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DAVID S. GOLDMAN
Of Jewish, Sicilian and Albanian background, David S. Goldman grew up in a house rich with classical, opera, popular, blues and international folk music. David’s musical influences and tastes run from Stevie Wonder, Howlin’ Wolf and Rolling Stones to Ravi Shankar and Italian tenor Carlo Buti.
David has studied music, language and photography for three and a half years in India (Sitar and Vocal), Japan (Lute, Koto, and Vocal) and Korea and Mexico. He has also traveled in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, England and France as well as in the American Southwest. He performs songs in various genres and languages.
David most recently recited an original poem for Deepak Choprah’s CD and book release “Home” in New York City. He has opened for Kenny Loggins at Tarrytown Music Hall, for the Rippingtons at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill and has performed at The Living Room, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Irvington Town Hall Theater, Pleasantville Music Festival, the Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall and Rutgers University. He has performed duets of his songs at Birdland with jazz singer Hilary Kole and has been interviewed and performed live on a number of New York, Boston, Connecticut, Colorado and Maine area radio stations, including WOR’s nationally syndicated Joey Reynolds Show.
David was a semi-finalist in the 2004, 2006 and 2007 New Song Festivals and was also a winner in the 2003 Great American Song Contest Pop Category. “Te Extraño Tanto”--co-written with Jeff Franzel and noted Latin songwriter Mimi Ibarra--won third place in the Latin/World category in the 2002 Billboard Songwriting Contest. His song “Summer With Juliet” from his eponymously named CD received an Honorable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In 2004 his Gospel song “God Came God Saw God Cried” won an Honor Award in the Great American Song Contest. Mr. Goldman has signed three publishing agreements for his songs which have been placed on cable and television networks.
In 2007 David was given a role in “John Goldfarb Please Come Home,” a new musical making its debut at the New York International Fringe Festival, with book by William Peter Blatty (“The Exorcist”) and music by Michael Garin, Robert Hipkens and Erik Frandsen (“Song of Singapore”). NYTheatre.com Review comment on the group Mr. Goldman was in: “…The State Department staff…..does some amazing ensemble work…”
David's 2nd CD "Light In The Tunnel" released in 2010, received major Indie radio station airplay on over 75 stations in over 30 states nationwide, and placed for 12 weeks on the NY Roots Radio Airplay Chart--reached number 1--and Cashbox Magazine / Roots Music Report's Roots Country / Americana Top 50. He also placed on the Folk DJ Chart. (Thanks to Lisa Grey of Blue River Promotions.) His "A Soldier's Return" was placed for the closing credits of the award-winning short English Film "End Of The Tour" about a violent confrontation with a soldier returning from Iraq.
His latest award-winning release, "Going To America" is a song of hope for the country, hope that lies in America's founding ideals and diversity.