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Singer/songwriter David Broza was born in Israel and raised in England and Spain. The son of a businessman and a folksinger, he was influenced by music at a very young age, performing on-stage when he was a teenager. At the age of 21, Broza was climbing local charts with his own compositions, recording his debut album in 1978. Broza's first English release came out in 1989. That album, produced by Steve Miller, was called Away from Home. In 1995, while promoting Stone Doors, the singer had the opportunity to open for Sting, even playing a song with him. In 1996, Broza returned to his roots, recording a Hebrew album called Big Secrets in Tel-Aviv. It would be several years before he released another English-language album, eventually returning with 2001's Starting to Breathe. The following year he issued the first bilingual album of his career, Painted Postcard. Broza has specialized in setting melodies to poems found in dusty bookshops, and when asked to look at a batch of unpublished poems by the late Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, he composed melodies for a number of them. The resulting album, Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt, arrived in 2010. ~ Drago Bonacich