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David Baron Marks Homecoming Show With Florida CD Release Party – LA and San Francisco CD Release Parties SOLD OUT!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • January 9, 2009

LA and San Francisco CD Release Parties SOLD OUT!
DAVID BARON MARKS HOMECOMING SHOW WITH FLORIDA CD RELEASE PARTY

Delray Beach, FL — Singer-songwriter David Baron will extend his nationwide tour to the east coast this February to celebrate the release of his self-titled debut at City Limits, a 600-capacity music venue on the Atlantic strip in Delray Beach.

Baron’s Florida CD Release Party on Saturday Feb. 28 also marks his homecoming show, as the Plantation, Florida native left South Florida to attend Stanford University in 2002.

A passionate singer, gifted pianist and insightful songwriter, Baron will perform his unique brand of piano rock featured on the six original tracks he wrote for his first solo EP David Baron.

“We receive literally hundreds of CDs from emerging artists each week, and it’s rare to find one as developed and impressive as David Baron’s,” said Lee Abrams, Chief Programming Officer of XM Satellite Radio. “David demonstrates a technical excellence balanced with a mature approach to song construction and attitude that are among the key foundations of successful music. We will begin airing him on our Unsigned Channel shortly, and I would be surprised if he remained ‘Unsigned’ for very long.”

En route to his homecoming show in Delray Beach, Baron will play 5 shows at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, including performances on TV and radio, a live artist showcase and a headlining show.

David Baron’s two west coast CD Release Parties sold out legendary venues the Viper Room (Los Angeles) and Cafe du Nord (San Francisco) in Fall 2008.

His LA CD Release Party included a guest appearance by The Bryan Brothers (#1 World-Ranked Men’s Doubles Tennis Team), who sat in with Baron’s 5-piece band to play Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” with Mike Bryan on drums and brother Bob on organ.

“Mike and I are big fans of David and are lucky to call him our friend,” said Bob.  “He is a musical genius and his new album is awesome. We recently played with the Counting Crows in Tampa but being able to play with David in such a historic venue as the Viper Room so close to home was equally incredible.”

Baron first hooked up with the Bryans in September 2008 while performing at their inaugural Bryan Brothers All-Star Tennis Smash charity gala in Thousand Oaks, CA. There, the 24-year-old singer shared the stage with stars Brandi Carlile and Evan and Jaron, and played to an all-star crowd that included Tennis Hall of Famer Andre Agassi and WTA star Maria Sharapova.

Tickets for David Baron’s CD Release Party at City Limits are $10, and are available at the door and online at www.citylimitsdelray.com.  Doors open at City Limits (19 NE 3rd Ave) at 8:00 pm for adults 18-and-older.

About David Baron: David Baron is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter who wrote and co-produced his self-titled CD (“David Baron”) and will make his east coast debut as solo artist at Delray Beach’s City Limits on Saturday, February 28. The Plantation, Florida native graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in sociology in 2007. While at Stanford, he was the lead singer and songwriter for The Spins, a San Francisco-based rock group that won Best Music Video in San Francisco in 2006. Baron continues to reside in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.davidbaronmusic.com.

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David Baron Now Performing Thursday Happy Hour Residency @ Martuni’s in San Francisco

David Baron is now a resident at Martuni’s in San Francisco!

Located on the corner of Valencia and Market St., Martuni’s has been San Francisco’s premier piano bar for over 10 years.  Now starting January 22, 2009, David will perform every Thursday during Happy Hour from 6:30-8PM.  Come join David to sing along to popular standards and David’s original tunes while enjoying the best martinis in San Francisco!

David Baron’s Thursday Happy Hour Residency at Martuni’s:

January 22, 6:30-8PM: Martuni’s
January 29, 6:30-8PM: Martuni’s
February 5, 6:30-8PM: Martuni’s
February 12, 6:30- 8PM: Martuni’s
February 19, 6:30-8PM: Martuni’s

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David Baron Live @ Sundance Film Festival ’09: TV and Radio Performances, Live Artist Showcases and Headlining Show

We are happy to announce that David Baron will perform no less than 9 shows at the Sundance Film Festival this January 2009 in Park City, UT.

David’s appearances include performances and interviews on Park City TV (1.2 million viewers), The Randy Barton Radio Show on 91.9FM KPCW, a headlining show at Maxwell’s, and 2 artist showcases at Star Bar on Main St. and Wasatch Cafe.  See below to view David’s full schedule at the festival.

To stream David’s performances on Park City TV and The Randy Barton Show, visit parkcity.tv and kpcw.org.

David Baron Live at the Sundance Film Festival ’09:

January 15, 3PM: Live on Park City TV
January 15, 7PM: Maxwell’s (Headlining Show!)
January 16, 3PM: Star Bar Artist Showcase
January 16, 9PM: The Musician’s & Short Film Artist Showcase @ Wasatch Cafe
January 16, 6:30PM: The Randy Barton Show, 91.9 FM KPCW
January 17, 3PM: The Owl Bar
January 17, 9PM: The Musician’s & Short Film Artist Showcase @ Wasatch Cafe
January 18, 9PM: The Musician’s & Short Film Artist Showcase @ Wasatch Cafe
January 18, 10PM: JB Mulligans

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Florida CD Release Party @ City Limits, Saturday, February 28 – HOMECOMING SHOW!

A passionate singer, gifted pianist, and insightful songwriter, David Baron has caught the ear of audiences across the country with his unique brand of piano rock.

Now for the first time since his LA and San Francisco CD Release Parties SOLD OUT, David brings his full backing band to South Florida for this homecoming show to celebrate the release of his debut self-titled EP.

Don’t miss David Baron’s South Florida CD Release Party at:

City Limits
Saturday, February 28
8PM, $10, 18+
19 NE 3rd Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

w/ Black Finger, John Ralston & Marie Nofsinger

To purchase advanced tickets online visit: www.citylimitsdelray.com

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Now Announcing Friday YouTube Series

Beginning the first week of January 2009, piano pop/rock singer-songwriter David Baron will upload a new video of music on YouTube every Friday for fans to enjoy. The Friday YouTube Series will showcase working demos of David’s new material, as well as unique piano-rock versions of covers both classic and new. These fun and informal videos will range from intimate performances of David in his apartment in San Francisco to clips of David playing live with his full band on stages across the U.S.

And since David wants this project to be as interactive as possible, he will be taking requests directly from fans for songs they want to see him cover in upcoming videos!

To submit a song request to be recorded for an upcoming video in David’s Friday YouTube Series, email david@davidbaronmusic.com.

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My Top 10 Albums of 2008

1. David Byrne and Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Standout tracks: “Home”, “One Fine Day”

It’s not unusual for an album we eventually fall in love with to be challenging or even off-putting on the first listen, but my favorite album of 2008 was that rare collection of songs that I loved as much on the first listen as on the thirtieth.  Equal parts art and pop, Everything elegantly balanced the weird and the warm by enveloping Byrne’s exultant lyrical proclamations in Eno’s grandiose pop sheen.  These two wizards’ gloriously accessible collaboration reminded me of why Talking Heads and U2 were so incredible in the first place.

2. R.E.M., Accelerate

Standout tracks: “Man-Sized Wreath”, “Supernatural Superserious”

The most welcome return-to-form of the year, Accelerate ranks among R.E.M.’s best work—and when you’re talking about a band that’s made such classics as Out of Time and Automatic For The People, you know that’s no small feat.  R.E.M.’s stripped-down and urgent “Fuck you!” to the Bush administration stands alongside U2’s All You Can’t Leave Behind and Elton John’s Songs From The West Coast as triumphant late-career albums by legendary artists striving to make waves in the wake of their best material.

3. Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Standout tracks: “Lost!”, “42”

I must admit, I didn’t like it at first.  Some parts were too predictable, I thought, and others felt like they were just pieces of song ideas strewn together with a lack a cohesive vision.  Then I finally submitted like the rest of the world, and now I just enjoy the hell out of it.  Keep ’em comin’ Coldplay—at this point they can do whatever they want.

4. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Cardinology

Standout tracks: “Fix It”, “Let Us Down Easy”

Another year, another Ryan Adams album (or four).  This guy’s like the Woody Allen of singer-songwriters: different project, same story, always great.  This one in particular has been growing on me since I salivated over it’s acoustic soft-rock when it came out two months ago.

5. Jakob Dylan, Seeing Things

Standout tracks: “Something Good This Way Comes”, “All Day And All Night”

Artists living in the shadow of the extraordinary accomplishments of their parents never have it easy, but surely none has had a tougher go than Jakob Dylan.  You’d expect the son of Bob Dylan’s first solo outing to shock and awe its way into the limelight like a child desperate for attention; instead, the Wallflowers front man coolly delivers some quiet, straightforward folk that sounds not too unlike Bob’s first disc some fifty years ago.  Yeah, you could accuse him of playing it safe, but since “Something Good This Way Comes” is my favorite song of the year, I like to give the guy a break.

6. Vampire Weekend

Standout tracks: “Oxford Comma”, “M79”

Oh how I wanted to hate these guys.  The cover of Spin magazine some one month after they released their first album?  The buzz is not to be believed, right?  But dammit if their debut isn’t one of the most refreshing listens of the year, copping Graceland-era Paul Simon and early Talking Heads in equal doses, and proving that a “serious” indie record can still be joyously optimistic.

7. She & Him, Volume 1

Standout tracks: “Sweet Darlin'”, “You Really Got A Hold On Me”

This wonderful throwback to 50s era Doo-wop and Motown features the voice of Zooey Deschanel, whose innocent yet sexy crooning sounds so sweet and so sad all at the same time.  Check out their stellar, slow-as-molasses cover of “You Really Got A Hold On Me”, which just happens to sound like it was recorded in a bathroom.

8. Mudcrutch

Standout tracks: “Scare Easy”, “Orphan Of The Storm”

Some suspected Tom Petty’s reunion with his old band from Gainesville would just be a subpar take on a new Heartbreaker’s record.  Turns out Mudcrutch was the best Petty project since Wildflowers.  Lead by a man whose age wears him well, Mudcrutch had a voice all its own due to Petty’s winning mix of Southern charm and backwoods wisdom.

9. MGMT, Oracular Spectacular

Standout tracks: “Kids”, “Time To Pretend”

“Kids” was the song for this and all summers, a breezy and affectionate ode to innocence that sported the catchiest synth keyboard lick since Van Halen’s “Jump”.  Great to see “Time To Pretend” over the opening credits of the movie 21 too…too bad the rest of the movie blew!

10. The Raconteurs, Consolers Of The Lonely

Standout tracks: “Old Enough”, “Many Shades Of Black”

Jack White, you are the savior of rock n’ roll for our times.  While the first Raconteurs record’s saving grace was the killer single “Steady As We Goes”, their second outing was the album that indicated that The Raconteurs are not just Mr. Black’s one-off experiment, but a band with a singular sound that could stand on its own.  Meg, who?

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