Genre: Americana Music / Country / Folk
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
David Ferrard is a Scottish-American singer-songwriter and folk musician based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Born to a Scottish father and an American mother he was brought up on both sides of the Atlantic. His transatlantic roots can be clearly traced in is music, whether singing his own compositions or interpreting a traditional ballad or song by Robert Burns.
His voice has been compared to Tim Buckley and his writing to Woody Guthrie and John Prine.
His songs tell stories about his and others' lives. An ability to get under the skin of different characters has won him songwriting competitions, and a unique performance style has made him one of the most popular local performers, selling out shows last summer at Edinburgh's annual International Fringe Festival.
David's songs tell stories about his and others' lives, and are marked by a strong commitment to social justice and peace. An ability to get under the skin of different characters and to convery these stories in song has won him songwriting and performance competitions (Celtic Connections 2006, Burnsong 2007).
David tours regularly throughout the UK, mainland Europe and is embarking on his first tour of the US this April & May 2011.
David is releasing a new album of original songs in the summer of 2011.
Official Website: http://www.davidferrard.com/fr_home.cfm
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/davidferrard