Built From Scratch invites: David Allred + Special Guest: Peter Broderick
Presented by ASK HELMUT.
Following on from last year’s collaborative release Find The Ways with Peter Broderick, the Californian singer and multi-instrumentalist David Allred returns with a first solo album on Erased Tapes out November 2nd, titled The Transition.
Hailing from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento, via Portland, Oregon –David worked as a sound engineer and session musician, featuring on multiple recordings by the likes of Birger Olsen, Brigid Mae Power, Brumes, The Beacon Sound Choir, Chantal Acda, Heather Woods Broderick, Jung Body, Masayoshi Fujita, and many more. He quickly found himself touring Europe with Peter, culminating in a Royal Festival Hall performance, and contributing the arresting voice and double bass piece Ahoyto the Erased Tapes 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X; only to return to where he started, Loomis, and finally write and record The Transition as his first full-length statement in just one month.
With the release of The Transition, David Allred takes his place among the classic American songwriting tradition whilst revealing a peculiarity to his storytelling. Isolated and cut off from the outside world, David began unravelling his life and putting it on record. With a double bass in his bedroom and a piano in a church across the street, the stories started to unfold until a set of ten songs came to life. Vignettes and feelings from his own experiences, as well as characters he met along the way, inspired a rich tapestry of stories and melodies.
David Allred – vocals, double bass, piano
Peter Broderick – vocals, piano, violin
// BUILT FROM SCRATCH
It’s a movement to discover the perfect beat and support the next generation of music makers. It engenders a more stretched understanding of Jazz, bumping against the genre’s conventions whilst remaining rooted in tradition. It represents a genre-free form of art to encompass as many musical forms and languages as we can.