What a difference a year doesn’t make. Last summer, I sat down with David Gray in SoHo and discussed his new album and tour. Last Friday, I chatted with the English singer/songwriter hours before he took the stage in North Charleston, SC and found him literally talking about the same thing — albeit with a fitting twist. In a July 1 interview, the prolific musician, once again ever so humble, discussed being on the road for almost the entire year, and working on his latest album Lost and Found, his third in under two years.
Lost and Found is a live recording of a recent tour stop Gray and his band made in Dublin featuring tracks off his most recent Foundling and Draw The Line albums. It’s available exclusively through Groupon for just $6. The partnership between the Englishman and the web wonder company was a delightful coincidence Gray explained. He had had the Dublin shows recorded to document what he believed to be his best tour to date (he credits an eclectic mix of seven musicians — ranging from cellists to guitarists — on the tour as the main reason) and possibly release it eventually. With a recording that he never thought the masses would hear in the short term, Gray was delighted when Groupon came calling his team for a possible collaboration last month. “It all came together so quickly,” Gray said.