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When We Learn The Things We Need To Learn

by David Newberry

True Stories 03:18
4th Fret 03:41
Come On 03:04
The End 02:39


Recorded in 2009 and released in June 2010 on Northern Electric Records, Newberry's debut album made a splash in Canada's burgeoning Indie-Roots scene.

Kingmakers Exclaim! Magazine said:
"This Vancouver, BC-based folk rock singer-songwriter has earned praise from peers like David Francey, and this, his full-length debut, shows why. The album is produced, mixed and mastered by Jon Wood, the man behind fine albums from the likes of Herald Nix and Rodney DeCroo. He is also responsible for most of the diverse instrumentation that, along with the female harmony vocals, is used so judiciously here. That combination adds potency to "We Reap What We Sow," a haunting gem featuring accordion and the sweet voice of Sioux Newberry. There's a '60s boho/beat feel to much of Newberry's material. "Come On" has a distinctly Dylan-esque feel (circa "Subterranean Homesick Blues"), while Walt Whitman gets a name check in "All Of My Friends Are Famous." His voice has the ring of truth and there's poetic insight aplenty in these songs. Newberry has learned much already and is an artist to watch."

Triple Juno Award Winner David Francey had this to say:
"David's music is delivered with passion and intensity such as I have rarely experienced. Each song is like a masterpiece of concise writing, not one wasted word or thought. Each drives home the fact that I am listening to exquisite insights into the human condition. A brilliant blend of heart and mind that is all but missing in most of his contemporaries writing today. He is a brilliant poet and compelling performer. I will be in the audience again as often as I can. I think he is an outstanding writer. Simply outstanding."

-Three time Juno Award winner David Francey


released June 17, 2010

David Newberry - Vocals and Guitar
Jon Wood - Backing Instruments, Vocals (4, 7, 9)
Nina Flemming - Vocals (1, 2, 3)
Sue Newberry - Vocals (4, 8)
Connely Farr - Vocals (10)

Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Jon Wood

Illustration by Melanie Lambrick - www.melanielambrickdesign.com


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David Newberry Toronto, Ontario

David Newberry sings folk music with rock sensibilities. Or is it the other way around? His increasingly noisy songs provide insights into the complex contemporary social world.

His new record 'No One Will Remember You' Was released March 6th, 2012 on Northern Electric Records.

His first album 'When We Learn The Things We Need To Learn' was released in 2010 & earned critical praise.
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