July 21 at 7 p.m. $18 per person, kids free.
“If you're into literate soulful singer songwriters, David Berkeley is the Gabriel García Márquez of beautiful-voiced troubadours.” –
Santa Fe's beloved singer/songwriter/author David Berkeley returns to Reunity Resources for a magical summer night concert with his quartet (Ben Wright, Susan Holmes, and Karina Wilson). Berkeley's gift as a songwriter and storyteller is that he sees the tragedy and comedy in life, writing songs capable of both breaking and healing the heart. He has been called a “musical poet,” by the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times praises his “lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.” Berkeley has released seven studio albums, one live album, and authored two books, each of which pairs with one of his albums. He was a guest on This American Life, telling an outrageous story of a private serenade he was once hired to perform, and he has won many songwriting awards and honors including ASCAPs Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award. He tours all over the country and world and has opened/toured with Dido, Don McLean, Ben Folds, Billy Bragg, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek and many more. He was a Kerrville New Folk winner, a New Song and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Finalist. His 2017 release was a never-before tried concept: a novella comprising ten intertwining stories and an album of ten accompanying songs (one for each story). His latest album is Oh Quiet World, written during the lockdown after he and his family escaped Spain. It’s an incredible timestamp on a profound moment in our collective history, and Berkeley manages to distill the fear and uncertainty into something exquisite and uplifting. In addition to his solo career, he is also one half of the wildly creative Trans-Atlantic costumed duo, Sons of Town Hall.
“Berkeley crafts his songs like watercolor paintings. Intimate and introspective, his gentle yet colorful melodies are graceful and resonate long after the last note fades.” – Creative Loafing,