Immigrants & Only Children
David Stoddard has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the nation's foremost singers and songwriters. A solid performer, he sings about what it's like to exist in modern American Culture. His funny songs are more than just funny; there's a strong grain of truth therein that strikes a chord with his audience because he's one of us. We see ourselves in the mirror he holds up to our daily lives with all of their complex challenges. With six full length releases and countless other projects, he's gathered kudos as a veteran of the Midwest's music and theater scenes. He's known widely for getting to the point, lyrically, and has been compared to Loudon Wainwright III and Randy Newman. Never self obsessed or even self-conscious, Dave creates a community from the stage with an energy that's infectious, and that's hard to find among today's crop of singer/songwriters. Whether playing guitar or piano, Dave's attention to economy and showmanship has been respected by his peers for many years. His unique shows are filled with the warmth and energy of someone who is earnestly devoted to his audience. His wide-ranging performances are not to be missed! Some awards: 2007 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting contest Winner 2005 Kerrville New folk Winner 2004 Minnesota Folk Festival New Folk Grand Prize Opened for everyone, including Leon Russel, Juice Newton, Rik Emmett, Pat Donohue, Robin and Linda Williams, the Arrogant Worms, Michael Smith, Susan Werner, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, Lou and Peter Berryman, and Pete Morton, and scads of others. Quotes: '...one of folk music's great...treasures. The dry wit and instrumental skill of his solo work is truly outstanding.' Online Folk Festival 'No one in music today has the reach and impact that David Stoddard does. ' Author John St. Augustine, the Oprah Radio Network.