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Rousing, Raw Indie Folk from Clearwater, FL




  David Rosenfield's indie folk songs are filled with unconventional imagery over a backdrop of raw acoustic guitar. There's a little country music in there somewhere, vying with the punk rock and the folk and the blues. Benjamin McNeil of The Pulse Magazine described Rosenfield as, “...a raw-sounding philosophical conversationalist. He's a poetic story-teller, a man with a guitar and musical integrity.”

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“David Rosenfield’s Son of Ojito will never attract the masses of radio listeners, those who consume catchy chorus lines and synth beats, loud wardrobes and louder personalities. And that is for the best. The fourteen tracks featured in Son of Ojito, the Seattle native’s first album, contain the essential ingredients of “great” music: for starters, carefully-crafted lyrics that serve as social commentary and an unrelenting flow of passionate vocals matched by a refined guitar sound. Vocally, Rosenfield resembles a faster-paced Bob Dylan and ~ like Dylan ~ is a raw-sounding, philosophical conversationalist. He’s a poetic story-teller, a man with a guitar and musical integrity.”

Benjamin McNeil - The Pulse Magazine  

"David Rosenfield is the quintessential gentleman songster of our times; entertaining in a truly organic and knowingly experienced way."

Simaen Skolfield, Grammy Award winning recording engineer 

"Dave Rosenfield is traveling the country in his vegetable oil-fueled Winnebago. And he’s perfectly fine with it. 'I’ve been packing up my wife and kids and we all head out on this journey together,' he says during a recent phone interview from Houston. 'I couldn’t do this without them, and I’m grateful they are part of this journey.' Rosenfield, who is based in Clearwater, Fla., is an indie folk singer who is touring in support of his latest album, Son of Ojito. The 34-year-old songwriter describes himself as a fatalist and an optimist and has an unconventional way of writing. 'A lot of my lyrics are just streams of consciousness,' he explains. 'Whatever is happening in my head is what comes out when I write.' Rosenfield’s music has been described as a polished mixture of country, punk rock, folk and the blues.”

"David Rosenfield's official bio promises music that sounds 'like Conor Oberst playing early Dylan, or The Mountain Goats with Allen Ginsberg as lyricist.' That's a hefty load to bear, but Rosenfield does have the vibe of a literate poet-philosopher. Along with the names above, we would throw Jonathan Richman into the mix. Rosenfield's songs can be bouncy and fun, but he never strays too far off message -- in May, he'll go on tour in a motorhome converted to run on vegetable oil."

"...the way in which he writes and sings his story-like lyrics is astonishing – he is a true 21st century story teller through music."

MF Greens - Vandala Ezine, March 2011


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