Reviewer: Tamara Turner, CD Baby
A CD Baby favorite, David M. Bailey presents this 2-CD anthology of the best of his work from the past 8 years. Writing from his life experiences of having overcome a terminal condition, the spirit of determination and hope is at the root of his songs. His insight into life weaves through his lines, buoying his messages upon his vocals. And his voice- tattered and strained on the surface and yet extending deeper beneath a heart of knowing and believing- carries a unique, wistful warmth. This is some of the best adult male folk pop you will find within and beyond our little indie world.
david is a walking songwriting singing miracle. After being told he had a brain tumor and would be dead in several months, he quit his corporate career and returned to his love of music. ...That was an 8 years ago.
He spent those years recording 9 albums of original material in support of what has become a full-time nationwide touring schedule (39 states and counting). He's won numerous songwriting awards (including the prestigious Kerrville NewFolk) and his story has been featured on national TV (48 hours, 60 Minutes).
Hope, the Anthology, is a triumphant compilation of his most inspiring and uplifting songs from his current recordings. This 2-disc set also features 4 new songs, including "Life Goes On!" This project is a melodic masterpiece of endurance and grace, showcasing the very best of what it means to keep on keeping on.
david is well-known as a 12 survivor of a malignant brain tumor that was supposed to have killed him in 6 months. His amazing story of hope and survival has been shared with and inspired thousands of fans all over the world. If you are reading this here on CD baby, you are also learning that david is a prolific songwriter and keeps a relentless tour schedule across the nation and the world in support of his multiple CD’s. The more you get to know his music, the more you will learn of the many sides of david: survivor, yes, but also poet, philosopher, theologian, comedian, activist, husband, father, friend, and lover of all things coffee. This Presbyterian, passionate, fully reformed, liberally conservative peace-loving hippie-folksinger will wow you exotic guitar licks, but also inspire you with words you only wish you’d written yourself. Take the time to browse, listen, buy a couple CD;’s, visit his website, www.davidmbailey.com, and odds are before long, he’ll be in your area and you’ll be a fan of the music and the man. Thanks for stopping by – Keep on!!