Bio

David Nelson Ostrosser

Singer-songwriter

David spent his formative years travelling Western Canada with his music, and is now based in Gatineau, Quebec. Listeners have compared him to playful tunesmiths such as Randy Newman, and you can hear the musical influence of Leon Russell and Dr. John, as well. With his latest album, 'My Bachelor Ways', he teams up with multi-instrumentalist producer René Gely, and together they've been dodging the barriers of the restrictions to bring you something you won't want to miss.

(Link to The Big Bio - probably more than you need to know about DNO)

new music (and some nostalgia)

Fresh on the heels of his 2009 album « Second Hand Store » DNO presents "My Bachelor Ways", another string of tunes for which the only genre tag that could fit would be « Americana » : it's a diverse collection of North American styles tied together by David's tongue-in-cheek lyrics and René Gely's superb arrangements.

But in the midst of all this new material, recorded over six months of negotiating restrictions while bringing in some of the best musicians in the region to help out, DNO also looks back at one song that has taken on special meaning in the last year, "I Rattle When I Walk", written about David's relationship with his father, who passed away a year ago, the day after Father's Day. The reflective quality of "I Rattle When I Walk", which came out on "Second Hand Store", contrasts strongly with the mostly tongue-in-cheek nature of the songs on the new album. 

Featured tracks

Power Tool Sunday

David Nelson Ostrosser (DNO)

A relatable song for suburban dwellers, done up in 60s California sunshine pop style by producer René Gely. An uptempo way to air your frustrations on a summer day. Blast it and point the boom box toward your neighbour’s house. Give them a taste of their own medicine.

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Strawberry Blonde (With A Fluffy Mic)

David Nelson Ostrosser (DNO)

A heartfelt homage to the dedication of ASMR artists (or ASMRtists, as they like to be known), with their beautifully manicured nails, who spend hours behind - not just fluffy microphones - but all manner of objets, finding just the right texture to produce the soothing sounds that help us send us off into dreamland.

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I Rattle When I Walk

David Nelson Ostrosser

When you're 17, hanging around the house, good old Dad sometimes gets on your nerves. But then as you get older you begin to understand him a little better. What's rattling around in the old man's pockets when he walks are the symbols of the responsibilities he's taken on.

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Press / Reviews

* David Nelson Ostrosser, also known as DNO, has a new album out entitled My Bachelor Ways on Bandcamp. We’re kind of digging his new video single written for our times: "Cover Up Your Faceholes Baby'” - Jaimie Vernon

Bob Segarini GWNEntertainment blog

David Nelson Ostrosser is a singer/songwriter who recently released a fantastic new studio album titled My Bachelor Ways. The artist managed to develop a distinctive sound by combining his love of country music and rock with his penchant for comedic lyrics. The album is filled with songs that are fun and lighthearted, but also quite amazing and musical. I’ve always been a big believer that comedy music should also be plain old good music as well.” - Stacey Zering

Ink 19 - The Glass Bottom Boat of the Cultural Press

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