David Yeager Band

David Yeager Band

BandChristianSinger/Songwriter

Piercing vocals, lush layered guitars and soaring violin define the DYB's sound. The lyrical substance of a gifted singer/songwriter is infused with the passion of old-school rock and roll. The result is intricate yet accessible, the hooks both memorable and meaningful, and the message clear.

Biography

Meet the David Yeager Band.

Together these four artists infuse the lyrical substance of a gifted singer/songwriter with the passion of old-school rock and roll. The resulting sound is intricate yet accessible, the hooks both memorable and meaningful, and the message clear.

DYB front man David Yeager (vocals, guitar, violin) is backed by guitarist Steve Wick, bassist Jon Chavez and drummer Matt Chandik. The band formed in 2007 after the four members crossed paths in church music ministry. They released their full-length debut In Your Sight I Am Sound in the spring of ’09, and now perform regularly throughout the Chicago-land area.

Though a new band, the DYB members are experienced musicians with a history of success. Wick has two solo albums under his belt as well as a host of production credits through his home-grown Resonance Audio Media. Yeager himself is an active session violinist/vocalist and published songwriter. His resume includes live performance on Moody Broadcasting Network’s Midday Connection and a children’s album released through Awana Clubs International with Wick producing.

Yeager’s lyrics dance between the spiritual and the commonplace, exploring the space that lies between the sacred and the everyday. “That place where we spend so much time and yet never get comfortable,” Yeager explains. “There’s always a tension in the Gospel,” he continues. “We have these tremendous promises in Christ, but we still have to get up every morning and fight the traffic. We have to live in both worlds.”

Yet it is not merely the songwriter’s craft or the band’s musicianship that ties these songs together. The other common element is the group’s collective joy. Despite reflections on a hurting society and the occasional moody break-up song (a staple in any self-respecting songwriter’s catalog,) these performers reveal a kind of childlike wonder that reaches their audience as well. They become caught up in the moment, not just in the music itself but in praise of a Creator who makes such moments possible.

Recommended for fans of: Caedmon’s Call, Sara Groves, Vigilantes of Love, David Wilcox, Chris Rice

Lyrics

Long Island Lullaby

Written By: David Yeager

The sun comes up as the paper arrives
Daddy is catching the 6:25
Laura’s reminded as she locks the door
That Mama don’t live here anymore
Nobody lives here anymore

A south-bound train took her far from here
Laura remained just to finish the year
Mama said they needed a chance to unwind
But Daddy didn’t have the time
Daddy never had the time

Now hush little Laura, keep it all inside
Living alone makes it easy to hide
You’re hanging around but you’re running away
Cause your mind is resigning but your heart won’t stay
(Singing Ahh...)
Sing along with the Long Island Lullaby

Nobody mourned them or called it a crime
It was only a sign of these New York Times
Nobody warned them of a place in the heart
Where a tear in the lining tore them apart
A tear in the lining tore her apart

The moonlight falls where the sun once shone
Laura is wandering off on her own
To walk to the water and wish on a star
Trying to find out where they are
Dying to find out who they are

Now hush little Laura, if your heart don’t sing
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
But somehow that diamond ring don’t shine
When the lullaby comes on the telephone line
(Singing Ahh...)
Sing along with the Long Island Lullaby

So you wait for the wind to blow your dreams to the land
As you reach to the shore and write your name in the sand
While the waves of the winter whisper a sigh
And sing along with the Long Island Lullaby
(Singing Ahh...)
Sing along with the Long Island Lullaby

The sun comes up as the paper arrives
Telling the story of too many lives
Laura only needed a reason to shine
But Daddy didn’t have the time
Daddy never had the time

Sound

Written By: David Yeager

On my own
As I travel over sea and under stone
I can never go alone
In your eyes
I can read between the lies
It's your spirit gives me hearing
And your word that gives me sight

You are light
Like a beacon on a mountain burning bright
When I see it shining through I am found
Like an anchor in the ocean I am bound
You are light and in your sight
I am sound

In the storm
As the elements of anger start to swarm
In the blizzard I am warm
In your blaze
I can concentrate my gaze through this maze of ways
You have shown me what is good and what is right

So call my name and speak it loud
The way you love me inside out
You lift me from my need
And set me where I cannot leave you

So take my breath and hold my tongue
Come be the air within my lungs
Lead me in all I do
To listen for the sound of you

In my sleep
Even then you are the company I keep
When you're counting me a sheep
In your hand
I will bend to your command
You'll defend me from the dangers of my darkest night

You are light
Like a cloud upon the mountain burning bright
I can see it shining through and I am found
You part the waters and I walk upon dry ground
You are light and in your sight
I am sound

Testify

Written By: David Yeager

Tell me, I'm wondering why
I'm finding it hard to testify
Something stealing the breath from my chest
Turning conviction to questions and jest
Lord I’m weak, help me speak from your heart

Chorus:
For you I would swim a sea of faces
Through you my death defy
To you I'm talking up a storm of praises
But somehow I stutter when I try to testify

Patience, I'm waiting for words
Days pass, I still haven't stirred
Always the heavens are telling your name
How can your children do less than the same?
Lord I’m weak, help me speak from your heart

What if life was but a dream, but the dream was real as life?
And the light was never seen, so the we dreamed the dark was light?
Someday someone will answer that call
How can they when they don't hear us at all?
Teach me Jesus to speak from your heart

Discography

In Your Sight I Am Sound, 2009

Sing It, Tell It, Whisper It, Yell It: children's album published by Awana clubs, 2008

Steve Wick - A Sense Of Place, 2005

Steve Wick - Incidents Of Travel, 2000

Set List

Originals:
All-Powerful
Babel Blues
Color Song
Common Ground
Creation Song
Destination A
Don's Barn
Free Time
Giving It Up
Jill
Joshua
Light Of The World
Long Island Lullaby
Matchless Grace
Psalm 115
Round World
Sound
Take It Back
Testify
Tom Bombadil
Wait for the Rain
Won't Let Go

Covers:
40 - U2
Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
Green Eyes - Coldplay
I'm Still Here - Waterdeep
Jesus Saves - Tim Hughes
Love Rules! - Paul Stookey
Psalm 23 - Adam Hange
She Must And Shall Go Free - Derek Webb