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Excelsior Bay Concert Series
Old Log Theatre, 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior



20 August 2023

David K & The Band

Roy Orbison Tribute: Lonely Blue Dreams

Event date: 11/16/2023 7:30 PM Export event

David K & The Band

So many troubled hearts have found refuge in the Roy’s vulnerable voice and writing. His operatic style calms and empowers. His hits catalogue unequaled. Roy stands alone among the legends of any time. David K sings Roy’s multi-octave range beautifully and with power. His stage presence, wit and passion within this tribute shine. His band excellent, his string players employ precision and feel. See, hear, learn more at www.royshow.com and YouTube davidksongs

At lockdown, a flash back. In L.A. in 1992 David K was asked, “You a songwriter?” He answered, “Yes.” “Send me a song,” the man said, sharing his card. That night David wrote, “It Was A Mistake,” Roy style, and sent it to the late Orbison’s manager. Locked down decades later, David K rehearsed daily, waking nightly to a voice crooning in his head, “Pretty Woman”… or “Crying.” He begged Roy to quit so he could sleep. Roy persisted. One night, the haunting tune was “Lonely Blue Dreams…” “Stop it, Roy,” David said. “Wait… is that you Roy?” 1/2 awake, guitar in hand, David captured the song. Had Roy sent it? Time stood still as he wandered dreamscapes catching songs like snow wafting in the night. Would Roy send more?

Lock down lifts, an album of 5 Roy hits and new dream songs appears, as performances return. David K feels compelled to share this legend, and also, these dream songs. 1 set, dressed all in black, the band overwhelms you with endless Roy hits you forgot he sang or wrote! The next set, escape into a dream, lose yourself in unexpected unique effects, corresponding video and a dream vibe all in color shades of blue. Here Roy’s best mixed with David K’s newest.

This show is a heartfelt tour of musical memories, and a new dream. Is Roy sending David K songs in the night? Grab a copy of “Lonely Blue Dreams” the new David K CD with 5 Roy Hits, 1 song written at the request of Roy Orbison’s manager, and 7 songs dreamed by David K. Where and when does a tribute meet inspired new creation? Come see. Come hear. Come experience this Lonely Blue Dream.

David K, singer songwriter, guitarist pianist…

has performed for decades, all over the country and internationally. He’s recorded and/or performed with Dr. Fink of Prince & The Revolution, Joey Molland of Badfinger (The Beatles Apple Records), Jeff Cook of Alabama, Fergie Frederiksen of Toto, Phil Solem of The Rembrandt’s (Co-wrote Friends TV show theme “I’ll Be There For You”). Phil also played bass on 5 cuts of David K’s CD “Big News Cafe.” David has submitted songs to Jon Anderson of YES, Spencer Davis, Randy Meisner of The Eagles, Edgar Winter, Toni Braxton, Rick Danko of The Band and members of James Brown’s original band.

More about Roy Orbison:

Roy Orbison, born in Vernon, TX April 23, 1936, raised in Wink TX had a radio show as a young teen, then TV show where he met Johnny Cash, a guest. Elvis Presley said Roy’s multi-octave range, was the most “perfect voice,” “Greatest singer in the world.” Roy had 23 studio albums before two with Traveling Wilburys 11 compilation albums, 2 collaborations, 4 soundtrack appearances, and 1 live album the famed Black & White Night Concert Video with a rock star backing band. Roy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and he was a recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Rolling Stone placed him 37 on its list of the "Greatest Artists of All Time" and number 13 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Billboard magazine listed him 74 of its Top 600 recording artists. Roy’s hits; Pretty Woman, Blue Bayou, In Dreams, It’s Over, Running Scared, Mean Woman Blues, Dream Baby, Only The Lonely and later, You Got It and many many more endure. Roy died of a heart attack Dec. 6, 1988 at the age of 52.






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