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!!
david m bailey is a singer/songwriter with a spiritual core that runs throughout his music. Since being diagnosed with a brain tumor, david has discovered the subtle irony of the simultaneous fragility and strength of life. He takes this lesson and turns it into a gift that he shares with anyone who will take a moment to hear. If you are a person at the top of your game, you meet a companion who knows how much work and how many dreams it took you to get there. If you are one who is dealing with a time when your "heart gets rearranged," you meet a friend who offers words of courage, insight and hope.
In his new album, Lost and Found, david bailey presents the wisdom that comes with time while maintaining the vision that comes after life gets turned upside down. As always, david is prophetic and pastoral without being preachy or assuming. The songs are about life's journey. Our trek to find what is lost sometimes leads us to something fresh, like the values of friendship, the beauty of a new day and the secret of life found in caring for people around us. Lost and Found includes some classic bailey themes: time, dreams and gratitude. It also tackles more challenging subjects like reawakening love, exposing prejudice, and church politics (which are not unlike other institutional politics). The melodies dovetail into the lyrics in a way that seem effortless and natural. david's music stirs the soul, his words make us think, his humor makes us smile and his message helps us not miss the gift of each new day. david, thank you.
-Susan Goins-Eplee, University of Virginia Cancer Center
There are a number of singer-songwriters whose accomplishments far exceed their reputation, and high on that list is david m. bailey. It's a bittersweet kind of joy (to crib a line from one of his new songs) to encounter an artist of such insight, warmth and honesty, at the same time to realize that he has yet to be discovered by most folk fans around the country. With luck - and especially if he keeps writing the kind of uplifting testaments of faith, love and hope you'll find on this CD - his work will soon get the widespread attention it deserves. It is, to go back to another of david's telling lyrics, a hope that will not die.
-Bob Sherman, WFUV 90.7Fordham University, Bronx, New York