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200 State Street Binghamton, NY (607) 217-7334
Top vote-getter at the Falcon Ridge, NY Folk Festival "Most-Wanted" showcase (1996) and NAIRD "Indie" nominee for singer-songwriter album of the year (1994) for Digging Through My Closet, David Roth has gained national attention for his unique songs, moving stories, and powerful singing and subject matter. "David has reached our hearts. With voices like his still singing, there's a certainty that the candle will remain li, the hope reasserted, and the dream still sung," writes Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary.
Since emerging from a nationwide field of several hundred songwriters to open the 1987 Kerrville, TX Folk Festival as its New Folk winner, the Chicago native (and two-time national anthem singer for the NBA's Bulls) has garnered accolades for his performances, workshops, writing, and recordings. In addition to singing "Earth" at the 40th Anniversary of the United Nations, David's "Rising in Love" was performed at the 100th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall in 1991. "Manuel Garcia," based on the true story of one man's battle with cancer, appears in the international best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Third Helping by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen as well as in Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul, true stories of cancer survival. Both are available in bookstores throughout North America. "A Little Something More" was also published in 1996 by McGraw Hill in Barbara Glanz's business best-seller Care Packages for the Workplace. Her sequel will include more of David's work.
In addition to performing at music festivals, clubs, and other venues across the U.S. and Canada, David leads singing, songwriting, and performance workshops and is a presenter and emcee at a wide variety of conferences and retreats. He has been the artist-in-residence for several years at New York's Omega Institute, one of the country's leading adult education centers, and has recorded five albums of his work. Davi'd one-man play "The Gripes of Roth" premiered in 1994 at the Nomad Theater in Boulder, CO.
Particularly telling are the accolades for David that come from his peers. "I have hundreds and hundreds of albums by singer/songwriters, and in my opinion, David is the greatest out there today. Strong words, but easily backed up. All you have to do is listen," writes Lucky Clark in Music in Review. Christine Lavin adds," David writes and sings songs with a devastating combination of heartfeld wisdom and incisive wit. In my eyes he sets a new singer/songwriter standard for the rest of us to aspire to, and it's a standard that is very, very high."
"David's songs open my mind, lift my spirits, and tickle my funny bone. Here's a man with a devoted following, yet to be discovered by the world at large. It's only a matter of time." --DAN MILLMAN, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior
"Startling, original, as likable and unpretentious a presence as has ever graced any stage in town..." --DAVID STARNES, Savannah News-Press, GA
"Our first choice to keynote the Minnesota Peer Helpers Association for counselors, teachers, community leaders, and social workers was David. Among the raves, several said it was one of the most powerful mornings of our lives. Plus, we didn't have to go after our second choices, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton." --ROB KESSELRIN, Conference Coordinator, MPHA
"We've had David as a presenter at both our 10th and 11th annual international conferences on "The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity." The 2,000+ diverse people who attended love him. His talent is unique, his appeal universal, his stage presence incredible, his touching, funny, thought and emotion-provoking songs are remarkable." --DR. JOEL GOODMAN, founder, The Humor Project, Saratoga Springs, NY
"Very special, and worth a trip from anywhere." --BRANDI HAYDEN, Good Folks Coffeehouse, Rowayton, CT