Santa Fe-based songwriter/author David Berkeley writes songs capable of both breaking and mending the heart. San Francisco Chronicle calls him a “musical poet,” and the New York Times praises his “lustrous, melancholy voice” He’s released six studio albums and authored two book. Berkeley’s last release was a never-before tried concept: a novella comprising ten intertwining stories and an album of ten accompanying songs. His newest project (releasing 11/2/18) is a set of political songs. Called "The Faded Red and Blue," it's Berkeley's most profound and relevant collection yet.
The songs in this collection cover a variety of topics that have filled the airwaves for the past two years: Trump, gun violence, immigration, the environment, even suicide. "I have two sons,” Berkeley explains. "They are eleven and eight. These past two years have been particularly tough for me not only as a songwriter but also as a father. Though I found it easy to write about what was angering me, I wanted to do more than just rant. I didn’t want to widen an already gaping divide."
Berkeley managed to find hope despite the hard subject matter, and his new release is his most powerful, coming at a time in our national history where we so need a voice that can spread compassion and encourage unity.