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Rock Picks: David Childers will show off new album in Apex

David Childers will show off his new album “Run Skeleton Run” at a free show Friday at the Apex Historic Depot.
David Childers will show off his new album “Run Skeleton Run” at a free show Friday at the Apex Historic Depot. Courtesy of Ramseur Records

David Childers has a voice you just believe. A lawyer-turned-singer/songwriter from Mount Holly, he’s plain-spoken yet also commanding, singing in a stout bellow that imbues his songs about the thornier side of humanity with an authority that sounds lived-in. And with studio work from Don Dixon and Mitch Easter (the team that co-produced R.E.M.’s landmark first two albums way back when) throwing that voice into stark relief, Childers’ new album “Run Skeleton Run” (Ramseur Records) rings true from first note to last.

Childers will show off “Run Skeleton Run” at a free show happening at 7 p.m. Friday at the Apex Historic Depot. For details, see apexnc.org.

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