The excitement of playing and recording together in the same room for the first time in well over a year can be heard and felt in the recording of this track. Until now, we seem to have temporarily forgotten how easy it is to connect as a band -- and once again, we're all naturally and thankfully locked back in musically.
I wanted this track to be pure and raw - it felt new - it was not overly-crafted - it was a moment in time - and I will always remember the satisfaction of playing together, despite any naturally-occurring flaws. The energy and personal connections seemed so rare and so important to me. I'm very much looking forward to doing more of this!
Now, about "Boat Girl"
She's intriguing, isn't she? ...and from a simpler time - a shot captured in 1955 on Cape Cod, unearthed by me by way of a long-lost Kodak "Kodaslide STEREO Viewer II" from an antique shop, which was sort of a high-tech gadget of the early 1950's.
I lined my phone camera up with one of the viewfinder lenses to capture her here forever. I wish that you could view it in 3-D/"stereo" like I can do with this nifty back-lighted Kodak contraption -- it's magical. I'd love to somehow reunite this amazing photo collection with its originating family members -- and I can't help but wonder if Boat Girl is still with us.
Dave’s new music echoes the excitement of early Elvis Costello, the sonic impact of Sugar or Dinosaur Jr., and the melodic kick of The Smithereens.
Longtime fans of the Boston rock scene may remember seeing “The Next” spray-painted on walls and bridges from Kenmore Square to Allston, and hearing Sidewalk Gallery on Boston airwaves in the 80’s and 90’s. Both bands featured the distinct harmonies of twin brothers Dave and Brian Charles, who still live and make music here. Dave has branched out from his early days as a lead guitarist and ace bassist to exploring pedal steel,
blues and country slide guitar, and experimenting with alternate tunings while crafting new songs that blend his best pop instincts with growling guitar-driven melodies. Fronting his own band for the first time as a solo artist sans Brian, Dave’s new music echoes the excitement of early Elvis Costello, the sonic impact of Sugar or Dinosaur Jr., and the melodic kick of The Smithereens.
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