The San Francisco Chronicle calls Santa Fe-based singer/songwriter/author David Berkeley "a musical poet." He has a soulful, velvet, tone-bending voice coupled with an endearing stage presence. His literate, romantic songs are enhanced by his finger-picking guitar style. The New York Times writes, "Berkeley sings in a lustrous melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake."
David has been a guest on This American Life, Mountain Stage, World Café, CNN, XM Radio’s Loft Sessions, NPR’s Acoustic Café and many more. He won the 2015 Kerrville New Folk competition and ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award. David's newest release, The Free Brontosaurus, is a true one-of-a-kind: a novella of ten intertwining short stories and an album of accompanying songs. The songs are sung from the perspective of each story's main character. The releases are a rare compliment to each other, but with a degree in literature from Harvard, over a decade of touring under his belt and a stage show that melds profound songs and hilarious anecdotes, Berkeley is uniquely positioned to be able to pull off such an ambitious project.
C R I T I C A L P R A I S E
"There's a quiet beauty in David Berkeley's voice that carries a strength with it. He's a storyteller. He's a heart breaker. He's at once a gusting tornado and an elegant whisper." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Emotional story-telling lyrics, charismatic stage presence, and hilarious anecdotes." - The Boston Globe
"Berkeley is one of my favorite singer-songwriters of the past decade." - YAHOO! Music, Rob O'Connor (25 Essential 2011 Albums That Should Be in Every Home)
"Berkeley's a sixties-esque troubadour with songs to swoon by and a voice sweeter than incense and peppermints. He's a double fantasy of Nick Drake and Donovan." - Robin Aigner, Rolling Stone.com
**MATINEE SHOW!** Tickets are $12 for 18 and under, $18 general admission, and are available at the link below or at the door on the day of the show. Doors open at 2pm. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.