Born Optimistic features David on their 50th podcast. David talks moving to Wales and the process of getting into music and playing, the different seasons in the artist’s life and how disappointments & triumphs intertwine! Available to listen to here.
From the Vaults Part 4. features the music of two live albums with David discussing the material in detail. ‘A Thousand Miles Behind’ is a collection of cover records originally intended to be sold only on tour. The album features ‘I Think it’s Going to Rain Today’ by Randy Newman, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Mansion On The Hill’ from Nebraska and Bob Dylan’s ‘To Ramona’ recorded from gigs around the world, across the years. The second part consists of ‘Live from the iTunes Festival’ recorded at the Roundhouse in 2014 during the Mutineers tour. A memorable night, here familiar songs took new forms in a process of regeneration.
From the Vaults Part 3. sees the release of deluxe versions of David’s millennial albums ‘Draw The Line’ and ‘Foundling’. ‘Draw The Line’ includes an exclusive 2009 live recording from The Roundhouse in London. ‘Foundling’ carries 8 tracks previously unreleased digitally, such as ‘Who’s Singing Now’, ‘Old Father Time’ and ‘Indeed I Will’. Enjoy! David. #fromtheDGVaults
Click here to watch part 1 and part 2 of the From The Vaults series.
From The Vaults Part 2. uncovers ‘Life In Slow Motion’ singles ‘Alibi’, ‘Hospital Food’, and ‘The One I Love’ with their respective b-sides, cover and live versions. ‘Tracer’, ‘Long Gone Now’, and ‘Sacred Ground’- originally released alongside the single track ‘Alibi’. ‘Smile Like You Mean It’ (The Killers cover), Randy Newman’s ‘Baltimore’, and ‘Crimson Lightning’ released alongside ‘Hospital Food’. ‘Going In Blind’, ‘With Open Arms’, and ‘Everybody’s Leaving Town’ released with ‘The One I Love’ are all now available to stream and download.
Click here to visit Part 1, our first release of music in 2018.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for new releases from over the years!
Hey everybody, 2017 is almost done! Where does the time go? It’s been another fine year with some amazing shows in Ireland, Europe and the US, and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to lend their ears to the music and cheer me on — there were some really incredible crowds.
I’ve spent the majority of my time this year locked up in the studio putting together a new album. It’s almost finished now and I’m really happy with it. 2018 isn’t even here yet but it looks like it could be pretty intense. New album and tour, 20th anniversary of the original release of White Ladder, and my 50th birthday all looming up on the horizon. Can’t wait! Watch this space for more info…
David’s solo performances this September at The National Concert Hall in Dublin were recorded live, and are on sale in exclusive limited edition formats. These full shows from 4, 5 & 6 September are available digitally and on a Deluxe 2CD format, limited to just 1,000 copies each. There is also a “Best Of” edition with songs from across the 3 shows. This is available digitally, on Deluxe 2CD, and heavyweight coloured 3LP . Click here for more info.
David released the brand new track “Hole In The Weather” today. He says “I’m just coming to the end now of what has been a hugely rewarding and super creative year in the studio with my new producer Ben de Vries, and we are in the final stages of finishing off a swathe of new music, most of which will be released next year. Taken as a whole I think it’s possibly the most uplifting batch of songs that I’ve ever written.”
David will be playing 2 solo acoustic shows at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland this September 4th and 5th. Not only are they the first time David has played the National Concert Hall, the one and only time prior to this that he played a solo concert in Dublin was 1995. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 am on our TOUR page , with general on sale beginning on Thursday July 6th at nch.ie.
We apologize to any fans that were unable to secure tickets during the pre-sales. Only a very limited number of tickets in varying sections of each venue were made available during the pre-sales for members of the David Gray & Alison Krauss fan communities.
Please be aware that more tickets will be available in the general on-sales, beginning Friday, June 23 on our TOUR page and on AlisonKrauss.com.