Saturday, March 9, 2013
David Mallett is best known as the composer of The Garden Song, a song so well known that it is often thought of as a traditional song. David has written many other fine songs that haven't received the attention that this one has, but he is a great songwriter, indeed. He has appeared on the Caltech Folk Music Society series twice before. David hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris and even the Muppets, and his Garden Song has become an American folk classic.
He has performed in town halls and folk clubs across America and Europe in addition to major venues such as Barns of Wolf Trap, Newport Folk Festival and A Prairie Home Companion. The Bangor Daily News recognized him as one of the 58 most memorable Mainers of the 20th Century. The readers of FOLKWAX voted him 2003 Artist of the Year and voted Artist in Me 2003 Album of the Year. He has recorded 14 albums, including The Fable True (2007), based on Thoreau's last expedition in 1857, a spoken word CD with accompanying music.
Learn More: www.davidmallett.com