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David Gray played an emotional, intimate set for Free at Noon
English singer-songwriter David Gray returned to Free at Noon today in support of his tenth studio album Mutineers. For twenty plus years, Gray has been making touching and heartfelt music including the phenomenal success of his fourth album, 2000’s White Ladder, which spawned the singles “Sail Away”, and “Babylon.” Known for the personal aspect of his songwriting and use of small-scale recording methods, Gray easily carved a name for himself during the turn-of-the-century indie rock movement.
David’s recent album, the excellent Mutineers /i>, finds him making a clean break and some sharp turns – and in his own words, “surprising himself”. But it also finds the musician reconnecting with the freedoms of his earlier dreams. During his Free At Noon at World Cafe Live, Gray played several songs from the new album, including “Snow in Vegas,” “Birds of the High Arctic,” and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Used Cars.”
David is in town tonight with Amos Lee and Rachael Yamagata at the Mann.
Check out the photos and setlist below. Listen to the Free At Noon set below: [xpnplayer action=”audio” category=”Free At Noon” artist=”David Gray 6.19.15 ” date=”2015″ button=”yes”][/xpnplayer]
1. L’s Song
2. Late Night Radio
3. Holding On
4. Falling Down the Mountainside
5. Snow in Vegas
6. Used Cars
7. Hospital Food
8. Birds of the High Arctic