God Help Me Out by David Vaters – A Voice in the Wilderness ‘Volume 1’

“There’s so much music in Franklin, it spills into the streets.

Forget the fact that it’s only 30 minutes from Nashville. This town, once known primarily for its Civil War battlefield, has charged onto the music scene thanks to artists like David Vaters”

 

David Vaters passion as a singer/songwriter is something he could not hold back any longer. With years of honing and perfecting his songwriting skills, working with great players on two continents, David decided to release Volume 1 and Volume 2 of his most recent songwriting as a solo artist.

David has worked with some well-known musicians and producers in Canada, UK and USA including Henri Spinetti (Eric Clapton, Tina Turner), Dave Markee (Eric Clapton) Skip Procop (Lighthouse) and Norman Barrett (Paul Young. Larry Norman, Cliff Richard) and Dan Cutrona.(Joe Cocker, Bee Gees) as well as Canadian musicians Gene LaTour, Seppo Salmenin, Greg Atkinson and Kai Siltamaki.

This first solo effort on Volume One features a roster of well known players Tom Hemby (Vince Gill, Michael McDonald) Kenny Loggins) on guitars and mandolin, John Hammond (Amy Grant, Vince Gill) and Brian Fullen (Peter Frampton) on drums and percussion and Jeff Cox (Trisha Yearwood) on Bass, David Vest (Bob Carlisle) on keyboards, Johnathan Brown on Keyboards, Charles Owens on Harmonica, Michael Whittaker on Accordion, Susie Vaters and K.J. Raney on background vocals, David Vaters on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals with Dave Vest and David Vaters co-producing the album. Thank you Kai for your input and advise!

Volume Two was recorded with the guys stated above and also Scott Farris helped to co-produce 4 songs, Prepare, Resurrection Day, Service of the King and Prepare at Amusement Park Studio’s in Lubbock, Texas. Tom Green on Bass and Sean Frankhouser on Bass & Stand up Bass, Phil and Scott Farris on Guitars, Jason Robinett on Drums and Background vocals. Tom Hemby produced and played on Godly Man of which proceeds to FCM and its Honor Your Father campaign.

A Voice in the Wilderness Volume 1 is a collection of compelling pleas, prayers and poems all with a raw sense of urgency and compassion that is a direct reflection of both the wonder and grace of God towards humanity. Volume 1 album download is available NOW here, iTunes, Amazon and all digital platforms worldwide and the CD will start shipping to stores April 07, 2017 and Volume 2 CD will be released 07/0717 by the V Group Music Label distributed in Canada by Parasource.

A Voice in the Wilderness Volume 1 is a collection of compelling pleas, prayers and poems all with a raw sense of urgency and compassion that is a direct reflection of the times we live in today. David is a story teller and his work will make a lasting impression on the listener!

Volume 1 album download is available NOW here, iTunes, Amazon and all digital platforms worldwide and has Hit #1 iTunes Rock album chart in other countries like Mexico and hundreds of 1000’s of views on his YouTube video’s.

 

What people are saying about David Vaters and A Voice in the Wilderness Volume One …

“What a total breath of fresh air!  This record is unique and original, and full of an element seemingly missing in music in general, it is the honest heart cry of a man birthed from the soul of David Vaters, this recording is full of songs about real life. our struggles and victories, and even the grief of saying goodbye.”

“It is my pleasure to recommend this collection of songs from one of the most original artist I’ve ever produced.”
David Vest – Producer and Musician

“A very honest singer-songwriter album, with a Dylan-esque delivery of heartfelt lyrics to God,
to family, to friends…very refreshing to hear.”
Bob Farrell
Grammy Award
Songwriter/Producer
“What a total breath of fresh air! This record is unique and original, and full of an element seemingly missing in music in general. It is the honest heart cry of a man birthed from the soul of David Vaters, this recording is full of songs about real life, our struggles and victories, and even the grief of saying goodbye.” “It is my pleasure to recommend this collection of songs from one of the most original artist I’ve ever produced.
David Vest – Producer and Musician

‘I encourage everyone to give this one a listen. “A Voice in the Wilderness” is a voice that calls out to everyone, and should be heard around the world!

“No sound-alike here. David Vaters has been gifted with a uniquely-raw vocal style that takes a lyric and breathes life into every word. This is heartfelt music that reaches down deep and grips the soul. Hear now a ‘voice’ unlike any other in Christian music today”
Myron Nash – Network TV and Movie Producer

Music Review

There’s so much music in Franklin, it spills into the streets.

Forget the fact that it’s only 30 minutes from Nashville. This town, once known primarily for its Civil War battlefield, has charged onto the music scene thanks to artists like David  Vaters

Step outside and the sounds fill the night as talented street-corner musicians of all ages – one appeared to be the right age for his high school marching band – continue the musical takeover.

The musical resurgence has helped Franklin become a destination for weekend trips from Atlanta, side trips from folks visiting Nashville or from others who just want to check out where so many country music stars live, eat and hang out when they’re not on the road. It’s easy to imagine walking into a bar or a pub and hearing “God Help Me” being performed by David. Just asking for a helping hand with a superb musicianship and songwriting craft:

“I’ve been singing for a while / and I’ve been playing a little to wild – I tried all the highs / God only knows. I just need someone to tell me sooo” 

Overall, this is a genuinely innovative and original piece of work that also manages to be accessible and commercial. It blended and balances elements of country and rock. With some very intriguing ideas for performing this live also, I think David will become known as a pioneer in the Tennessee music scene and look forward to hearing more original works!

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