British hard edged troubadour David Ford’s distinction as a one-man band is well earned: his live show – which consists of him, an array of instruments and a loop-generating machine – have earned tremendous live reviews since he first started playing live in 2006. Support tours in the USA and Canada with Ray LaMontagne, Sara Bareilles, Elvis Costello, Gomez, Ingrid Michaelson and Aimee Mann have been consolidated by his own North America headline tours to ever increasing and devoted audiences.
He makes a stop on his US tour at Northampton’s Iron Horse Music Hall on Wednesday, May 18th. This will be no ‘one man and a guitar’ moment of bedsit contemplation: “I will be flying solo but with as many machines and boxes of noise as the United States will allow me to bring within her borders. I enjoy the challenge of putting on the most elaborate musical performance possible within the limitations of two hands, two feet, the standard international airline baggage allowance and the available trunk-space of a reasonably priced rental car.”
In keeping with his reputation as a remarkable one-man operation, David Ford not only played nearly all the instruments on the album, but he also produced the album with some very important and timely help and advice from his close friend, the acclaimed engineer and producer, James Brown, who has recently engineered The Foo Fighters forthcoming release.
Tickets for David Ford plus John Lefler at the Iron Horse on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm are available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686, and online at IHEG.com.