DL ROSSI with FLINT EASTWOOD and GREATER ALEXANDER at the Pike Room

SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2013
doors at 8pm
tickets: $10 ADV / $12 DOS (buy tickets)

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DL ROSSI with FLINT EASTWOOD and GREATER ALEXANDER at the Pike Room



DL ROSSI


DL Rossi is a singer/songwriter based in East Nashville, TN. He has spent most of his musical life in the Metro Detroit area behind a drum kit with different rock bands and also leading worship at various churches. The last few years were spent with both The American Secrets (of the FreeCreditScore.com commercials) and as a worship leader at one of the larger evangelical churches in the country based in Metro Detroit. While on a trip with The American Secrets, he discovered a lump on his body. That year DL had experienced some great things; showcasing multiple times at SXSW, performing at the Sundance Film Festival, Lopez Tonight, a national tour...and now he was going to experience cancer. The rest of the year was a whirlwind, and in the midst of it he decided that he needed to finally put together a record of his own songs. Stuff he had been sitting on for years, and stuff he was inspired to write about while in the midst of not knowing if he'd be around much longer. He poured himself into the process and recorded his self-titled debut produced and mixed by Nolan Rossi and mastered by TW Walsh (Headphones, Pedro the Lion.) Thankfully, surgery left him cancer-free. And a new perspective on life rendered a newfound courage to simply be honest. The album tells his story of deeply personal struggles with anxiety and depression as a constant backdrop in the midst of stumbling through love and romance, the evangelical church, anger, self-worth, and fear. “These songs mean a lot to me, I’ve never released a set of songs I’m so proud of and enjoy so much. They deal with some pretty deep wounds I’ve had for a long time that I’ve never allowed my artistic self to fully engage with. I’m excited to share these songs with people and see what happens. “Coming from a background rooted in the evangelical church, some people may be offended or taken aback by the subject matter on the album. But my heart in this project is one of simply wanting to be honest–honest to the point of ugliness–which is something that the church talks about but rarely allows to happen without there being some sort of fallout. As I’ve pursued my faith, I’ve realized that if I can’t be honest about who I am and what I struggle with, then I’m only sharing half me. And no matter who you cut that up, it’s still living a lie. I had been living my life that way and I couldn’t do it any longer. It may sound a bit overly-dramatic for me to say this; but this album has actually cost me a lot already. It’s amazing how much trouble being honest will get you. But I’m enjoying the ride and all the new relationships that have formed since I started this process. I am really excited to see how people respond to the songs. Thanks for your time, and please enjoy this album.” – DL Rossi

 

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