David Blue | Artist

David Blue | Artist

Tags: Era_1960s, Gender_Male, Genre_Folk, Genre_Pop_Rock, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Stuart David Cohen aka David Blue was an American folk music singer-songwriter and actor born 1941 in Providence, Rhode Island. After leaving school and a short stint in the Navy, Blue discovered Greenwich Village where he worked washing dishes in the Gaslight Cafe. It was there that he became friends with poets and folk musicians such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Elliot, Bob Dylan and Eric Andersen. Blue took acting classes, wrote poetry and songs, and began performing in Village clubs which resulted in him joining Richard Fariña's Singer Songwriter Project, who released one album in 1965. The following year, now signed to Elektra Records, he released his self-titled debut solo album which sounded like a cross between Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and attracted good critical reviews. Over the next few years he released several lacklustre albums but bounced back in 1972 with the excellent Stories album and the following year with his career's best work Nice Baby and The Angel. In all Blue released seven studio albums, standouts include David Blue, Stories, Nice Baby and the Angel, Com'n back for More and Cupid's Arrow. Blue also appeared in two movies, The American Friend directed by Wim Wenders, and Human Highway by Neil Young. Out of interest, David Blue can be seen sitting holding a canvas bag on the cover of Bob Dylan and The Band's Basement Tapes album.

Artist Website: folk.uio.no/alfs/blue.html

Featured Albums: David Blue

Related Artists: Bob Dylan, Eric Andersen

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