyzing. I had left pretty much every- thing but my books and a few lamps in Brooklyn, and there I was, back in Nashville, well into my 30’s, doing manual labor and wondering what was supposed to happen next.”
Through the transition, Mead had been continuing to write with DeMain. The pair had amassed an impressive catalogue of songs that were initially intended for a female singer. “We had all these gorgeous songs that didn’t have a home… we wanted to find a young Bette Midler to sing them. Or Bette herself.” But Mead had been singing the vocals on their demo recordings of the songs, and a friend who heard them thought otherwise. “So I asked Bill if I could hijack some of our Bette Midler torch songs for my album, and he graciously allowed it. It was interesting going back into them that way. It was almost like doing a covers album… at first it seemed less personal, but then I realized that it was just less self-conscious and therefore a lot more personal.”
1. Rainy Weather friend
2. Little Boats
3. Blackberry Winters
4. Mojave Phone Booth
5. Twenty Girls Ago
6. From My Window Sill
8. Gramercy Vaudeville
9. Last Train Home
10. Almost and Always
11. Love Don’t Leave Me Now
12. Sleeping In Saturday
RCA – 1999 – Luxury of Time
RCA – 2001 – Mine and Yours
NETTWERK – 2004 – Indiana
YEP ROCK – 2005 – Wherever You Are
TALLULAH – 2006 – Tangerine
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