Date of Interview: 04/10/2008
© 2008 Clayton Perry
Legend has it that one day the souls of Bill Withers and Mos Def would intertwine. On that glorious day, a man by the name of Anthony David would come to Atlanta, Georgia, and “evoke the Energy of music rather than the Style.” For years, Atlanta natives have clamored over his coming, yet the world turned a deaf ear.
In 2004, evidence of Anthony David’s arrival was discovered: 3 Chords & The Truth, an independent album released by Brash Music. In 2006, a second sample, The Red Clay Chronicles, was found. Both, ATLiens say, bear the mark of “Acey Duecy.”
On June 17, 2008, SoulBird Records will distribute Acey Duecy, a collection of his underground recordings. With A.D.’s name slowly entering the mainstream’s consciousness, the prophesy has been fulfilled. Enlightened, Clayton Perry managed to track Anthony David down and discuss “Words,” the blues, and his professional relationship with India.Arie.