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Thanks for taking the time to stop by my website.  I hope you find my songs and ideas interesting and entertaining. 

Cloud Number Nine

A song about love and courtship and endearing relationships. Words and Music by David Devine Copyright c2019 Ain’t That Devine Music All Rights Reserved 

A Hundred and Fifty Dollar Car

A song inspired by the intergrity and spirit of my timeless Toyota Corolla. Soon every problem that needed repaired became a rhyme, and every situation became a bridge to another verse  leading me to see how life is alive within everyone and everything! 

David Devine: Singer-Songwriter

Songwriting Projections 2019

Greetings Everyone!  And welcome to my website! Here I would like to share some of my songs and goals for 2019!  Let me begin by saying my goal is to publish my songs, and then solicit them to other artists, record companies, as well as license agencies for movies, and other programing  opportunities.


I’m am a singer-songwriter and a storyteller and I've written songs that are serious and sentimental, and sometimes thought-provoking and inspirational, as well as light-hearted and humorous tunes, all of which were influenced by many singer-songwriters especially John Prine, Lyle Lovette, Guy Clark, James Taylor, who gave me an imprint and a foothold of where I wanted to go with my songwriting and music. My songs like theirs tell a story that are sometimes creations of my own imagination and sometimes reflect moments and people in my life that read like a book of memories.

Many of my songs can be found in the video section of this website and here!  

https://www.reverbnation.com/daviddevine


My publications include poem and song “If What Your Waiting For Is Christmas“ on National Public Radio’s “The Writers Almanac“ https://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php%3Fdate=2004%252F07%252F16.html
and my poem “The One and Only Red Gerard“ about the youngest Olympian to ever win a gold medal was published in the Australian online magazine “snowboarding.com”  http://www.snowboard.com/news/red-gerard-inspires-poetry/


In Conclusion -  My songs and videos can be viewed on this website as well as YouTube: daviddaytondevine18 and and Reverbnation at ”daviddevinemedia” I look forward to talking to anyone interested in my catalog of songs and any opportunities that my work present. 

Thanks again for taking the time to read my post. 


Sincerely,

David Devine

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Nashville

Roger and Me

Roger Miller and Me

I was introduced to Roger Miller at  early age and it forever changed the way I looked at the world.  

I met him at Harlan Howard’s Birthday Party at the BMI parking lot. He was a hoot! We shared stories about old jalopies and the ride they gave us! 

I think he might have liked this song! 

”OMG I’m Going Out Tonight”


https://www.reverbnation.com/daviddevine/song/8782351-omg-im-going-out-tonight

Nashville

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I was in Nashville in Spring 1991 and I was able to meet some wonderful people. One of the most endearing was the onetime manager of the Grand Ole Opry Mr. Ott Devine who  believed in me and felt I had what it took to make it. He even took me backstage of the Grand Ole Opry where he still was revered and respected to meet Roy Acuff and all the other stars.

He even set up a meeting with producer the infamous Mr. Owen Bradley who listened to my songs and wished me luck. I then appeared on The Nashville Network “Nashville Now” where I read my poem for my father “Dear Mr. Emery” which was broadcast nationwide. I also met and spoke to Jim Stafford who I had sent my songs to and really liked the “Hundred and Fifty Dollar Car”. and asked me I had anything as good and at the time that was the best I had.

I stayed with my friend Greg Garing who played everyday at the Opryland Hotel and I met many of his friends Larry Neely, John Hartford, And Pete Pyle who co-wrote Bill Monroe’s “Highway of Sorrow” who told me to never be afraid to write what hurts you most.  I think I tried to get close a few times. Here’s one of those times. 

”Already Gone”

https://www.reverbnation.com/daviddevine/song/25585544-already-gone


I’ve spent a lifetime writing and learning my craft and now I think the best is yet to come.

I hope you can join me on this journey! I like my chances!

Sincerely,


David Devine


Testimonials

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"Hundred and Fifty Dollar Car"

"I Like it, I Like it A Lot" Jim Stafford







Great Songs

Aint That Devine

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My CD "Aint That Devine" has some real keepers like "The Hundred and Fifty Dollar Car" "Summer Night in June" and “I’m Lost” and many more songs and ballad that run a thread through my life of joy and sorrow and moments of understanding when I least expected it. Order it on this website or by email:

dve.59iam@gmail.com or by phone (814) 790-2657 and my address David Devine, 232 Rice Ave, Girard, Pa 16417


My Beginnings

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Growing up along the banks of Lake Erie I have let time roll away without realizing how much of it I have spent enjoying those in my family and friends and the coffeehouses and house parties and folk festivals that became a part of me. And especially now where my Facebook audience is my tabletop stage with sometimes immediate feedback with the songs and poems that I post. https://m.facebook.com/daviddaytondevine


I had been blessed to be surrounded by a mother and a father who loved music and song. My father playing the guitar and teaching me to play and sing. And playing records by Hank Williams, Roger Miller, and many others and Mom reading me Mother Goose And Dr. Suess and playing her records Elvis Presley and Ray Charles to name a few that would later all influence my career in music.

It’s been a journey that has been a life of writing songs, poems, and books, that have kept me connected to places in time like when dad handed me his guitar and showed the D chord which embedded in me the rhythm of words and music and song that continues to this day.

So far so good this year in 2019. I continue to produce more songs and poems. I look forward to finding a publisher and building a network in the music industry. Stay Tuned!


“Shine On Me”

This is a song about the light of love that surround us! And can keep us looking to another day! 

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232 Rice Avenue, Girard, Pennsylvania 16417, United States

814 790-2656