David Starr - The Head And Heart
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  • California Dreamin' (feat. John Oates)(feat. APD Showcase Vol 6)(3:40)
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  • The Head And Heart (3:26)
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  • Waiting In The Dark (4:31)
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  • I've Come for You (3:33)
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  • Dancing With My Pride (3:42)
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Biography
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David Starr
davidstarrmusic@gmail.com
970.640.8088

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615.970.7474

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DAVID STARR
The Head and Heart
Release Date: April 28, 2017

Produced and Arranged by John Oates
Recorded at Addiction Sound, Nashville, TN 2/17
Engineered and mixed by David Kalmusky
Mastered by Dan Shike

1. Edge Of The World (featured track) (3:40)
Songwriter: David Starr
Publisher: David Starr Music. ASCAP

David Starr-vocals, acoustic guitar
John Oates-acoustic guitar
Tom Bukovac-electric guitar
Steve Mackey-bass
Dan Dugmore-pedal steel
Nat Smith-cello
Greg Morrow-drums

"Edge Of The World" came about as I thought about how a woman can take a man places only imagined; some of them good and some a little unsettling. It seems that we are always looking for new frontiers in landscape and in relationships. And that drive for change fills us with passion and excitement.
Dan Dugmore’s sweeping steel guitar part in the middle of the song always reminds me of the gals I’ve seen twirling and dancing at festivals and wedding receptions I’ve played over the years…many of them little girls and many of them grown up women, just like in the song!

2. The Head And Heart (3:26)
Songwriter: David Starr
Publisher: David Starr Music, ASCAP

David Starr-vocals, acoustic guitar
John Oates-guitars
Tom Bukovac-electric guitar
Steve Mackey-bass
Nat Smith-cello
Greg Morrow-drums
Dan Dugmore-Pedal steel

The Head And Heart speaks to the confusion that love and practicality often cause us. We never know where or when love might come our way, and that can throw the status quo into a real tailspin.
Ultimately, the song puts it back on us to figure out this complicated head/heart stuff. In my mind’s eye, I can almost see one of old “justice is blind” type scales with the head on one side and the heart on the other. Now or never, truth or consequences.

3. California Dreamin' (feat. John Oates)(3:40)
Songwriters: John Phillips and Michelle Phillips
Publisher: Universal Music, ASCAP

David Starr-vocals
John Oates-acoustic guitar, vocals
Tom Bukovac-electric guitar
Steve Mackey-bass
Greg Morrow-drums
Nat Smith-cello
Dan Dugmore-Pedal steel


Producer John Oates sent me a text message one rainy night while I was on the road in California. He wanted to know if I had ever thought about recording this classic Mama's and Papa's tune. He felt my voice would be a good fit for it. It had never crossed my mind, actually. But I was intrigued.
Days later, we spoke and agreed that it needed to be done in a very different ways since the original hit version was so iconic. I think the darker, slower version he came up with nails it. And I love singing the song. Just another reason I was glad to have John Oates as producer on the project!

4. Waiting In The Dark (4:31)
Songwriter: David Starr
Publisher: David Starr Music, ASCAP

David Starr-vocals, acoustic guitar, lead guitar
John Oates-guitars
Tom Bukovac-electric guitar
Nat Smith-cello
Dan Dugmore-pedal steel
Steve Mackey-bass
Greg Morrow-drums

Waiting In The Dark was born one day at my dining room table as I thought about some of the casualties of the early 1980's party scene that I witnessed in Aspen, Colorado. A lot of us made it through and many of us didn't.
But the song is also about waiting on another person to change or to come around..to "see the light", regardless of the reason. And the song speaks to that age-old question; how long will we wait for that change to come around?

5. I've Come For You (3:33)
Songwriter: David Starr
Publisher: David Starr Music, ASCAP

David Starr-lead vocal
John Oates-guitars, vocals
Steve Mackey-bass
Nat Smith-cello
Greg Morrow-drums
Dan Dugmore-lap steel
Tom Bukovac-electric guitar

Sometimes, we're afraid of the dark because we don't know what's out there. Other times, we're afraid of (and excited by) what we DO know is out there!
This song was written in response to someone's posturing and denial about a mutual and somewhat forbidden attraction. Pretty primal, I suppose.

6. Dancing With My Pride (3:42)
Songwriters: David Starr and Bob Liepman
Publisher: David Starr Music, ASCAP

David Starr-vocal, acoustic guitar
John Oates-acoustic guitar
Tom Bukovac-electric guitar
Greg Morrow-drums
Nat Smith-cello
Steve Mackey-bass
Dan Dugmore-pedal steel, mandolin

Recorded at Addiction Sound, Nashville
Engineered by David Kalmusky with Nathan Barrette
Mastered by Dan Shike

Bob Liepman and I were at a songwriter's retreat in Santa Cruz county with a bunch of other folks from several countries. After days of rain, power outages and cold showers, the sun shone and this song was born.
The song depicts a lonely man's return to the prairie land of south Arkansas. His heart has been broken by a cold-hearted woman, but time alone provides him the solitude and space to heal and forgive. It's about the healing power of being alone, I think.


David Starr
The Head And Heart
Produced and Arranged by John Oates
Recorded at Addiction Sound, Nashville, TN 2/17
Engineered and mixed by David Kalmusky
Mastered by Dan Shike
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  • Members:
    David Starr
  • Sounds Like:
    Don Henley, Jackson Browne, JD Souther, Eagles, Poco
  • Influences:
    Jackson Browne, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, The Band, JD Souther
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    09/27/16
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