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|LOS ANGELES SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST DAVID HAERLE RELEASES SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO“LITTLE GORDON”|
TRACK COMES ON FULL-LENGTH ALBUM EL CAMINO SIERRA OUT NOW
|DAVID HAERLE | Photo by Michael Pottle|
Featured on his new album El Camino Sierra, out now, Los Angeles singer-songwriter-guitarist DAVID HAERLE unveils a new single and music video, “Little Gordon.” In line with his previous releases, “Little Gordon” and the other 15-tracks featured on the album, are inspired by David’s personal life, experiences, people and observations of all that surround him. Anyone who has ever lost a beloved pet will discover a connection to “Little Gordon.”
“Little Gordon” is out now on all digital platforms and YouTube.
Of the new song David shares: “My partner Erica works in her design studio almost every day and wanted a companion to hang out with. Off to the pet store she went to find the perfect little goldfish. One of the employees happened to have a degree in marine biology and talked her through setting up the tank and how to care for her new buddy. That helpful employee’s name was Gordon, so naturally, now, the goldfish’s was too. It was such fun visiting Erica in the studio and seeing little Gordon happily swimming around.
“A few weeks later, Erica discovered little Gordon had died in the night. We couldn’t figure out what happened. Erica seemed to be doing everything right. She buried little Gordon in the rose garden in our yard, the same garden where she had placed some of the ashes of her late father. This song goes out to all of us who have lost a beloved pet. Whether they were part of our lives for years or only briefly, like little Gordon, they touch our spirits.”
El Camino Sierra marks David’s third full-length release and follows his 2020 album Death Valley, which garnered praise from several acclaimed music publications, including American Songwriter, Billboard, Goldmine, Glide Magazine, Elmore Magazine and Americana Highways, among others.
“The further I progress as an artist and songwriter, the more I realize my favorite songs to write are usually the personal ones that tell stories from my life or from the lives of friends and loved ones,” David shares. “El Camino Sierra (or The Sierra Highway) is the historic name of Highway 395, which runs through the Owens Valley of California. The Owens Valley has been called Payahǖǖnadǖ by tribes native to the area and interpreted as meaning ‘the place where water has always flowed’ or ‘the land of the flowing water.’ With the valley floor having an elevation of 4,000 feet and mountain ranges rising on both sides to over 14,000 feet, it is the deepest valley in the United States. I’ve been going there since I was a young boy and it’s a place of renewal for me. The High Sierras, the White Mountains, the Ancient Bristlecone Pines: the beauty of this landscape never fails to lift my spirit, and El Camino Sierra is the way there.
“Most of us experience firsthand how music can change outlooks, touch our hearts and transport our imaginations to new and different places. I hope listening to El Camino Sierra can take you somewhere that refreshes and renews your spirit as its namesake highway has for me.”
David Haerle grew up surrounded by music and the music business. His father Martin emigrated from Germany to pursue a dream of working in the country music industry and co-founded the independent label CMH Records (Country Music Heritage). His maternal grandparents co-owned the first full time country music radio station in Nashville, WENO. The King of Country Music, Roy Acuff, took him onstage at the Grand Ole’ Opry before a full house when he was 9 years of age. After picking up the guitar at age 13, he played in rock and alternative new wave bands during the 80’s, before becoming a music agent at ICM. Then, his father passed away suddenly and at just 24 years-old, David took over the family business and has served as president of CMH Records, now CMH Label Group, ever since.
But David never stopped playing guitar. In 2011, he decided to record and release his first full length album. He began in earnest and the project would ultimately take him roughly 7 years to finish. Garden of Edendale was released in the summer of 2018. His second album, Death Valley, was released in the spring of 2020.