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!!
a -super-special-silly-serious-sensitive-sweet'n sour-scintillating solo-singer-songwriter-survivor CD :-) 19 Tracks, (yes, [sigh] including the airport song...)] something for everyone. This project is co-produced by Donny Holcombe and Scotte Moore Also featured throughout the album is the fine lip-bleeding harp of one Mr. John Whitlow of Scuffletown fame. The project was recorded in a mountain cabin, a home studio, and a highway hotel. - song notes:
All Day Today - remake of a song I wrote in '96- been wanting to do this for a long time - it's now huge, and a cool opener. One of my dad's favoirite songs too :- )
Trying to Believe- another remake of an old song with some new Donny production magic that has breathed incredible fresh life into it.
Times Like These- Scott helped me reshape the music into something way more exotic. There's also a dance re-mix version that will show up sometime in the future.
Rusty Brick Road- all acoustic, one of my favorite finger-picking tunes, and one of the 2 songs that earned a winning spot in Kerrville :-)
Make Up your Mind- There's an 'extendo-jam'-reprise of this song at the end of the sisc that is one of the coolest spontaneous musical moments I've lived through.
No Matter What it Takes - this is a new he-said-she-said love song in the vein of 'Letting Go' with one of my most favorite chorus's ever
Like it's All You Have to Do- Wasn't sure about this one until I played it at a weekend retreat and one girl told me she got chills. Those are ususally keepers...
Have You Ever- Should have called this "20 Questions" because it is entirely comprised of questions. 20 or them actually ... :-)
The Message of Hope- One of those rare epic-artist-defining-you'll-hear-this-one-at-every-show-type songs with a monstrous end.
Let it Go- My pal and hero, Matthew Fullerton, contributed a word or two to this one (not sure which ones.. :-)
When It Rains- I really should not be putting it on another disc, but this time, we finally got it right...
Brand New Day- gentle reminder that the fat lady has not yet sung
Airport Song- The liner notes in the disc include a special apology for this one.
Long Distance Dad - hard to write, but important
Hope, AK - it's a real town (in Alaska). I went there. Wrote a song about it. Walzable.
Midnight in Wheeling - a single moment in 1996 that's still with me.
Keep On Keepin on - ie. KOKO. (!)
Summer Lane - Where I now live. Also one of the videos featured on the not-yet-released-DVD (fall?)
Benediction - I close a lot of shows with this one and the only recording of it is a shaky one on the live album, captured moments after writing it. This is how it really sounds.
No album promo-piece would be complete without a quote from someone who is supposed to know something about music. Peter Mayer is a friend, musical mentor, brilliant songwriter, and, when he's not touring with his band, is Jimmy Buffet's guitar player. I figured that might qualify for 'official good quote source' He wrote the following:
David Bailey's songs should be carried along on your journey as a provision for times like these. They stand for courage and faith; they lean toward the light, in a time when darkness and defense is staging a powerful sit in in our world. My favorite track on Rusty Brick Road describes this work best. It's a "message of hope that never grows old, its the heat of the fire that drives out the cold"
(thanks peter :-)