Earlier this evening, I went to a movie, and then out to dinner. I’m not into technology enough to have a cell phone that I can use for Twitter, so when I came home, I went to the computer room, and looked at my Twitter messages on the screen. One of them said: “@countryschatter please follow @davidstromain check out his songs on iTunes LIKE HIS FACEBOOK TOO Amazing voice RT Thxs”
That in itself is not unusual. I get those kind of requests all the time. I always go to their web site and listen. Sometimes that leads to the equivalent of the little kid next door trying to be a country singer in his basement. Sometimes it leads to finding someone like Aaron Owens, Jon Mark Luckett or Crawford & James. And tonight, it led me to the amazing talent of David St. Romain.
His bio tells us that David is from central Louisiana. If he looks familiar to any of you, this might be the reason why, here’s a part of his web site bio: “David has steadily built his reputation as an entertainer, playing high-energy, musically diverse shows driven by what may be his biggest asset — that powerful, soul-drenched voice. America got a taste of David’s promising talents when he made the finals of Nashville Star in 2007. Now David is delivering on that promise, releasing brand-new music showcasing what his followers across the country have been raving about for years.”
I have listened to all the music I could find from David. There is nothing that I don’t like. Some I definitely like more than others, and listened to a few of them over and over again. But there is nothing I would skip past if one of his CDs was in my CD player. He has a strong voice, a country voice, for sure. The music he sings works for him. And it should, since he wrote many of the songs you can listen to on his web site.
“That’s Love” is upbeat, well written, well sung, and definitely one of those country songs that has a real story to tell. “Would you give up something for the good of someone other than yourself…. That’s Love.” He slows it down a little with “All I Really Wanted to Say,” but again – there’s a story there, and it’s not hiding. You know almost immediately what he wants us to know through this song. “Let’s Get Down” is subtitled The Underwear Song. OK, just listen to it, you’ll understand. Pay as close attention to this melody as you do to the lyrics. It just sounds the way country songs should sound.
“Live, Laugh, Love and Drink” is the fourth song on his web site, followed by “Touch,” “Twenty Years Later,” and “Do I Love You Enough.” I think my favorite songs are “Touch,” and “Do I Love You Enough.” But like I said, every one of them is very good.
In addition to David’s web site, please visit his facebook page, and remember you can follow him on Twitter @davidstromain. Hope you will check this kid out, and let me know what you think.
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