David Vaters A Voice in the Wilderness

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Submitted by Don Graham

David Vaters is making the music he was meant to make and the world is taking notice. And with the state of affairs on the planet these days the world needs David Vaters’ uplifting and inspirational songs to bring a positive balance to life. There have been some detours on the road to David’s destiny but patience and laser focus helped get him to this point in his life and career.

“I started writing songs at age 15 and at 16 I was offered a record contract, an 8 single deal, but it would have involved leaving school and that wasn’t going to happen. So I put it on hold for a while.” But David’s passion and talent as a singer/songwriter was not to be denied. He spent many years honing and fine-tuning his songwriting skills and working with great musicians in North America and the U.K. and began work on ‘A Voice in the Wilderness Volume 1.’ “I was fortunate to start a business with my brother making merchandise and branding T-shirts and the like. We were responsible for Brooks Running shoes among other things. I ended up moving back to Canada from Tennessee to a home in the wilderness which was strange because I had titled my work ‘A Voice In The Wilderness’ before I knew I’d be living there.”

Vaters was born in Canada and had the good fortune to work with A-list musicians and producers in Canada, UK and USA including the likes of 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 Salminen, Greg Atkinson and Kai Siltamaki.

David VatersDavid Vaters‘A Voice In The Wilderness Volume One’ features esteemed players such as 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. Volume 1 is a heartfelt collection of prayers and poems and as the title of one of the tracks ‘Talking To God’ suggests, conversations with God.

Volume 2 was recorded with the same cast and crew and also includes Scott Farris who helped to co-produce 4 songs, ‘Prepare’, ‘Resurrection Day’, ‘Service of the King’ and ‘Prepare’ at Amusement Park Studios 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 will proceeds going to FCM and its Honor Your Father campaign.

David Vaters writes in his own style which makes him unique and interesting to listen to like reading his diary or getting a peek into his heart and soul. He strives to touch hearts and minds through his music. Standout tracks on ‘A Voice In The Wilderness Volume One’ are ‘Godly Man’, ‘Brothers of Mine’ and the current single about to go into major distribution ‘Forgive’.

Visit David Vaters on YouTube to listen, enjoy and embrace his music. 

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For more on David Vaters visit www.davidvaters.com