MP3 Dave Pasquarello - After You
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9 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, FOLK: Folk Blues
***"Toll Girl" awarded Top 5 Finalist by The Song Of The Year, sponsored by VH1 Save The Music.....check out the article and web link at https://www.tradebit.com (October,2004).
Dave is a native Bostonian doing his best to become a real "Mainer", since moving to Maine in 2000. His major influences??? Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Steely Dan, Little Feat, LedZep, Eagles, Aerosmith, Boston, Police, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, Cars, Warren Zevon, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Elton John, Queen, Clapton, Yes, U2, J.T., CSNY, John Prine, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Stones, Bruce, Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Woody & Arlo Guthrie and Harry Chapin........just to name a few!!! Dave told me that it was a few drinks and a few hours shootin' the breeze with Harry Chapin at Club Casino, back in the summer of 1980, that had the most profound impact on the way his melodies and rhythms are driven from the heart of each story. Apparently Dave was paying attention to what Harry had to say, because his lyrics and stories all seem to find that simple, yet illusive path to a smooth ride and a memorable melody. "After You" will make you laugh, cry, play one more time again and hopefully get you thinkin' just enough to be..."smilin' and singin' and dancin' and lovin' and sendin' your blues away....".
Inspired by the love and courage of his good friend Karen Martin, Dave wrote "Karen" in '02. This powerful tribute ballad was the first song Dave ever wrote. Karen was the Lead Flight Attendant on American Flight #11 and she was taken from us all, too early, on 9-11-2001. A share of the proceeds from the sale of each CD will be donated to The Karen A. Martin Memorial Fund in Danvers, Massachusetts....(for more information on making donations directly to Karen's Memorial Fund, please contact the Danvers Savings Bank at One Conant Lane, Danvers, MA 01923....Tel:978-777-2200).
As a tribute to his Brother, who served as a Flight Surgeon with The 10th Mountain Division during the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, October 3 & 4, 1993, Dave wrote "The Dish" in March of 2003. This song is getting some good radio airplay for it's unique blend of emotional rhythms, historical accuracy and contemporary relevance to our on-going human struggle with the tragedy and paradox of war.
On the lighter side, "Toll Girl", "Little
Eddie", "Rebecca", "Jane Love" and "You've got to live a Little" should put a little spring in your step while you listen to the story behind each song. "You ain't gonna leave me now" is pure blues, but with a happy ending, and the title track is the kind of blues/gospel that you just might need to "keep on keepin' on". Dave's unique style and blend of blues, folk, rock and gospel, combined with his solid lyrical depth, is a breath of fresh air just when we need it. And the voice???...sounds like a cross between Elvis Costello and Randy Newman to me, if you can imagine that.
Tom Bolster, WRBC Radio, Lewiston, Maine.
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