Barbados’ Reggae Ambassador David Kirton travels with the changing seasons
Barbados’ David Kirton takes up his guitar and moves with the changing seasons, this time the acclaimed Modern Roots Reggae singer songwriter finds him self a welcome base on the American college circuit.
Recently Kirton formed an alliance with Degy Entertainment, an established New Jersey based College Booking Agency who specializes in pairing performing songwriters with Campuses and Armed Forces bases.
After a successful NACA, National Association for Campus Activities, showcase hosted by DEGY and The Barbadian Association of Music Entrepreneurs David Kirton is booked for a fall tour performing a mix of acoustic and band dates. On this tour Kirton will be performing with a four piece backing band and as an acoustic guitar duo featuring Barbadian musician David Pilgrim, who is based in New Jersey.
Kirton continues to expand his original modern roots reggae sound preparing for the release of his fourth album in 2012. His music creates a vibe and energy that reflects the culture and heritage of his homeland mixed with his modern travelers views and adopted international sounds.
Kirton said “My progression in music has been organic. I never follow the trends but, take note. I have been fortunate to learn from some of the best entertainers and producers in my Caribbean community how to transform visions into songs and dreams into a life long musical journey.”
Today’s music market is fragmented but the cracks allow for artists like Kirton, from obscure regions, to find a way to reach new fans and foster established ones. The college market may still prove to be the music industries strongest taste makers. Kirton’s thoughts on how he stays inspired “To win this fight, I take up my guitar, raise my voice and touch lives“.
- October 13th A & M University Texarkana, Texas Acoustic
- October 25th Mary Washington Fredicksburg, Virginia Acoustic
- October 28th Bates College Lewiston, Maine Band
- November 3rd Brookdale College Lincroft, New Jersey Acoustic
- November 4th Seton Hill University Greensburg, Pennsylvania Acoustic