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David Nevue
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My friends, Winding Down is now on Pandora Radio! http://www.pandora.com/david-nevue
Create a "David Nevue" station and enjoy the new tunes!
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For the last year couple of years I have really struggled with the desire to perform live. I just haven't wanted to do it anymore and my live performances have dropped to a trickle. It got to a point where I dreaded performing... at all. In fact, that was the inspiration, in part, for my latest album, "Winding Down."

It's been a mystery to me... I'd ask myself.. "What's happened to me? Why do I feel this way?" Well, I think the Lord may have revealed it to me.

It comes down to this... without realizing it, I started "performing to please people" rather than performing to please God. The focus of my concerts have been "making the fans happy." And thus, I feel like whenever I perform I have to climb a mountain of expectations. I'm too tired to climb that mountain anymore.

This all occurred to me last night and I realized... if I can change my heart back to what it used to be... playing for the Lord and for Him alone... with my desire being to please Him, knowing that He accepts my worship and prayers from the piano even though I am broken and imperfect... then maybe, just maybe, I will find my joy in performing again.

So... I have a couple of shows coming up in Montana next weekend. I am reworking my shows to include more worship, and less "songs designed to impress." I'm going to go with my intent to be to play "as unto the Lord" not to play to impress people.

As the popular worship song by Matt Redman goes... "I'm going back to heart of worship, because it's all about YOU, it's all about you, Jesus."
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You're welcome, Mary Lydia Ryan... glad it's an encouragement to you. Thanks everyone for your comments!
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Hand in Hand (Dance Mix). Featuring Bo Johnson and David Nevue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mijrDtreHxM
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Glad you like it!
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As promised, a new video! Enjoy this a live performance of my original composition "When the Hard Rains Come" (from the album "Overcome") at Piano Haven on a gorgeous Shigeru Kawai SK7L piano! http://ow.ly/N9zZV 
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Batman and Superman become buddies, but need a cheap apartment. Thanks to their friend Amy, they come up with a ingenious plan to not only save some cash, but hide their secret identities! http://ow.ly/LMLKP
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Check out this amazing review Winding Down received from Bill Binkelman at ZoneMusicReporter. I don't know that I've ever received a more glowing review. Wow! http://zonemusicreporter.com/recording/viewreviews.asp?rvwbrd=4
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Here's my performance from the ZMR Music Awards in it's entirety. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/CWb1hQ_JTt0
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Finishing and releasing an album is a wonderful thing, but it's always a mix of elation and disappointment. Elation because it's finally done after 1-2 years of labor, disappointment because you never quite achieve the level of perfection you strive for.

I just happened to catch this statement from Geddy Lee (of the band Rush) on the show "Rock Icons" the other night, and he described the feeling of releasing an album so very perfectly that when I heard him say it, I literally shouted out "YES!!!" at the TV.

"It's a glass half empty thing. You finish an album and you're kind of proud of it, but the bruises and the failures are so clear in your mind that you don't feel like you succeeded, and you just gotta get away from it." - Geddy Lee, on the show Rock Icons

Bingo. Exactly. Nail on the head.

Finishing an album is exactly like that. By the end, you are mentally and emotionally drained. You've put everything you have into it, but you never reach perfection. You just reach a point where you give in and say..."I have to move on. I can't listen to this anymore. I'm done."
And then you finally let go and just release it, blemishes and all.

My new album "Winding Down" is, I think, my best work in so many ways. I'm super proud of it. But every time I listen to it, I hear the imperfections.

But imperfection itself can be a beautiful thing. Ever hear music that's too perfect? It often comes across as cold and unfeeling.

Imperfection is what makes music a human expression. Imperfection is what makes a songs performance unique every time it's played.

Come to think of it, perfection is boring. Perfection, if reached, actually sounds imperfect... because it's missing the human spirit. It's missing the soul.

I'd rather not be boring.

Enjoy the new album!

David
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You are the instrument through which the voice of GOD can speak and though the hour grows late, please feel free to converse with me or ignore me completely, I am of no consequence other than she who agreed to be in the service of love.
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Wonderful....
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+Xavier Esparza Thank you Xavier!
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Hey friends! I've just released a video of a rare live performance of my song "A Midnight Rain." Rare because, well, I pretty much never perform this song in concert. However, it is a favorite composition of mine... and I really enjoy playing it. So... drumroll please... https://youtu.be/VcfBqSr7WTo . And if you enjoy it, why not share it? Because sharing is a very nice thing to do.
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magnificently, thank you
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Pianist and Composer
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  • Pianist and Composer, present
  • Symantec Corp.
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Eugene, OR
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Coos Bay, OR and Colorado Springs, CO
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solo pianist, composer, recording artist and author.
Introduction
David Nevue (pronounced NEV-Yoo) is a self-taught pianist who resides in Eugene, Oregon. He has been involved in the arts as a writer, actor, musician and performer since his youth. In 1992, David released his first album of piano works called "The Tower," written as a soundtrack for one of his short stories. In the years since, he has released a dozen other albums including his most recent, "Open Sky," released in 2013. David's 2005 CD release, "Overcome", won the title "Best Instrumental Piano Album of 2005" at the Lifestyle Music Awards.

David's neoclassical piano stylings reflect his wide musical influences, which include Clannad, Chopin, Pink Floyd, Rachmaninoff, Renaissance, George Winston and Rush. David's music also reflects his love of literature, quoting numerous influences from C.S. Lewis to The Bible. David's artistry is demonstrated not only in his music, but in his thematic approach to each album. Rather than creating collections of unrelated compositions, David treats each individual work as but one chapter in a much bigger story that stirs the imagination and carries the listener to a gratifying conclusion.

Today, David promotes his music almost exclusively via the Internet. He is the author of "How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet," the founder of The Music Biz Academy, an online resource for musicians, and the program director for Whisperings: Solo Piano Radio (www.solopianoradio.com), a hugely popular Internet radio broadcast. David also tours three or four times a year, and has performed concerts with David Lanz, Wayne Gratz, Peter Kater, Suzanne Ciani and dozens of other pianists.

David’s music can be heard on over 220 radio programs world-wide. To learn more about David, visit his web site at www.davidnevue.com .
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  • Mitchell High School
  • George Fox College / University
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