Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Radio Sophie Presents David Gray Live At The Bitter End

It's been almost 10 year since the first time I saw David Gray. He had this little song called "Babylon" that was getting some spins on KPRI and from the very first time I heard it, I was hooked. My first time seeing him was live at Studio West, with about 20 or so people in the room. I remember sitting next to the speaker and when he started singing, tears fell from my eyes, and I had no control over them. That reaction to music doesn't happen very often from me, in fact, the last time it happened was during Radiohead last summer. Anyway, I've seen David Gray live a handful of times now, been to at least 3 meet and greets, and when I found out Sophie was having him play Sophie's Lounge, I had to lie, cheat, beg and steal to get in.

Jennifer White was hosting the Q&A portion of the show, and she was kind enough to plug my blog to the crowd. The station recorded the entire show and you can watch the archive with the interview here.

I didn't record the first song, "Draw The Line", but I got the rest of the set. This is the first single, "Fugitive", off David Gray's forthcoming album Draw The Line, which drops on September 22. Instead of gushing about how magical it was to see David in such an intimate setting, I'll let the videos speak for me.

For photos and the rest of the videos, click 'keep on reading' below.

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