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Sunday, March 16 • 1:00am - 1:30am
David Garza

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Davíd Garza Davíd Garza Garza delivers Jeff Buckley-ish vocals over Led Zeppelin III acoustic guitars. "Davíd is one of the great unknown singer-songwriters out there," -Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam, as told to Rolling Stone Magazine 1000th ed.) Performing songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist David Garza is as independent as Damien Rice, acclaimed as Joseph Arthur, grassroots as Ben Harper, and prolific as Ani DiFranco. After releasing more than 20 CDs and cassettes including his first-ever box set A Strange Mess of Flowers, David released his first self-titled record “Davíd Garza” in late 2005 and is available for the first time digitally in time for his summer tour opening for the Fiona Apple/Damien Rice U.S tour. A third generation Mexican-American, David grew up between Dallas and Fort Worth. Before he was old enough to get into clubs, Garza was handpicked by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians to open for them in the funky warehouse district of Deep Ellum. He played solo gigs by night and attended Catholic high school by day. After accepting a classical guitar scholarship at UT Austin, he dropped out a year later to be a full-time rocker Garza released a flurry of solo cassettes and CDs, selling them for $5 and $10, respectively. He calls this the “Single Bill Theory,” one he maintains to the present day. He performed tirelessly on the regional club and college circuit, ultimately striking a major-label deal, in 1996. In 1999, at the height of his touring popularity, David was voted 2nd only behind Stevie Ray Vaughan as Austin Musician of the Decade (Austin Chronicle). He branched out, producing and recording four-track recordings on which he played all instruments. He went on to tour as a keyboardist/guitarist for friend Alejandro Escovedo (as well as providing opening act duties) and produced a solo release for Juliana Hatfield. He has played one of the longest residencies at the legendary Hollywood listening room Largo. David played on CDs for other artists like Rhett Miller and Charanga Cakewalk. During Garza’s live shows, people as highly regarded as producer/soundtrack icon Jon Brion, Nickel Creek, Grant Lee Phillips and Fiona Apple regularly sat in with him. All the while, he kept up his own fast clip of releases – averaging at least one a year. After touring nationally for the better part of a year, David released 3 Digital EP’s (available only at www.davidgarza.com) Oh Dread with Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Ry Cooder), May Ides recorded in Tornillo, TX studio Sonic Ranch and Chuy Chuy Y’All. The self-titled Davíd Garza full length CD was created specifically for the Fiona Apple tour he opened for last winter. The record got much love from KCRW, Village Voice, NY Daily News, Austin Chronicle and many others. It is available at www.davidgarza.com. David is currently recording a new record for Cosmica Compacts & Digitals (ADA) to be released in 2008. For more information: Cosmica Artists/Wideopen Records- Press/Radio/Marketing Gil Gastelum 323.605.7626 Gil@cosmica-artists.com
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Sunday March 16, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
Cedar Door 201 Brazos St

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