David Haerle (from the album Garden of Edendale available on Edendale Records)
The early formative influences that west coast songman David Haerle turns channels as a muse for his recent debut, Garden of Edendale, came from his family. His music business dad provided a background in Country, introducing his son to both the style and the players, Roy Acuff escorting a nine-year-old David onstage at the Grand Ole’ Opry. Finding his own tastes, David Haerle combined the Country music he heard at home with the David Bowie songs that captured his attention on the radio. He pays homage in words to the Fender Stratocaster he picked up at age thirteen on Garden of Edendale’s “Shining Star”, showcasing what he learned from the six-string with the fast-paced strums backing his own history in “Finding Natalie”. A music gig took a backseat to a gig in music when David Haerle put aside his own guitar to promote the six-string dreams of other musicians, picking up the family business and taking over CMH Records when his founder father passed away.
David Haerle found inspiration in the artist enclave of his Los Angeles hometown, tributing his personal territory in the album title, Edendale the original name for the LA neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Los Feliz. California sounds play a role on Garden of Edendale as the album asks “Do You Know Surrender” on a soundtrack of psychedelic Folk Rock and lists desires on the caffeinated rhythmic foundation of “Everything I Ever Wanted”. The music that helped define his life contributes to the storylines as “The Tone That Got Away” tells its tale on a somber march while “Play It Like the Record” shakes out rhythms for fan shout-outs and David Haerle points to what guided his own pen for Garden of Edendale in the jangle of “Tell Your Story”. What is in his heart finds a way into his songs as David Haerle rolls down the window and takes to the endless freeways circling the City of Angels with “I Have a Crush” and is joined by Bess Harrison on vocals for “Women Make the World Go Around”.
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