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A seasoned pro who has toured and recorded extensively since the 1970s, David Bradstreet describes himself as a veteran of many coffeehouses, concert halls and folk festivals. He is renowned not only as a performer, but as a producer of such talents as Jane Siberry and the late, great Colleen Peterson. His most recent release, 08.20.10, was recorded live off the floor with Carl Keesee at Dave's Cave in August, 2010. Carl will be coming up from Austin, Texas, to join David at Mariposa, along with a few guest musicians. We are very pleased to welcome this revered folk warrior back to our stage.
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.davidbradstreet.com
David Bradstreet is best known for his song ”Renaissance” (“Let’s Dance That Old Dance Once More”) - a hit for Canadian icon, Valdy. He has been recognized for his work as a singer/songwriter, composer and producer, twenty-one albums bearing his name; a high profile Juno Award early in his career; three subsequent Juno nominations and music credits including a Gemini nomination; film and television soundtracks and scoring; talent discovery and record production for numerous artists including Jane Siberry, Colleen Peterson, Nancy Simmonds, Bill Hughes, Jason Fowler and Robert Priest. He has toured extensively and is a veteran of many coffeehouses, concert halls and folk festivals.
Born in London, England, David came to Canada as a child with his parents; after college where he studied architecture, he worked the college circuit in the U.S. visiting most states as a solo performer and achieving rising star status in Canada on the folk club trail in the early '70s. This period was marked by: early sessions in Bob and Danny Lanois' mother's basement; a pivotal year in New York City with Peter Yarrow and Phil Ramone including a duo with Mimi Farina; teaming up with Lazarus and Albert Grossman in Woodstock NY and touring with Todd Rundgren; having one of his songs, "Renaissance", become a folk standard - followed by the Canadian JUNO Award for Best New Male Vocalist 1977. The late '70s phase of David's career, which included two high profile albums on A&M, “David Bradstreet” and “Dreaming in Colour”, was one of major tours and high profile concert and broadcast appearances. Bradstreet opted to go the independent route and recorded another solo album, “Black & White” in 1981. As a record producer, he released the first album by a then unknown Jane Siberry on his own Street Records label in 1981, and another by his former Lazarus partner Billie Hughes the same year. Hughes, along with Carl Keesee from that band formed life-long friendships with David, leading to the co-production of the excellent tribute album to Canadian singer/songwriters, “Horton Bates & Best”. His “Renaissance” CD was released in 1998 and his first A&M album, the eponymous "David Bradstreet", was re-released under the new Universal Music banner, The Heritage Series in 2002. Followed in 2006 by "Lifelines" with Jason Fowler and David Woodhead. As well as his own original compositions, this release includes songs that he has co-written with Robert Priest, Rob Lamothe and Jason Fowler. "Such a Fool", a song by Billie Hughes, is also included.
The most recent release is "08.20.10", recorded live off the floor with Carl Keesee at Dave's Cave in August, 2010.
He was co-producer of the CD compilation, “Tears of a Thousand Years”, a benefit project for Sept 11th. He also co-produced, with Nancy Simmonds, a new CD of Colleen Peterson songs, "Postcards from California" - as well as Nancy's CDs, "Debut" and "Tortilla Flats", released on Joe Tucker Records. He also runs the record company, TheraMusic, for his internationally successful music therapy CDs, "TheraSleep" and "TheraCalm". He recently produced Jason Fowler's CD, "Lumens of Light" and has produced Robert Priest's new release. "Feeling the Pinch".
David is currently touring in support of "08.20.10" and working as writer and producer with numerous artists. He recently returned from Antarctica where he was artist-in-residence on an expedition ship.