Light is all important to David’s work. In this film he goes in search of the wonderful light of Italy along the Amalfi coast. Arriving in a new area, he emphasises the benefit of sketching before starting to paint. He then goes on to complete paintings of a variety of subjects including scenes of boats and buildings, a beach, the charming hilltop village of Ravello on a sunny afternoon and even a street painted at night. His paintings perfectly capture the atmosphere and light of the Italian scenery.
Sky Trails, his third album of original material in four years, continues fearless folk rock legend David Crosby’s unexpected late-period resurgence. In his eighth decade, Crosby is not only surviving, but thriving personally and creatively. Out September 29th on BMG, Sky Trails features a full band sound that takes Crosby in a new musical direction as the set tilts toward jazz. "It’s a natural thing for me," says Crosby, who joyously embraced the challenge of the shifting song structures. "I’ve always felt more comfortable there. There’s complexity, intricacy and subtleties in the music. I like that stuff."
"Sleepless Nights" is the debut album by David Wenngren, however not the first album he's been involved in. He's been releasing music with various other projects and is perhaps most known for his work with Library Tapes. The nine songs of this album were all recorded during late nights and early mornings at a time when Wenngren went through a brief period of insomnia. The music is not that different than his work with Library Tapes but has a more experimental feel to it and Wenngren is putting more focus on strings and computer processing than piano this time, however there's a couple of stunningly beautiful solo piano songs on the album as well.