Bio: David Lear
"Docudrama of American under-culture"
David Lear is a writer/balladeer/artist based in Austin TX. With influences from Singer-songwriters including John Prine, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Jimmy LaFave he writes about the America lost, personal struggles of the working class and anthems of glory from overcoming adversity. Each story is a condition, a diagnosis or a prescribed pill of the human condition. The celebration of life is echoed through both dirge ballad and uptempo tunes giving hope to the listener.
Balladeer David Lear began to write his Americana tunes in Nob Hill arts district in Albuquerque, NM (and Placitas where his family has been for generations). Eventually he moved to Austin Texas. Here his rockin’ band plays a mixture of Americana, roots, hillbilly rock, alt. country, cowpunk, dust bowl folk & western swing. So hallelujah! Clap your hands and give yourself to song!
He has currently a paperback book titled Elgin Farm, 2 music albums & 3 single releases all available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many other digital stores. He recently provided material for feature film called The Odd Way Home starring Rumer Willis and a song for Portland Fashion Show.