David the Page

Disjointed Folk Music and Stories


The Storyteller’s Impasse started out as a different album. There were songs about personal issues, songs about politics and the fall of heroes. Things were different when the album first went from ideas to songs. But, as life happens, things changed. Where I lived, how I saw life, even my surroundings changed. With that, the songs changed. More songs were written.Most of the songs started coming to me when I was living in a tiny...

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I’ve been asked where I get the ideas for my songs and who these people are in them… Let me answer this question with a few questions of my own… What did Kilgore Trout daydream about? Who were the other Dread Pirate Roberts? What if the guys from Alice in Chains got hammered with Tom Waits, Cat Stevens, and James Taylor? Has anybody ever wondered what it would be like if Don Quixote were a musician? What if...

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At coffee, I run into everyone. Our town only has one coffee shop, so it’s easy to find everyone there. I ran into a couple of musicians that I’ve jammed with, and I dig their tunes! Well, like me, they signed up for Distrokid – and like me, they have the eternal musician’s struggle: Record, listen, hear the mistakes, re-record, listen, hear something “lacking”, re-re-record, listen – and so on.          The thing that a lot of us...

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Who Is The Storyteller?


Posted on Mar 19, 2016

The Storyteller is an idea that I took from a book that helped me in a lot of ways. Transcending Evolution by Richard H. Barker. I would try and think of how to describe The Story, or The Storyteller to you – but I think this quote from Mr. Barker’s site (www.transcendingevolution.com) would do it. Your story acts as a lens through which you experience reality, but it can also become a wall between you and reality; it can become...

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The Short Version…


Posted on Mar 9, 2016

The Storyteller’s Impasse… Man, this album took a long time – and then happened quickly. I started working on the album in late 2014 with my friend, Shawn, who gave me great feedback and was an awesome bandmate back in our Pedro & The Pages days. He helped as a friend, arranger, producer, and co-instrumentalist & singer. (HEY, SHAWN! If you want to work on anything while you’re living on the other side of the country, It’d be...

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  Oh the joys of recording in a home studio… The strange noises that sneak in – dogs barking, cars going by, planes, chickens (who do the chicken version of barking), and the ever-buzzing cell-phone.There are some parts that some musicians, like myself, are not adept to. Mastering is a process that I can’t say I have even begun to… Well… Master. So, I talked to some folks in my little town and on-line, looked for advice wherever I...

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This is a two-birds, one-stone kind of post… Bird 1.) How did I come to be known as “The Page” Bird 2.) Why did I not promote the hell out of the album as soon as it was available?!           I am often asked how I got the name “The Page” – and how all this got started. There’s a long story behind all that, but I’ll give you the shorter (read: less long) version.           I’ve been writing songs and playing guitar...

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First There Was Nothing…


Posted on Jan 9, 2016

First there was nothing…Then, an idea – a thought – a light bulb exploding overhead! That’s how it all began. Soon, I’ll let you know where it went.    – David The...

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