I came across Drew Danburry about eight years ago and I’ve been following his career more or less frequently ever since. Back in 2010, Drew admitted to himself that music wasn’t able to provide the kind of financial stability he and his family needed. The touring musician trained to become a barber and eventually started Danburry Barber Shop in Provo, Utah. Thankfully Drew didn’t completely abandon music and after a minor break, he started writing and releasing new music. This time he can just do it without the financial pressure.
Drew Danburry’s new album Becoming Bastian Salazar came out a week ago on 16th of September. Bastian Salazar is Drew’s alter ego and Becoming Bastian Salazar tells the story of how one person evolves from love to hate, hope to despair, and altruism to egocentricity. To celebrate the new album, Drew is releasing new music videos each week. One Chord to Another has a chance to premiere this week’s video for the song Eliot Rosewater, Peter Weir, Buck Brannaman, Jason Anderson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Dalai Lama or the day I realized that I’ll never be who I want, but will always be who I am and that is sufficient. As you noticed, Drew is a man with long, but meaningful song titles. This sad & beautiful song actually would be a bit too depressive without the title. However, when you add together the song, the title and this music video of the adventures of young Drew, that dwelling sadness of the song suddenly turns into something good and instead of feeling insufficient you actually feel good about yourself and appreciate the person who you are.
Becoming Bastian Salazar is available as pay-what-you-want download at Bandcamp. Follow Drew at Facebook to find more information about my favourite barber.
It’s been a busy year for Drew, because in July he re-released his album This Could Mean Trouble, You Don’t Speak for the Club. A lot of things went wrong the first time it came out (in 2008) and therefore Drew decided to make it available again as a limited edition.