Nothing To Fear – David Baron Live at Cafe du Nord (San Francisco CD Release Party, 12/6/08)
2 for 2! My San Francisco CD Release Party was another SOLD OUT night on the west coast! Thanks so much to everybody for making it such a special night. It was wonderful to come back to my hometown of San Francisco to share my new music with so many friends, including many great musicians and artists in the Bay Area who came out to show their support.
This time around the band featured James Deprato on guitar and Jerry Becker on organ, both of whom tour with Pat Monahan of Train. The crowd was especially amped up tonight, singing along and dancing their asses off all the way to the back row. So cool that after only 2 shows so many people already know the words to the songs off the EP…the choruses to “Love Is Just A Lie” and “Nothing To Fear” were particular fan favorites tonight, where the singing along from the crowd nearly drowned out own my voice.
I was blown away when I saw 5 girls in the front row had made T-shirts from the some of the dirtier lyrics of my songs. Nothing like reading “Nothing To Fear…But his giant piano” and “I was Just Getting Off” sprawled across the front of girls’ shirts while you’re rockin out 😉 . Keep a lookout for the T-shirt Girls at upcoming Bay Area shows–I love you guys!
Props to Brad Wolfe, Eoin Harrington and Mike Gibbons, 3 excellent artists local to the Bay Area who brought the fire that night. Eoin and I had a blast performing guest spots in each other’s sets…we dueted on Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” with my saxophonist and Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” with Eoin’s band.
Huge thanks to Laura for flying 637 miles to see the show (it said so right on her T-shirt), my folks from Florida (dude, family’s so cool), and hundreds of others who made my first hometown show as a solo artist an incredible night to remember.
It’s been a big year guys…and I can’t wait for what’s in store in ’09!
Setlist and pics below:
1. Love Is Just A Lie
2. Standing Still ->
3. Don’t Stop Believin’
4. When The Stars Go Blue
6. New York State of Mind (w/ Eoin Harrington)
7. Shadows On The Inside
8. Nothing To Fear
9. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues (w/ Eoin’s band)
Photos by Chris Lambert