It was a small crowd but he wowed them. Singer songwriter David Hein stopped by the Kizmet Cafe Monday night, arriving in a small yellow, Rent a Wreck’s bug.
He was following on the trail of his newly released CD, North of Nowhere, an album some reviewers described as an acoustic rock road trip.
The artist worked through several songs during his two-hour show including tracks off his new CD, some covers and some requests.
There was a song, Another Time of Year, a slow tempo song written for his wife who stayed behind in Toronto while he toured. Hein has a real down to earth stage presence and a kind of “country boy” charisma, reminiscent of the late John Denver.
“I first started singing when I was about eight-years-old, doing open mic performances. I thought that was just awesome,” he told the audience.
You had to hold on to your hats when country rocker David Lee Murphy came to the CN Centre, Nov. 4 with his special guests The Poverty Plainsmen. Murphy brought along his trade mark fun, rockin,’ rowdy good times. That’s his style. From the artist’s soulful Road You Leave Behind to hits like Party Crowd, Murphy really knows how to put on a good show.
“Whether I’m writing, recording, performing or listening to music, the whole experience for me is about enjoying yourself, getting away from the real world and having a good time,” he said. “I want folks to come to my show… let their hair down… and have a good time.”
Murphy came to Prince George during his northern tour.
“From as far back as I can remember, I’ve always loved music of all kinds from early Beatles and Elvis to Lester and Earl, Haggard, Waylon, Willie, Skynyrd.”