The Hootenanny Down the Hall Music Podcast Episode 0001 (follow link below for streaming or download), Number one, Numero Uno, Initial Episode is now live, featuring UK singer/songwriter David Ford and his opening act Jarrod Dickenson playing upstairs at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, May 9th, 2014. David expresses his love of Philadelphia many times during the show, but the encore is special to anyone who loves Philly, or has been lost and alone far from home, as he plays his Love Song for Philly, entitled Philadelphia Boy. It gives me goose bumps every time I hear it, partly because I’m very familiar with the story behind the song, even a small part of the detailed story which he tells in the last chapter of his 2011 book “I Choose This” which chronicles the first ten years of his music business endeavors.
This podcast serves as a treatise of what your definition of success becomes as you wade through all the Industry BS that comes along with almost any creative endeavor that craves an audience to flourish. David says in his book that “Everyone said that I was going to be the next big thing, I’ve spent the last decade proving them all wrong!” It’s a great read from a super talented rock and roller who went from charismatic leader of a promising major label UK Pop band called EasyWorld, to a loner in his home studio who set out to record a few demo’s but ended up recording an album that would propel him to potential stardom once again as a solo artist. Employing digital looping technology and a heapful of raw talent, multi-tasking on stage in every performace, David Ford became a one man band who traveled oceans to play to the masses. When the Masses or music business promotional support never really materialized as promised by his promoters and record label execs, he was forced once again to rely on his own close knit circle of record label folk and fans to keep him going as a professional singer/songwriter. This is where we find him, with 4 full length albums and a series of EP’s over the years, with tons of video’s on Youtube, David tours the US every spring, tours the UK and Ireland in between, plays a worldwide internet broadcast charity show every year called “Milk and Cookie’s” and plays by his own rules as he always has, it’s just now that the music business has stopped calling and he can go about being a regular bloke with tons of musical talent and a heck of a hobby playing music for his loyal fans.
“Everytime” by David Ford 11:53
“Rosalie” by Jarrod Dickenson 18:23
“Your Heart Belongs to Me” by Jarrod Dickenson 22:13
Jarrod Dickenson Interview 25:23
“Come What May” by Jarrod Dickenson 33:53
“In The Meantime” by Jarrod Dickenson 37:22
“Ballad of Miss Lilly” by David Ford 45:35
“Pour a Little Poison” by David Ford 50:14
“I Don’t Care What You Call Me” by David Ford 52:55
“State of the Union” by David Ford 1:00:00
“To Hell With the World” by David Ford 1:08:38
Interview with David Ford 1:22:40
“Man In Me” by Bob Dylan performed by David Ford and Jarrod Dickenson
“Philadelphia Boy” by David Ford