Being “the best of what we are~”
Sterling thoughts of Lindsey Stirling’s show!
David posted lovely words about Lindsey Stirling after attending her show in Nashville on Tuesday evening. His posts were both on Instagram as well as facebook. Yesterday he also tweeted a link to the IG post along with a quote: “We don’t need to be something else. We need to be the best of what we are.” As part of his post, we got to experience the fun “ZELDA FAN” side of David as he shared a favorite part in her show from behind his own camera! *Click below to watch his video*
* * * * * *
Some Fan Responses to David’s post:
David’s words were poignant, heartfelt, and *ed note*~demonstrated an honest empathetic connection to Lindsey’s own journey through darker times of succumbing to the negative “voices” and self doubt. I loved his words about the existence of hope, holding onto it, and embracing your “best” self. There were many wonderful comments posted by fans in response to David’s post; here are a few:
In celebration of David’s wonderful post re: Lindsey, I’d also like to include the link to Lindsey’s face to face interview. She is a wonderful speaker…very open, honest, wise, and insightful. She talks about the “dark” places she’s been in her life and how she’s been able to overcome them. She also performs a few of her songs. truly a great Q & A session! CLICK HERE * * * * *
New Music and Nashville Studio News!
Yesterday was truly a great Wednesday in the “Archu-fan” world! Indirectly we learned about David’s busy day with recording, writing, and “something new!” * Excuse me while I *eeeeeeep*! Some piano tracks were being laid down to David’s “stunning” vocals. Sounds like that new music is getting closer and closer, folks!!!! I initially thought that we were maybe looking at David’s back in the (above) photo shared by Isabeau… similar hair, phone in the pocket… but alas~ It appears that it’s not David but more likely @BillyNobel (@pianobel on twitter) who is there and on keyboard yesterday. Billy has a great bio and plays currently with Tim McGraw!
I am a full time studio and touring keyboard player based in Nashville, TN. Currently I am playing keyboards and singing harmony vocals for country superstar Tim McGraw.
Past credits include performances and tours with Faith Hill, Hunter Hayes, Jack Ingram and others. Television credits include NBC’s Smash and the CMT Music Awards.
I grew up in Baltimore and went to college in Pittsburgh, where I studied piano performance and conducting at Carnegie Mellon University. A few years after graduating, I made my way to Nashville. Since moving there I have been involved with session/studio work, live playing and touring as both a keyboard player and harmony vocal singer. (For more on his “credits” which are quite impressive, click his pic above!)
* * * * *
David : Writing Session with South x Sea (South By Sea) Music
David was also writing with a group of singer/songwriters at South x Sea (label) in Nashville yesterday! Brandon Metcalf, producer, songwriter, engineer and founder of South x Sea tweeted and shared an Instagram post with David, @BrandonJDay , and Drew Castle.
Now if Brandon would like to add a snippet or two from yesterday’s DA session, (with David’s approval of course) I wouldn’t mind at all… not one bit. * * * * *
Drew Castleberry on David’s left in the pic also posted on IG about “his homie David Archuleta” and their session! :)
Drew also shared a snippet of his upcoming music! Cool vibe! *Click below on the pic to listen.*
And what about the music he’s working on with David? Janel had a question for him and he responded! POP MUSIC!! Looking so forward to hearing it!!!
* * * * * *
Creating a Budget For a New Album
Speaking of Writing, Recording, and Making a CD~ “My2Cents”in Comments yesterday shared a very interesting article from: MusicAndWages.com that goes into great depth about the costs and considerations of creating an album in today’s music environment. The growing presence of DIY (do it yourself) vs “hire more help” environments are covered in detail along with artwork and packaging, marketing and other expenses. This article is a great read (bookmark worthy) for music and artist enthusiasts!
CLICK HERE to head over and read if you’d like~ and thank you “My2Cents” for bringing it over!
* * * * * *
* * * * * *
About David’s T~”Doubt Not Fear Not’
David’s cool message “T” worn in the fan pics above, brings back sweet memories of the graphic T’s David wore on the 2008 AI tour. The T is from Admonish clothing. I hadn’t heard of this clothing company prior to yesterday, so I looked it up. The company strives to bring hope and support to others by providing stylish clothing while sharing messages of encouragement, strength, and faith. Admonish was co-founded and inspired by a courageous 15 yr old boy who inspired thousands with his “whatever it takes” attitude as he valiantly battled cancer. CLICK HERE to read more about Admonish clothing and Tyler’s story. ♥ ♥ ♥
* * * * * *
That’s about it from me for now~ I’ll be around to update throughout the day. Whew! That was a fun “news” day yesterday. Have a great Thursday everyone!