Local Prescott musicians’ debut album ‘Ghosts & Guitars (Songs From An Imperfect Gentleman)’; readies for digital release on April 3rd.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA—David Michael Archuleta’s debut album ‘Ghosts & Guitars (Songs From An Imperfect Gentleman)’ is a culmination of a life-long dream of recording his compositions written over a 40-year involvement in music. With the help of local Prescott, Arizona musicians Drew Hall (lead guitar on “Rocks Of The River” and “60 Days & 60 Nights”), and Troy Schilperoort (keyboards on “Ghosts, Bars & Guitars”, “Sandy Cemetery”, and “Between Mars & Venus”), David’s goal of creating a diverse and thoughtful collection of songs has been realized.
Included on the album are songs composed in the late 1980s to early 1990’s such as “Please Tell Me You’re Fine Today”, “Rocks Of The River”, “Solitary Heroes”, and “Imperfect Gentleman”; to more recent compositions written during a period of personal renewal and inspiration, such as “Girl With The Half-Moon Eyes”, “Madeline”, “Between Mars & Venus”, “Another Kind Of Day”, and “60 Days & 60 Nights”; as well as a touch of his new home of Northern Arizona and its rich history and diverse characters in the songs “Bars, Ghosts & Guitars” and “Sandy Cemetery (The Ballad of Daisy Newberry)”.
Most of the songs were recorded and mixed at Raven Sound Studios in Prescott, Arizona with Dylan Ludwig engineering. Initial basic tracks of “Imperfect Gentleman (Manchester Mix)” were recorded during a visit to England in 2018 and were further produced thereby long-time friend Jeffery Teruel at his Studio-ITC in Manchester, U.K., bringing in session musician Ian Webster on lead guitar and bass. Several of the songs have already received airplay on radio station KVNA-FM in Flagstaff, Arizona as a part of their local artist feature “The 9-2-8”.
David will be performing songs from the album Saturday, April 3rd at The Prescottonian Conference Center adjacent to The Best Western near the junction of Highways 69 and 89 in Prescott between 5-8 pm. Also, look for David performing this spring and summer throughout the Northern Arizona area.