Accolades are coming in for the troubadour and his album IDAHO, which will be released on February 16. Mary Gauthier, King’s longtime collaborator, began the wave of praise when she noted, “IDAHO, David Robert King’s new record, is a stunning soundscape of whispered confessions and poignant observations. A beautiful collection of haunting songs, it deserves a good listen.” Grammy-winning singing titans The Blind Boys of Alabama also approve, as they came on board to augment King’s brooding vocals with their harmonies on the title track “Idaho.”
King recently performed at the 30A Songwriters Festival, alongside Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Mary Gauthier, Patti Griffin and many more. King has also shared stages with Josh Ritter, The Mark O’Connor Band, Tim O’Brien, Loudon Wainwright III, Darrell Scott, and Over The Rhine. He has collaborated with Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls, Jonatha Brooke and others. This combination led to a top 40 song on folk and roots radio, wide critical acclaim, and featured spots at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and at AMERICANAFEST 2017. King was also named a finalist in the 2017 NewSong Music Competition, performing last month at Lincoln Center in New York.
Logan Magness was raised in Memphis, but it wasn’t until moving to San Francisco after college that Magness became serious about songwriting. Armed with a smooth, shut-up-and-listen tenor, Magness’ debut album Memphis On My Mind is an introspective look back at 5 years spent living in The Bay, falling both in and out of love with the people and city around him.
Memphis On My Mind was recorded at Prairie Sun Studios (Tom Waits, The Mountain Goats) in Cotati, CA and engineered by Nate Nauseda. Tracked predominantly live and rich with analog tones, the album recalls the warmth and fidelity of garage rock records of yore. This is inspired songwriting, brooding and intimate yet upbeat, not a word wasted.