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David Nagler


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David Nagler is a Brooklyn-based musician, singer, and songwriter. His releases include Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems (2016): an orchestral folk song cycle celebrating the centenary of the poetry collection that includes guest vocals from Chicago musicians including Jeff Tweedy, Robbie Fulks, and Kelly Hogan, and was featured in Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, and more; 1 & 2">The Appointees, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018): a collection of 11 songs informed and provoked by Trump cabinet appointees; and the EP Songs of Advice and Adversity (2020) with David Nagler & The Legislation.
As musical director for Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders (featured on NPR and, Nagler has performed with over 125 different artists including Joan Baez, Aaron Neville, Rosanne Cash, Fred Armisen, Steve Earle, Andrew Bird, and Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields).
Nagler has arranged a Welsh men’s choir for Jon Langford’s Skull Orchard Revisited, a 17-piece orchestral pop ensemble for Chris MillsThe Wall To Wall Sessions, and a “feral choir” for the MekonsExistentialism. He has played live and/or recorded with Okkervil River, Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Bridget St John, Eszter Balint, Martin Courtney (Real Estate), The System, and Tanya Donelly (Belly). He is the founder and frontperson for NY metropolitan area pop group Nova Social.


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