David Ogden

David Ogden

 Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

Acoustic fingerstyle. If you like James Taylor, David Wilcox, Cheryl Wheeler, John Martyn, Jack Johnson,
Dan Fogelberg, with a bit of Robert Johnson blues thrown in on steel guitar you'll enjoy the original music of
David Ogden.


Tom Rush, Jonathan Edwards, Jessie Winchester, Pousette Dart, and Melanie are just a few of the artists Singer/Songwriter David Ogden has shared the stage with. He has toured extensively throughout the country, written music for TV commercials, taught both songwriting and guitar, and owned and operated a music production company in Florida.

After many years of living down south, David has come home to his northern roots to record his new CD, "No Better Place", produced by the industry's well respected Ben Wisch (Mark Cohn, David Wilcox, Kathy Mattea, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin) and mastered by two-time Grammy winning engineer Adam Ayan.

Musicians on this record are some of Boston and New York's finest: Duke Levine, who performs with (Mary Chapin Carpenter), Ben Whitman (Patty Larkin), Zev Katz (Roseanne Cash), Jennifer Kimball (The Story), Les Sampou (Rounder Records), Stephanie Winters (Richie Havens), Lissa Schneckenberger, Chet Woods, Frank Gallagher.

David Ogden is a native New Englander born and raised in Scituate MA, better known as the Irish Riviera. His biggest influence comes from his musical family: His Dad, a big band era drummer, trumpet, guitar and piano player; his mom, a singer; his brother, a drummer for the '60s early '70s band the "FEATURES"; sister Pam plays guitar; sister Lynne plays piano. His Grandfather also played guitar, always had his old Martin sittin' in the corner; Grandmother sang Broadway favorites on a once a week radio show in Maine. "As a kid, I remember big jam sessions with my family and many other musician friends. Great fun, great memories."

Eventually, David, too began playing drums in his first band until he caught the guitar bug from that old Martin handed down from his grandfather to his dad and eventually on to him. "I'd get lost for hours plucking out old Beatle tunes."

In the early years, David began traveling the road, honing his craft at various colleges and smoky bars up and down the New England seacoast and the islands. After recording his first record, "Against the Grain", he began touring coffeehouses, festivals, and concert venues throughout the U.S. These days he performs solo or with his band and ocasionally with friend singer/songwriter Les Sampou whos last CD " Lonesomeville" he co - produced, recieving a #2 on the Americana charts.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
Thoreau -

David is best suited for coffeehouses, intimate club settings, colleges, and festivals.

You Tube

View VIDEOS on you tube and Davids website


1-4-3 (Lighthouse Song)

Written By: David Ogden

Sand dunes and sea grass, tall pines and oaks
Crystal lakes and rivers, winding dirt roads
Rolling green pastures, mansions by the sea
Foghorns in the distance
And a lighthouse flashing 1-4-3

Shining out on the Atlantic blue, she’s God’s own light
A guardian angel, give a blind ship back its sight
Off the coast of Cohasset, she’s got a Boston point of view
a lighthouse that flashes 1-4-3, I-love-you
1-4-3, Sending out a message to all those lost at sea

Tragic tales of sorrow washed up by the mighty storm
Early 1800 before the lamp was there to warn
Come Yankee backbone tried and true
Lit the way for safe passage through
Gone are the keepers of the flame
But the old Minot’s Light still remains
Flashing 1-4-3, I-love-you
1-4-3, Sending out a message to all those lost at sea

She rises up out of the deep unknown
She sits upon the shoulders of hell
Where here lies a jagged ledge and countless souls
And many a silent ships bell

So farewell to the sailor, to the immigrants sunken dream
Farewell to the old salt, to the widows counting rosary beads
Death calls from a distant shore
A candle weeping in the window mourns
May her flame burn in memory
For all eternity
Flashing 1-4-3, I love you
1-4-3, Sending out a message to all those lost at sea
1-4-3 1-4-3 ……………………………….......


No Better Place
Birds of a Feather
We'll Never Forget
David Ogden
Against The Grain

Set List

Sets tailored to venue, show.

Originals with some covers.
Mostly songs from latest CD "No Better Place."

You Tube

David is not known as a blues artist though enjoys as does the audience when he adds in one or two slide blues tunes on his steel guitar such as...

"Walking blues"
"C'mon In My Kitchen"

Covers may include one or two songs as a tribute
with a nod & thanks to the 70's era singer/songwriters that have influenced his music. Such as Dan Fogelberg, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, John Renbourn, John Martyn.

Not much is needed really.
Working power outlets
DI Box
one stage monitor
Mic stand with boom
Oh & green only M&Ms please

With Bass player just double from solo
With fiddle or another guitar player please triple

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