David Sylvester II

Live at the Sheldon

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Put aside Sylvester's age for a minute. Think of your favorite song and ask yourself if you know the story behind it. Have you ever heard the artist share the feeling or experience that evoked those lyrics and chord patterns? What unique stories come to the artist's mind when they play the song? Maybe you're wanting a new favorite song now that you've noticed all the holes that need to be filled. David Sylvester II recorded an entire concert, complete with the inter-song comments that bring his amiable personality and contemplative piano solos into your living room. The commentary taps you directly into Sylvester's thrilling career that obviously has touched the lives of this young man (he was 16 years old when the concert was recorded) and many friends and family members. Jim Brickman fans will scarcely be able to tell the difference between his music and David's. Previously unrecorded songs include "Days Gone By" and "Quiet Roads," both of which exhibit further development since the pianist's debut album. Other winners include "On My Way Home" and "Letters Home." "Live at the Sheldon" is a worthy model for any artist who wants to become more personable with his fans; it also signals David's continual progress.

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