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Pictures, Daydreams & Stars

by David Higgins

An Americana Rock/Alt-Country tour-de-force in the fine tradition of Neil Young, Ryan Adams, The Jayhawks, The Black Crowes, and Grateful Dead, just to name a few. Songs about living and loving, heartbreak and loneliness, traveling and dreaming...
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. If I Ever Get To Graceland
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2. Sunday Drive
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3. Broken Lullaby
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4. Take Me Away
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5. I'm Not the Only One
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6. August Breeze
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7. Travelin' Song
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8. She Had A Good Time (Breaking Me In Two)
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9. Pictures, Daydreams & Stars
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10. Lonesome Highway
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11. Hey Sister
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Pictures, Daydreams & Stars is the debut album from David Higgins on Ever Blue Records. The album is diverse, dynamic and a great statement of American music. There are heartfelt country songs like "Lonesome Highway," and "Broken Lullaby." There's the soulful blues of "August Breeze" and the title track. Then, of course, there is the Americana Rock of "Travelin' Song," "Sunday Drive," and "I'm Not The Only One."

Featuring 11 tracks of all original material, Pictures, Daydreams & Stars has an Americana Rock sound much like some of the artists that have influenced David the most. Sure, you'll hear bits of essential artists like Neil Young, The Band and even Hank Williams... contemporary Alt-Country acts like Wilco, Ryan Adams and The Jayhawks... there's even a hint of some of the great blues-based rock bands like The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

But when you put all these sounds together, regardless of their place and time, they have a common thread in pure American music: Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues and Rock and Roll. This Americana sound is what David was striving for during the recording of Pictures, Daydreams & Stars. We hope you enjoy the result.

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Wow! This album is phenomenal. Each song is unique, and all are sublimely original. This montage of music is a fresh breath of air in this chaotic wanna-be industry that has engulfed us all for so long. I can't wait to hear what this artist will put out next.
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Daniel

DH may just be the long lost son of Neil Young
Imagine that it's 2010, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young just released the album, Deja Vu. Now imagine Neil
Young is replaced with David Higgins... Although the album lacks the number of musical companions found on the CSNY album, Pictures, Daydreams, and Stars has the same musical feel and vibe as the early CSNY and Neil Young solo albums. It's dripping with that old Americana sound that can only be achieved with a Martin Dreadnought acoustic guitar, harmonica, fizzy-fuzzy, slightly overdriven guitars, and lap steels. But what stands out above the rest, is David's voice: a powerful cocktail blend of old Neil, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, Tom Petty, a little of Dylan, and Ryan Adams, and a deep set of soulful lungs and heart that can only be delivered by Mr. Higgins himself. The musical arrangements of each song, although deceptively simplistic, are layered with magical melodic overdubs that give the album an overall sophisticated sound. Many of the songs echo his musical influences, such as, "When I get to Graceland" (a nod to Elvis and his contributions to music), "Broken Lullaby," a duet with his wife, Hayley Jane, which is reminiscent of "September, When it Comes" from Johnny and Rosanne Cash, "Take Me Away," which reminds me very much of "Harvest Moon" from Neil Young, and my favorite from the album, "Hey Sister," which has a unique twist at the end of the song, reminiscent of "Layla" from Eric Clapton/Derek and The Dominoes, layered with ambient Flanger tones, and the band playing over the Flanger-ridden groove. Alongside the brilliant instrumentation are thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics that sing of fondness for the American landscape, American musical icons, love, broken hearts, dreams, and philosophizing with the ones you love. I highly recommend this album to all fans of classic folk rock, and modern Americana music. The only minor criticism I have is the fact that David's vocals are low in the mix, buried behind the fantastic instrumentation, when they should actually be showcased above everything else because he has a one of a kind voice. This is the ONLY reason I give this album 4 out of 5 stars. Kudos to you, David Higgins!
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Wendy

It's the BEST
I LOVE this c.d! The tunes are all very original and catchy. Hearing this album was like a breath of fresh air. I've listened to it over and over and am buying several copies for my friends and family.
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Chelsea

Solid Album
When you hear David Higgins album, it's shocking to find out that this is the debut work of a new, young artist and not a veteran of the folk/rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s. His melodies are sophisticated, yet accessible and they bespeak a timeless quality inherent in all good rock and roll. His softer songs have a sweet sentimentality without being sappy...a sort of wistfulness of the traveling troubadour, while his harder songs capture the spirit of edgy rock without falling into cynicism. This is an exciting new album. I look forward to what he has next in store for us.
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