August 6, 2009

New David Gray: “Fugitive” (and win tickets to see him tomorrow!)


My love for David Gray is vast and deep, the astounding way he can turn a lyric (these, for example are some of my favorite) or birth a simple piano melody to make my heart ache. His show in 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center still remains a top one for me.

Gray has just previewed a new track from his eighth full-length studio release, Draw The Line (due out Sept 22 on Mercer Street/Downtown Records).

Listen to ‘Fugitive’

The album has eleven new songs, two of which are duets with great female vocalists: Jolie Holland (on “Kathleen”) and Annie Lennox (“Full Steam Ahead”). I especially love Jolie Holland’s voice (of the Be Good Tanyas), and in an interview with Spinner, Gray said, “I’m a huge Jolie Holland fan. She’s absolutely fantastic and there’s not many people who manage to be so natural and unselfconscious. Her voice is just so warm. It reminds me of Cat Stevens in the best possible way.” Not a bad compliment, at all.

etown-780986COLORADO READERS! Friday night’s eTown taping with David Gray (yes, that’s tomorrow) has long been sold out, but Fuel/Friends has a pair of passes to give away to the first person who emails me and tells me their favorite David Gray lyric and why.

Easy peasy, and you’re welcome. It’s gonna be a marvelous show.

For those of you who don’t win (or aren’t in Colorado) be sure to check out the list of fall tour dates elsewhere, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Oct 23 – Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
Oct 24 – New York, NY, WAMU Theater
Oct 26 – Toronto, Canada, Massey Hall
Oct 27 – Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
Oct 29 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Auditorium Theatre
Oct 30 – Minneapolis, MN, Orpheum Theatre
Nov 1 – Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
Nov 2 – Salt Lake City, UT, Kingsbury Hall
Nov 4 – Portland, OR, Arlene Schnizer Concert Hall
Nov 7 – Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre
Nov 9 – Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre

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  • Can you include the link to the download? This is great! — August 7, 2009 @ 11:31 am

  • US and Canada can download it now on iTunes, i think all else must wait patiently :)

    browneheather — August 7, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  • beautiful music

    ergn kostarika — August 10, 2009 @ 3:46 am

  • something about his voice that captivates me. once again, he fails to let me down.

    tristanclopet — August 10, 2009 @ 8:21 am

  • Love this song! Wish I lived close enough to have gone to ETown. Did you go? Do you know if it’ll be a posted show that one can download?

    Lindsay — August 11, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

  • As a bonus, the oh-so-brilliant Lisa Hannigan and band are opening for David Gray and they are worth the price of admission alone!

    jimbo — August 14, 2009 @ 8:38 am

  • I just stumbled upon this blog… about four hours ago!! I can’t stop reading and have now downloaded quite a few little gems that are linked in the posts (thanks for that, by the way). Now that I see this post, however, I may never stop reading. David Gray is absolutely my favorite artist, and in just a couple of weeks, I will be traveling a few hundred miles to see him in concert. I CAN’T WAIT!! Believe me… I understand vast and deep!

    Jodie — October 11, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

  • Dear Heather,
    Am recording in Ireland with some great international artists which include Clune who was David Grays co writer partner for over 12 years White Ladder days and Wayne Sheehy Robert Palmer, Sinead O Connor, Ron Wood etc
    Would love if you could spread the word ! :D Songs Bio etc at All welcome Fergus Ireland

    Fergus — December 10, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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