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Saturday, June 25, 2016

David Archuleta Wows Safford, Arizona


It seemed like the stars aligned for David Archuleta singer/songwriter on Wednesday and Thursday night.  As he strode on stage to perform his sold out shows at the David M. Player Center for the Arts, in Safford Arizona , he was greeted by a crowd that, from all appearances, were truly in love with the man and his music.

There was no opener for these shows, none needed, any more than were fancy lights or trendy sounds; David didn’t need any of it.

We’re not talking about polite applause but full on lusty screams.  From the start the audience was singing to his songs and he deserves every decibel of it.  Backed by his four piece band he was confident and performed his songs with aplomb.

David worked the stage with the assurance that all eyes were on him.  He strolled up and down the stage and more than once dropped to his knees with his hunker downs. David dazzled the extremely appreciative audience with songs often talking briefly between songs. 

His performance was essentially flawless.  It was a return, as if he’d never left, to a realm of old favorites, a new song of prayer all with a sleek musical detail. I love his music because each song brings a unique message that is relevant today.  His voice is timeless in a way that is so beautiful.  A sincere moment of intimate emotion occurred during the almost quiet like performance of “My Little Prayer”, it was magical.

There were people ranging from 10 to 80 and they were all on their feet dancing by the end of the shows. He shared information about the history of a couple of songs, why he wrote them, what inspired him, it was fascinating.  Fans rushed to the foot of the stage, where they jumped up and down, flailed their arms, and, of course, sang along.

Even after a few days I am still experiencing Concert Glow and feeling more engaged with life.  David’s concert reenergized my spirit and has gotten me thinking about out how to make a difference in my life.

David wowed his audience, what a tremendous concert!  It was upbeat, joyful, powerful, and brilliant with important meaningful messages.  His voice is a priceless sonic masterpiece.

It was a musical treat to all those fans that had waited for the big day with bated breath, participation in contests, stood in line at the venue with much anxiety.  Once in all that was forgotten and all they cared for was David being on stage with microphone in hand.

His tender emotion is inseparable from his craft.  He is more than just some pop artist being churned out by record labels.  His versatility will stand the test of time in this industry and there is no doubt he will continue to impress fans with his talents.  My experience with David Archuleta, in concert, is one I will cherish forever.  David is one of those artists who sound better live and anyone who has the opportunity to see him in concert should.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

David Archuleta in Queen Creek, Arizona

The excitement from David Archuleta’s fans began around the front door before the show even starts.  Once inside the packed sold out show screams appeared even before he arrived on stage.

As he ran on stage he smiled happily, looking far more dynamic than any photo and then an explosion of unforgettable music began with “The Other Side of Down”.  It was lovely to see so many people of all ages and gender in attendance.  It’s his sincere articulation of human emotion that’s attracted so many fans; earning David a burgeoning collection of admirers who feel what he feels.  Even without a new album yet David seems to have time on his side.

He seemed to explode with life and energy with each and every song.  What a truly magnificent performer.  His humor and enthusiasm seemed to bubble over as he chatted back and forth, with his ever attentive audience clinging to his every word and move.

David doesn’t seem to fully grasp the significance of his emotional impact yet.  At one point he marveled that after serving his two year mission he wasn’t sure there would be anything to come back to and not sure he wanted to continue music.  After a songwriting session in Nashville his feeling of numbness resulted into a song “Numb” revealing his renewed feeling to continue with his music.

His set list included many of his popular songs and one special Easter piece “In Christ Alone” at which towards the end his emotions came into play.  It is clear that David doesn’t just want to write songs; he is compelled to perform them.

The gifts he shares will forever be dear to us.  David is humble and down to earth.  In between songs, she shared bits of his life both on and off the stage.  David seems more comfortable on stage that he even puts the audience at ease.  He stood before us as an entertainer, singer/songwriter, a role model and a legend in the making.  

David Archuleta brings music to life which flows in your heart and enriches your soul. Music the world wants to listen to, his appeal will outlast the years.


Monday, December 14, 2015

David Archuleta - DAC the Halls Christmas Concerts

You don’t have to look far to find good music just head to a David Archuleta concert that is if you can get tickets.

Just ask the Davis Arts Council at the annual “DAC the Hall’s Concert”, who sold out their December 12th matinee and evening performance in 45 minutes.

Oh what a rush that had to be but really this is no surprise to those of us who have followed David since his Idol days.  The minute you hear about any appearances your finger does the clicking on tickets, hotel reservations, flights, rental cars, shuttles and map quest road trip information.

I feel we are more efficient than the federal mail couriers, through rain, snow, sleet, storms and sold out tickets we still find a way to one of his events, and always loaded down with gifts, letters, packages and the occasional edible treats.  David has to be the most well fed and dressed artist to date.

His two year mission absence from the entertainment scene gave him the opportunity to find himself but as he has quoted “to lose himself” and focus on what was necessary for him to continue life’s journey.   He is always in the process of becoming, improving, changing and learning.

Many are inspired by him so it’s not unique to be a big fan.  But when the uniqueness sets in is in the heart, he can hold a very high place in your heart, soul and mind.  It’s a very personal thing to like him it’s a bit unfair, all of us focusing on him so much, so I cast my love lightly.

His voice is glowing along with his career, a most wonderful imaginable voice full of emotion.  Every song comes with meaning his angelic voice defines powerful. His voice is mesmerizing it’s a wonderful experience hearing him sing.

Yuletide anthems always seem to find a place in David’s  concerts and White Christmas was no exception, the number one selling song of all times, written by Irving Berlin.  It has been covered by everyone and while it is hard to live up to the inimitable Bing Crosby, David’s rendition captured a youthful, jazzy and beautiful sentiment of the song  And in doing so fully realizes the combination of joy and memory that makes Christmas what it is…….a celebration.

He gave an exquisitely polished powerful performance, he is an endangered species his voice has such engaging textures you believe every word he sings.  His voice should come with a warning.  Music is a beautiful thing, it allows you to get lost in other worlds and David took us away and we are not coming back.

David is like a bit of stardust fallen from the hand of God, love is what you give and his art of giving love is what showed with his audiences. These concerts were a rare example of paying a small amount for a million dollar show. 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

David Archuleta - Back in Concert 2015


“He takes you out of your head and puts you into his heart.”

Recently making a comeback to pop music after his two year mission in Chile is David Archuleta a gifted singer who has been significantly missed.   Fans waited restlessly for almost four years to hear him perform, and in his own words has started a warm up concert tour. 
Many couldn’t help but wonder if a successful comeback was even possible, but after listening to his first four concerts it is apparent he hasn’t missed a beat, delivering as he only can, heartfelt music, even with a bout of flu which consisted of a cancellation half way through his second night in Utah.
David stepping into the spotlight once again is a reminder of a few artists that have taken time off, only to return to form or in some cases even better than they were before they left.  And in David’s case I believe he is better than he has ever been.   His tone is deeper, richer and more resonant than ever before and that pulls you in as a listener.

 David creates his own original interpretation of a song and creates an emotional response.  Passion and conviction is one of his most important achievements.  His songs are a portal for his personal style and individuality. 
David never takes himself out of the moment of his song or his audience.  A lot of singers are great musicians but they think they are the gift.  David knows, it not about him, it’s about what you do with the gift.  He gives joys to people, and that is his and our rewards.

David new album soon to be released will probably include a new co-written song “Numb” a song that is a personal introspective of his feelings today.
David’s upcoming new album has been long awaited and hopefully will give us an insight to his future direction in music and goals.

Success doesn’t happen in a single moment, the journey between inspiration and greatness is filled with a thousand small steps.  With these concerts in Idaho and Utah David has started the process of a great renewed career.
Look at David’s upcoming performance schedule on so you don’t miss a concert.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Music goes Round and Round.....Whoa-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho.....And it comes out here


David Archuleta latest vocal performances have shown off his true talent, range and ability that goes beyond the limit and is truly unforgettable.  He has the most angelic voice you’ve ever heard with an emotive, expressive and divine tone. The richness and diversity of his voice is unmatchable.  He can teach the world to sing.

Since returning from his mission he conveys an even greater empathy of soul.  He is blessed with an incredible gift, an amazing entertainer and is always giving back.

Over the years his music has continued to be a part of my spirited journey.  Often times, the only way God could speak to my heart was through David’s music.

His voice stirs something deep in my spirit.  He has a most incredible range and power, yet can sing so softly and sweetly.  He sings with a great passion and no one can sing Be Still My Soul quite like David.  You can feel his enthusiasm even when you weren’t watching him.

His talent, his voice and his beautiful spirit are what make him a great singer.  He lives his life in testimony of God’s grace and unconditional love for him. God’s spirit shines through him while his music touches lives around him.

He has been faithful to share that God given gift with us, making him vulnerable to criticism, while sharing his own struggles.

I think his new songs are going to sound a bit different in this stage of life because of what he needs God for and what he leans on God for has changed.

I am hoping his new CD will give him the motivation to book more concerts and get back out on the road for a more regular basis, if that’s his desire.  Music will always be a huge part of who he is and may this be the start of more tours ahead.

This new CD will give him a chance to shine in front of thousands of new followers.  It is not clear how any release can live up to the hope that awaits this one, but David has promised he has been busy during the long wait crafting new songs for this new album.
Looking forward to David’s new album and seeing many of you at his concerts and other future events

Friday, March 27, 2015


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