- Indie folk rocker David Ullman performs at Tavern Lounge
- Indie folk-rocker David Ullman will appear from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Tavern Lounge in Northfield.
Known for emotional intensity, Ullman is a recent Northfield transplant from Cleveland, Ohio, where he garnered a large following for "passionate, furrow-browed folk-rock for the frustrated and love-lorn." [Read More...]
- TVD Recommends: David Ullman at Blue Arrow Records, 12/22
- About a year ago, we met David Ullman when he was in the process of raising the funds to produce his album, Light the Dark, which from the outset was intended to be released on vinyl.
Now, the recently relocated Ullman returns to Cleveland for the first of what will hopefully be many independent record store performances to celebrate the album‚Äôs release, which occurred on December 4. [Read More...]
- Live Wire/Get Out! :: David Ullman
- Singer-songwriter David Ullman made an auspicious debut in 2008 with Dog Days, a beautiful album of acoustic ballads that featured his distinctive voice. Ullman, who lived in Northeast Ohio at the time, has recently moved to the far north (he now calls Minneapolis home) but still plans to revisit Cleveland regularly. He‚Äôs steadily grown as an artist since releasing his debut, and his new album, Light of Dark, has more grit to it. [Read More...]
- David Ullman: The Vinyl District Interview
- Northeastern Ohio native David Ullman is trying like hell to release his next album on vinyl. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm hardwired to write, perform, record and release music,‚ÄĚ says Ullman in his RocketHub video. ‚ÄúFor me, if you‚Äôre going to release music in this day and age of digital downloads, that‚Äôs not real to me. Music on this [holds up MP3 player] is not as real as this [holds up a 12"]. We have relationships with the records we love. By putting out a vinyl record, I can connect with people that appreciate vinyl records.‚ÄĚ
Here‚Äôs the TVD exclusive on David‚Äôs ‚Äúfirst albums,‚ÄĚ why he chose to partner with RocketHub to fuel his vinyl dream, and his thoughts on the lineup for this evening‚Äôs Beachland Ballroom & Tavern show that will serve as the last big push towards funding his album. [Read More...]
- Local Musician Asks Fans to Help Fund His Album
- Musician David Ullman is counting on his fans to help produce his second album. Financially.
The Cleveland Heights resident is part of a growing number of artists who are asking their followers for money to help support their work.
‚ÄúFor me, it‚Äôs a little like a pre-order ‚Ä¶ You‚Äôre pre-ordering something and making it possible for that thing to exist,‚ÄĚ said Ullman, 32.
Two well-known sites that serve as platforms for what‚Äôs called ‚Äúcrowdfunding‚ÄĚ are Kickstarter and RocketHub, and Ullman uses the latter. "Creatives" who use the site get 92 percent of the donations, and the rest is used to pay for credit card transactions and other fees. [Read More...]
- Beethoven + Social Media = "Crowdfunding"
- Local singer/songwriter David Ullman has spent the last 10 months - along with all his cash and credit - recording a new album; and, like many independent artists of late, Ullman is looking to his audience for help financing his project through "Crowdfunding." [Read More...]
- Kent State Folk Festival: Failed coverage (almost)
- The room was hot and steam was rising on the windows during the comfortably brisk September evening. The bodies were packed like sardines. People in chairs were sitting on each other‚Äôs laps and sitting on the floor, against the wall and behind the counter. When someone left the room, there was an instant rush to fill the seat, and then two more people would emerge to lean against the wall I leaned upon. My date and I left the room as Ullman orchestrated the crowd into his frenzied sing-a-long, ‚ÄúMulletman.‚ÄĚ [Read More...]
- The 42nd KSU Folk Festival
- The Kent (State) Folk Festival brings people from across Ohio and the country to come enjoy the music of local musicians. (The 42nd KSU Folk Festival) brought back one artist, David Ullman. [Read More...]
- "Dog Days" by David Ullman
- Not just an album for lovers, not just an album for the broken-hearted, it is an album that transcends multiple classifications and stereotypes, and is simply a good idea for anyone, anywhere. [Read More...]
- "Dog Days" CD Review
- Ullman's got a toasty voice, chock full of emotion and the musical arrangements and high-quality production do well to push it front and center. As a result, cuts like "Begin," "D√©j√† Vu," "Half-Light" and brilliantly silky, heartbroken "Coming To" simply smolder. [Read More...]
- Bastard Son
- David Ullman sums up (Saturday's) show in Akron as a melodramatic "whisper to a roar." And the 28-year-old guitarist will debut his brother Brian's Sad Bastards backup band for the show, at which Ullman will peddle his new disc, Dog Days. "I start real quiet and build to a passionate vocal," says Ullman [Read More...]
- Stirring the Quiet
- ‚ÄúUllman loosely modulates his voice from pin-drop softness to soul-tearing intensity. [His] music takes the listener to a place inside that‚Äôs so distinct, it‚Äôs almost a geographic location.‚ÄĚ [Read More...]
- From A Whisper To A Scream
- David Ullman is a bracing alternative on the sometimes sleepy coffeehouse circuit.
‚ÄúI tend to vary between singing very softly one moment to bellowing and hollering the next,‚ÄĚ the Kent-based singer-songwriter says. [Read More...]
- 'Deja Vu' CD Review
- "Deja Vu" would stand head to head with any Howie Day or Matt Nathanson tune and fit right in, though David's music has that tinge of loneliness that makes it easy to relate. [Read More...]