Grammy nominated singer/songwriter ANTHONY DAVID Releases "LOVELY DAY", the first official single from his forthcoming Bill Withers' tribute album, Hello Like Before
Celebrates iconic singer-songwriter Bill Withers' 80th birthday with heartfelt, Hello Like Before, tribute album to be released by Shanachie Entertainment on September 21st.
Singer/songwriter Anthony David has debuted "Lovely Day", the first official single, from his forthcoming Bill Withers tribute album Hello Like Before. The classic feel-good song was originally written by Bill Withers and Skip Scarborough in 1977 and released on Withers' Menagerie album in 1978. The new rendition appears on David's forthcoming album, Hello Like Before, to be released on Shanachie Entertainment on September 21st.
While "Lovely Day" has been covered and sampled numerous times, David's version channel's Withers' spirit, but with a few contemporary updates. Like Withers, David plays the acoustic guitar and has a warm, resonant voice that imparts an earthy sincerity to his music. So, it is no surprise that he has often been labeled as his generation's Bill Withers.
Anthony David confides:
"In many ways, Bill Withers is the artist most influential to my music career. 'Lovely Day' is a favorite of the songs recorded for Hello Like Before because it's that classic feel good song that starts off your day. Although it was written over 40 years ago, it's still makes you feel good every time you hear it."
Anthony David has finally made the album that so many have urged him to make for years; a heartfelt tribute to Bill Withers, an entire album of interpretations of Withers' compositions, both famous and obscure. David's anticipated new CD, Hello Like Before, will be released by Shanachie Entertainment in-stores and available on all digital and downloadable stores and streaming outlets on Friday, September 21, 2018.
ANTHONY DAVID'S HELLO LIKE BEFORE TOUR DATES:
- 9/15 – Houston, TX (Arena Theater)
- 9/22 – Mableton, GA (Mable House Amphitheater) w/Gregory Porter & Avery*Sunshine (SOLD OUT)
- 9/23 – NYC (LPR Room)
- 9/30 – Birmingham, AL (LUXE)
- 10/19 – Buffalo, NY (WUFO Power 96.5FM/Mix 1080 AM Radio Event) w/Michael Baisden & Glenn Jones
- 11/17 – Seattle (Neumos) w/Sy Smith
- 11/20 – Annapolis, MD (Rams Head) w/Sy Smith
- 11/23 – Washington DC (City Winery)
- 11/24 – Washington DC (City Winery)
- 12/29 – Atlanta (City Winery) – Special NYE Weekend Show
- 12/30 – Atlanta (City Winery) – Special NYE Weekend Show