Monday, June 12, 2006

New Soul Legends: Anthony David

Soul Shower has a regular feature on up and coming modern soul artists that are about more than the usual bumpin' n' shakin'.

This week, it features an amazing talent called Alice Smith, a musician from Brooklyn with an astonishing 4-octave range, and I strongly recommend you visit Soul Shower right now to listen to her free download tracks.

I thought I'd root around to see who is emerging in American music today, and I came across Anthony David thanks to SoulTracks magazine. He got a break thanks to collaborating with India Arie, and released a debut album Three Chords & the Truth, and a new album called The Red Clay Chronicles is out in September this year. Brash Records are releasing one song for free for a limited period here. It's called Stop Playin', and its nice and mellow with a mature lyric. Soul Tracks describe Anthony as:

"...a very talented young songwriter who has found his voice with a distinctly Southern sound that is both enjoyable and extremely engaging..."
Anthony David - Stop Playin' (Brash Records 2006)

A SoulTracks biography of Anthony David can be read here. There are two more tracks, cool soul blues called Spittin' Game and Cold Turkey, to stream at Anthony's website

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