David Berkeley

Former Atlanta native and founder of the ATL Collective returns to Eddie's to release his new EP, "The Faded Red and Blue." Called "a musical poet" by the San Francisco Chronicle and praised for his "lustrous, melancholy voice" by The New York Times, Santa Fe-based songwriter and author David Berkeley has been a guest on This American Life, won the Kerrville New Folk competition and ASCAPs coveted Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award. Berkeley has opened/toured with Adele, Mumford & Sons, Ray LaMontagne, Billy Bragg, Ben Folds, Don McLean, Dido, Rufus Wainwright, Joseph Arthur, Duncan Sheik, Colin Hay, Nickel Creek and Guster. He has performed on Mountain Stage, World Cafe, WFPKs Live Lunch, XM/Satellite Loft Sessions, Daytrotter, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN, KPFA and many, many more. His last project was a first of its kind: a novella of intertwining short stories and an accompanying album of songs, each sung from the perspective of the stories main characters. Like all of Berkeley's catalogue, this was an incredible combination that managed to both break and heal the heart.

In the midst of touring with his duo project Son of Town Hall, David Berkeley has been busy writing and recording a batch of political songs that speak to our divided and troubled times. Releasing this November, "The Faded Red and Blue" comprises five profoundly moving and timely songs that we all need to hear. The collection addresses immigration, gun violence, suicide, the environment, and the fear that elected Trump. Rather than striking a tone of anger or preaching, though, Berkeley has found a voice that is unifying and even hopeful. "It's been a challenge to do more than just rage," Berkeley says. "But that's not why I write songs. I would have gone into politics, I suppose, if I wanted that. I want to try to find a way through this. I want to do more than just piss people off." Berkeley has found poetry in the madness, and the result is beautiful and brave.

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