Tuesday, May 13, 2008

UK Tunes (5/15)

Wednesday May 15th, 2008

“When I started making records,” David Ford grins, “I said I wanted them to be emotionally fraught processes, like I’d survived a war. Now I can safely say, I want to make a really easy one!” And he grins again. Or was that a grimace?

Nobody said it was going to be easy but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Songs For The Road (released in March 2008 on Original Signal Recordings), Ford’s successor to his 2006 debut I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused (Columbia), is so good it’s worth all the pain. It’s another deftly contained nine-song package, short in time (running at 37 minutes) but epic in content. All human emotions are here – fear and loathing, love and loneliness, anxiety and release – creating a record radiating resilience and hope even if it ends with “probably the saddest song I’ve ever written.”

If you can squeeze in the concert amidst the Cavs madness...do so! 8pm at the House of Blues. For more information on David visit www.originalsignalrecordings.com or for tickets visit www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/cleveland

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