Gavin DeGraw Discusses ‘The Approach’ In ‘Free’

Gavin DeGraw discusses 'The Approach'Gavin DeGraw posted a new webisode called ‘The Approach’, featuring the singer songwriter talking about and working on his new album ‘Free’, out March 31st.

“A lot of this is focusing on song style that will allow me to go out on the road and do a very vibey sort of tour,” DeGraw says. “The performances of the songs live are designed to suit intimate rooms.”

The commentary, and recording of the tracks ‘Free’ and ‘Indian Summer’, has since been removed at MySpace.

Gavin Degraw ‘Where It Began” Spring 2009 Tour

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Gavin Degraw has announced dates for his ‘Where It Began” Spring 2009 Tour, kicking off on Saturday (February 14) in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ‘Where It Began’ Spring 2009 Tour will take Gavin’s fans on a musical journey back to his roots by capturing the singer songwriter’s essence in very special intimate performances while showcasing his raw, honest style and purest feelings. Driven by his love for music and with a mission to return to that first love…(“because it feels good”), Gavin invites audiences to join him on his 2009 Spring Tour. Both full band and solo performances can be anticipated promising audiences each night that they will clearly see and experience “Where It Began”.

The tour dates are as follows:

Saturday, February 14 – New Orleans, LA – Festival Plaza
Saturday, February 21 – Ft. Myers, FL – Fort Myers High School Stadium
Friday, March 27 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Saturday, March 28 – Seattle, WA – The Tractor
Tuesday, March 31 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Wednesday, April 1 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Thursday, April 2 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Sunday, April 5 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
Monday, April 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Wednesday, April 8 – Austin, TX – The Parish
Thursday, April 9 – Dallas, TX – The Loft
Friday, April 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Houston
Saturday, April 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Monday, April 13 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Wednesday, April 15 – Chicago, IL – Park West
Thursday, April 16 – Decatur, IL – Kirkland Fine Arts Center at Millikin University
Friday, April 17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Sunday, April 19 – Manchester, NH – Southern New Hampshire University Fieldhouse
Monday, April 20 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Tuesday, April 21 – Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center For Science and the Arts – Sunoco Performance Theater
Wednesday, April 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Friday, April 24 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Saturday, April 25 – Reading, PA – Alvernia University
Sunday, April 26 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
Tuesday, April 28 – Richmond, VA – The National
Wednesday, April 29 – Knoxville, TN – The Square Room
Friday, May 1 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky Derby Festival
Sunday, May 3 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Monday, May 4 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Tuesday, May 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft
Thursday, May 7 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Friday, May 8 – Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
Thursday, May 14 – New York, NY – Cipriani – Wall Street
Friday, July 3 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
Saturday, July 4 – O’Fallon, MO – Heritage and Freedom Festival

Gavin DeGraw Talks About New Album

Gavin DeGraw talks about working on his new album in the studio and his approachGavin DeGraw took a break in the studio from recording to talk a little about the new album.

“I came off the road to get my bearings and to shrink it down a little bit. I really want to tap into something that I haven’t tapped into for a little while,” Gavin explained. “I’m kind of making an indie record, it’s really kind of what’s happening. The best produced sounding album. I really want to try to keep it more simple, so there are less things in the way, less distractions, from the song, to the performance of the song, to the ears that are supposed to be listening to the song. If you listen to a song too many times in the studio or if you play over it too many times, you’re trying to make it perfect, it interrupts what the song initially did for you. It interrupts the connection you initially had for the song, and also the connection you had to the people who were initially listening to the song. Then it’s almost as if everything you add to the song, every instrument you add and every part that you add, it almost becomes a little bit of a barrier between your listener and you. I like this record for that reason, for those elements. Keeping it much more raw. It just feels good.”

Watch the video below.

Gavin DeGraw Wishes Fans A Happy New Year

Gavin DeGraw shows off his teethGavin DeGraw checked in with fans on his MySpace TV channel from an undisclosed U.S. location, wishing fans a Happy New Year.

“What’s up. Happy New Year everybody,” the singer songwriter told viewers. “Where are we right now? We’re somewhere in the United States. I can’t reveal the location because we’re in a witness protection program. Very dangerous, high profile case that we’re a part of right now. I hope you guys have a great new year and I’ll catch you in a couple weeks.”

Video of the message at MySpace has since been removed.

Happy Holidays From Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw wishes fans happy holidaysGavin DeGraw posted a holiday greeting to fans on his MySpace TV channel earlier today.

“I just want to say Happy Holidays,” the South Fallsburg, New York singer songwriter said while apparently in a restroom. “Merry Christmas to all my fans out there. Hope you have a beautiful holiday season.”

The video message at MySpace has since been removed.

Gavin DeGraw Urges Fans To Donate To Nothing But Nets

Gavin DeGraw sitting at the piano keys

Gavin DeGraw checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@gavindegraw) on Tuesday (December 9), making an appeal for donations to Nothing But Nets. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Hi Everyone,

As the holidays approach and we get in the giving spirit, consider giving the gift of life this year. A $10 donation to Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign to prevent malaria in Africa, is all it takes to send a net and save a life. Instead of buying another tie or gift certificate for a loved one, you can send a net and save a life in someone’s honor. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving – because an insecticide-treated bed net lasts up to five years.

Donate today and give the gift of life in honor of someone you care about this holiday season.

As I am writing to you, more than 17,000 bed nets are already being distributed to families in Nakivale, a refugee camp in southern Uganda. Nakivale is one of 11 camps in desperate need for bed nets in Uganda, and with the crisis in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands more refugees are arriving at these camps each day. Malaria is the leading killer of refugees. The UN Refugee Agency, Nothing But Nets, and myself are working hard to get bed nets to refugees – but we need YOUR help!

Uganda’s rainy season started this month, making insecticide-treated bed nets more important than ever to protect refugees from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. It costs just $10 to send a net and protect a family of four from malaria.

Thanks to fans like YOU, my Nothing But Nets NET-Raiser Team has already raised enough to purchase nearly 500 life-saving bed nets. I can’t think of a better way to enter the holiday season. Let’s continue this generosity and see how many more lives we can save through the holidays. Thank you for your support!

Happy Holidays!

Gavin DeGraw

P.S. Join my NET-Raiser team at www.MyNothingButNets.net/GavinDeGrawTeam

Gavin DeGraw Talks About Dinner In France

Gavin DeGraw has maybe one of his best meals in FranceGavin DeGraw posted another MySpace TV highlight clip from his recently completed European tour. After having dinner in France, DeGraw talked about communication difficulties at the restaurant, since nobody in the restaurant spoke English at all, and they were given a dictionary to convert the words on the French menu.

Despite taking 20 minutes to translate an order, DeGraw said, “It might be the best dinner of the whole trip. Maybe one of the best meals of all time.”

The video at MySpace has since been removed.

Gavin DeGraw Looking For Food, Finding Graffiti

Gavin DeGraw on an early morning hunt for foodGavin DeGraw and his videographer went on a 5 AM food run, with Gavin weighing in on graffiti covering some old architecture along a covered walkway, presumably in France.

“Well I think I’m hungry,” Gavin said to his videographer. “I think you’re hungry too, and I think it’s time to get some food.” Except that time was 5 in the morning. “Maybe somebody is tortured as much as we are and they have to be at work also at this time.”

The video clip at MySpace has since been removed.

What’s Under Gavin DeGraw’s Hat?

Gavin DeGraw without a hat

Gavin DeGraw is finally showing what his hair looks like without a trademark cap on in the latest video clip at his MySpace TV channel. But the fun tears to fear after the guy behind the camera points out a dog in a compact car.

“A lot of people wonder what my hair looks like under my hat,” Gavin said with a scarf on his head. “This is it.” The singer songwriter then walked up to the car…

Video of what happens next at MySpace has since been removed.

Gavin DeGraw Checks Out His Own Bootleg Merch In Milan

Gavin DeGraw ventures out to see his own bootleg merchandise while in Milan, ItalyGavin DeGraw checked in on his MySpace TV channel outside his gig at Rolling Stone in Milan, Italy on November 12th, surveying some stands along the street selling his bootleg merchandise.

“In the real world, people bootleg merchandise, and sell it, and take food out of your own mouth,” Gavin said, “to make their money… Selling merchandise with my name on it, to pay for their own bills.”

The video clip at MySpace has since been removed.

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