David Massey released his new CD October 30th entitled Late Winter Light. The benefit concert Saturday, November 17th at the Oxford Community Center is his first public performance highlighting the new album.
Massey describes his new compilation as a reflection of his life. “The songs on the new record were written over a long period of time (the oldest probably in 2000), and in looking back and choosing the tunes to put on the album I was inspired by remembering how many different phases there can be in a life and then thinking about how we enjoy or grapple with whatever realities are facing us during those phases.”
David recently retired as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions group of a large Washington DC law firm which limited his live performances in the past. However, he found time to record three albums. Late Winter Light is his fourth.
Rootstime called Blissful State of Blue a masterpiece, and added “David Massey manages, with his storytelling, to blow away celebrities such as John Prine, James McMurtry, Todd Snider and others that have preceded him.”
David has assembled an extraordinary band consisting largely of the players on his past three CDs, all veterans of the Washington music scene. Their versatility allows them to explore the wide variety of styles and genres reflected in Massey’s compositions – from swampy rockers to bluegrass-inflected country rock to delicate ballads.
Massey explains, “My first three albums were different in that they consisted of whatever songs I’d written at the point in time I was recording the record; I didn’t have a significant backlog of unrecorded tunes to choose from. Also, of course, I was younger, so maybe those records didn’t quite reflect the perspective that comes from seeing 60 in the headlights!”
David’s promoters in the US and Europe have just begun their launch to radio stations and reviewers. Those entities increase airtime, awareness and buzz which helps secure the album’s success. The new CD is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Music and most other music streaming sites currently.
David Massey is donating this concert to generate revenue for the community center. OCC offers free and low cost programs throughout the year thanks to the generous annual fund donors, event attendees and sponsors. The money raised by the events goes directly towards serving our greater community with new educational programs, after school activities for kids, national speakers, concerts and more. The Concert Saturday, November 17th starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Cash bar.