You know what this means, don’t you?

Photoshoot = we are really getting new music soon

It’s not just a dream, IT IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!!!

sorry other Davids, this one is my favorite. photo shooting and lots of sweating today.

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≫ running around nashville today with @davidarchie + a rockstar crew of ladies.

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p.s. #funfact: when k80moore’s pic popped up on my IG feed, I immediately recognized those boat-feet. :)



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Dapper Dan, um, David


… later that evening…

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aww, Brooke missed seeing David:
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Can you read @DavidArchie’s mind?

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"There is beauty all around." #nature #whatawonderfulworld #bikerides

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Can I get a ‘hallelujah’ for new @DavidArchie music on its way?!?

Welcome to my spazzfest corner of the world where I do a happy dance for songwriters who tweet & IG….

Wrote a cool song today with David Archuleta @davidarchie

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And another hallelujah for socks pushed appropriately down around ankles!!!
p.p.s. And there’s more!!!! Joe Cruz is Canadian (from Vancouver, I believe)!
What a great time to be alive!!!!

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BTS rehearsal pics from the @DavidArchie BYU Spectacular (not really)

I see through you, BYU peeps. This is some sort of teaser isn’t it. I bet David IS going to do some tiger-wrestling this year. Or maybe lions? :) tumblr_m9h7j7LIia1qi0noko2_500 . And this article says “Archuleta will be both doing solo numbers and performing with other BYU groups” … and “I think people will be interested and excited about some of the things that we’re working on and things that David will be participating in.” Which groups will D. be performing with, you ask? Well, our crack investigative team has received some exclusive behind-the-scenes shots of the Spectacular Rehearsal…. Here he is performing with the Cougarettes….

In Act I

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Act II

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Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 7.12.35 PMScreen Shot 2015-07-09 at 7.12.46 PMDavid Archuleta, “American Idol” participant and singer of “Glorious,” featured in the LDS “Meet the Mormons” movie, will appear for the first time at BYU for the Homecoming Spectacular. Tickets are already available for the concert, which will take place Oct. 8–9 in the Marriott Center. “We’ve already sold over 1,500 tickets just in the first few hours,” said Robert Sullivan, director of ticketing, marketing and communications for the event. “I think you’ll see by the end of the month, if we have tickets, there won’t be a lot.” The event, themed “Make Your Mark,” showcases Archuleta as the main guest as well as various campus performing groups: Vocal Point, Women’s Chorus and Synthesis among others. It’s likely that Archuleta will be both doing solo numbers and performing with other BYU groups, Sullivan said. “David Archuleta is obviously somebody that has been on our mind as a talent we’d love to come to BYU for a long time,” he continued. “He’s just a perfect fit for our community.” Jeff Martin, producer of the show said, “I think people will be interested and excited about some of the things that we’re working on and things that David will be participating in.” Martin shared that Archuleta has been working on new music for himself and hoped Archuleta will bring both new and familiar music to the show. “There’s been a really positive response, and we’re anticipating a big crowd for both performances,” Martin said. “We’re really thrilled that people are so excited about it.” Tickets are currently available to students and alumni. Tickets will be available July 13 with purchase of the BYU arts pass, and general tickets will be available July 21. – See more at:


David Archuleta Guest Stars at BYU Homecoming Spectacular

Prior to his two-year full-time mission in Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, singer-songwriter and actor, David James Archuleta, was wowing audiences across the nation and around the globe with his concerts and special guest appearances. However, after returning home from his mission, David has made the decision to slow things down a bit and re-prioritize his life. That does not mean that he has abandoned being the class performer that he is in his own right, but rather, partly as a result of his mission, he now has a fresh outlook on life.

Since returning home he has been keeping busy writing songs for an upcoming CD release, performing for the troops overseas, speaking at Firesides, participating in a myriad of other projects to include being a guest speaker and artist at RootsTech 2015, and in 2014, he recorded the title track, “Glorious,” for the movie “Meet the Mormons.”

A quote from his book “David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance,” probably best describes his new approach to performing and life in general. In his own words he says:
Once you let yourself believe that you’ve gotten to the top, you’ve lost sight of the real goal. Which is to keep climbing no matter what. And by climbing, I don’t mean trying to outdo yourself with even more accomplishments. Instead, what I mean is that just when we think we have done something well, we should start looking at the other areas of our lives that need attention.
Yes, I’ve worked hard; and yes, I may have achieved a certain level of success-but I’m very clear about the fact that none of it would be worth it without doing the things that keep me close to God.

The Music Plays on – BYU Spectacular
David ArchuletaOn 8 and 9 October 2015, David will be performing as the featured guest artist at BYU Spectacular, a live concert held at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah in conjunction with the Homecoming Week celebrations. Tickets for his performance will go on sale on Monday, 13 July and can be purchased at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801.422.2981 or by visiting

The theme of the BYU Spectacular is “Make Your Mark” and will also feature: Vocal Point, Young Ambassadors, Cougarettes, Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Women’s Chorus and Synthesis.

Some of David’s fans may be disappointed that he is not producing music at the rate that he once did, but they can be assured that music is in his blood, and he will always “make his mark” by giving his audiences the best performance that he can possibly give. Speaking of music, David stated in his book:
So as I think back on it now, I think it is safe to say that music is something you both hear and feel. I also realize that feelings change frequently and that for the most part, they are not a constant. They change from high to low, happy to sad, content to ecstatic and back down again. Not all music has the same purpose, but most music makes you feel “something.”



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RIP, Jen <3


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FOD has posted a beautiful tribute to @jenleighbarry HERE. I can’t possibly add anything but I did want to say how sad I feel about her sudden passing… much too young… and, from all accounts, at the hands of an impaired driver.

I’ve been a long supporter of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and will make another donation today in Jen’s memory. I’m sure every one of us knows someone who’s been affected by these senseless crimes… yes, crimes. MADD campaigns to stop impaired driving from happening, to raise awareness of the issue while providing support for victims and their families.

This tragedy reminds me of all the wonderful people I’ve met just by being a fan of an incredibly gifted singer. Some I’ve never met in person (like Jen), while others have become true friends. I’m grateful for that more than words can say.

I plan to try harder not to take this gift for granted, to show extra kindness and be thankful for every single blessing.

As the lovely Jann Arden put it:

I follow Jen on Instagram and when she’d post her sports action shots, I usually did a double-take realizing they were her photos, not regrams from professional sports photographers… sad thing is, I never told her that.

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Happy Independence Day, my U.S. lovelies!

This is still on my iPod… he sings it like a love song, baby….

And tweet/IG-singing from the man himself! (Hopefully, soon to be followed by ACTUAL singing. :) :) :) )

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Finally a David sighting….


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(and sorry, for the fireworks :) )

And if David ever acknowledges this day (never mind actually performing here), this will be me:

Coming soon to a theatre… or theater… near you! (thx. for the heads up, Betsy! :) )

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New music for Monday

If you don’t follow NPR on Facebook, you should. I have found so much amazing new music on their Tiny Desk Concert Series… in every genre you can imagine.

I know David will do one of their sessions someday and he will blow them away. Of course. :)

In the meantime, check out these artists I discovered recently. (And the best thing about the Tiny Desk sessions is that you can download the audio… for free!)

Let me know what you think….

Genevieve Download audio here.

The NPR blurb:

It’s often true that the songs we wind up loving most are the ones that surprise us. I’m not a pop music lover, not a lover of songs with obvious hooks, so when I heard the big fat chorus that starts off Genevieve’s “Colors,” I thought, “uh-oh.” What wound up drawing me in first was her voice — powerful with a tiny bit of rasp and a sweet smile in her phrasing. And then that perfectly positive message, worded in a way that gave me chills: “Your life is your design, so go ahead design it. Your star is in the sky, so go ahead align it. Cause you’re forever lost until you go and find it.” The truth in those words needed to be shouted from rooftops and that chorus, that hooky thing that generally is my turnoff, became a giant turn-on. Then I went and saw Genevieve perform on a sunny day outdoors in Austin. That SXSW performance gave me a new glimpse of her talent, especially the many ways she could sing, all with great conviction. So I invited her to my desk and she came armed not with the band she had in Austin but simply with an accompanist, Chris Faller, and her voice. To anyone in that room — and for you watching this Tiny Desk — her promise is undeniable.


Download audio here.

The NPR blurb:

Amir Elkhalifa, a.k.a. Oddisee, is an emergent standout in hip-hop. The Prince Georges County, Md., native says he made his new album, The Good Fight, as a reminder that music comes before hip-hop; that music can trigger indescribable feelings; that music is a meditation on our capacity to love; and, finally, that our ambition and greed are in constant conflict with our sense of propriety.Simply put, Oddisee’s music is genius. He creates just the right amount of space, allowing it to breathe with perfectly timed cadences and vamps. His deceptively intricate rhythm tracks interlock with complementary harmonies and brilliantly constructed bars in ways that appeal to both diehard hip-hop heads — those who decipher and analyze lyrics as a hobby — and those who just want a clutch beat. He’s got it all.

Anna & Elizabeth Download audio here.

The NPR blurb

Anna & Elizabeth are almost single-handedly resurrecting the “crankie.” If, like me, you didn’t know what a “crankie” was, it’s like a mural on a spool — each drawn and crafted to be hand-cranked and unfurled at the pace of a song. The effect, as experienced here in “Lella Todd Crankie,” is breathtaking.Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are story-gatherers and storytellers. They came to NPR and brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I’ve heard at the Tiny Desk. These songs are given few embellishments — sometimes a fiddle is added to a single voice, sometimes a banjo or guitar chimes in — but always the power is in the sparseness. If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.

I know Sara B. is writing the songs for a musical based on the film “Waitress” (which was a gem, btw)… and I think this is for that… WOW, just WOW!!!!

Josh Bradley & his stunt double :)

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