Recorded and completed in Nashville, the album was produced by Dave Stewart and Mike Bradford and was recorded and mixed by John McBride at his famed Blackbird Studio. The Blackbird Diaries is set to feature all new material including a co-write with Bob Dylan as well as duets with Stevie Nicks, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat and features The Secret Sisters. Dave is backed throughout the album by a stellar assortment of musicians on the album including guitarist Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and Mike Rojas on piano.
“This album sounds fantastic!” – The Daily Telegraph
“A very entertaining mix of rock, blues, country and reggae…all fine, richly-textured songs, hinting at Dylan’s genre-shopping genius.” – Sunday Express
“An equally contemporary and timeless blues rock album. Totally natural.” – Guitar Magazine
“[Dave] renewed gloriously with the origins of that pop upon which he imposed himself as one of the principal artists at the end of the last century.” – Rock and Folk
“An inspiring album.” – The Sun