David Britton will be releasing an EP's worth of patriotic numbers on June 30, 2015. Just in time for Independence Day celebrations, the EP, entitled American Glory, will feature four songs, including Britton's stirring cover of the Lee Greenwood classic, "God Bless the USA," the beloved "America the Beautiful," an original tribute to our men and women in uniform called "The Warrior," and a grandly orchestrated version of the National Anthem. Listeners will also enjoy a special bonus track--an astonishing, a capella version of "The Star Spangled Banner."
Growing up in a missionary family afforded David Britton the unique opportunity to experience a broad range of cultures, to gain language skills in English, Italian, French and German, and to sing in churches around the world. The experience fostered a love for classical music and spurred him to study classical voice at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. This led to David receiving his Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Britton has performed with Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, Festival Opera, Intermountain Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, and the North Bay Opera. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York as Townsend Harris in The Dawn of Japan by Toroku Takagi with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
"In a world that is full of so much turmoil and pain, it is my goal to use music to shed a glimmer of light; to bring comfort to those that grieve, peace to those at war, hope to those that fail, encouragement to those that feel alone, joy to those in despair," says Britton. "I am grateful for the opportunity to create music that does not fit within any specific genre, that allows me to leverage the unorthodox musical influences of my life, that people of all generations and tastes may find something that speaks to them. Above all else it is my desire that those who listen may see past me to the One who created all things."
American Glory is scheduled for release on iTunes and other digital platforms in time for the 4th of July. Britton's upcoming holiday project, Christmas, which released digitally last year, is slated for a brick & mortar release Fall 2015. For more information about David Britton, American Glory or Christmas, visit davidbritton.com.