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Saturday Serenade (2007)

10 folk songs about love, family, nature and hard times.

Meet Me There (2008)

A folky apocalyptic-twinged trip

4 O'Clock (2009)

Heads will bob, hands will clap, souls will be saved, humanity will be crushed! Check it out.

Well Gone Dry (2011)

10 new songs about inspiration, love, loss and anthropomorphised sea creatures.

Only Passing Through (2012)

Folk songs with a poppy edge about growing up (and down) and being OK.

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David Richardson

BIOGRAPHY

Dave Richardson is a folk singer/songwriter who has been honing his craft for about 10 years now. Dave grew up in southern Maine; his “small town America” upbringing heavily influences his songs. He enjoyed local success as half of the folk-punk band “Compost Shark,” and started writing and playing folk music when he left home at 18. Dave is a seasoned performer, playing open mike nights and his own gigs in many bars, coffee houses, and open air venues from Colorado to Massachusetts. He assuredly classifies himself as a folk singer, but gets his inspiration from all genres of music. While his songs have the country/bluegrass/folk vibe of Gillian Welch and Dan Bern, mixed with the creatively poetic lyrics of Greg Brown and Dar Williams, he is influenced from everybody from The Pixies to Johnny Cash. Dave’s deep understanding of the human mind and his sharp sense of humor make for both interesting and memorable songs that touch on a wide range of subjects, including love, death, nature and politics; they evoke vivid images of Kansas cornfields, Maine winter woods and Chicago funeral parlours. Dave is a passionate, powerful and poignant musician – give him a listen, you’ll see.

BAND MEMBERS
Dave Richardson: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Tambourine

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2011,2012

GENRES
Folk,Contemporary Folk

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.facebook.com/daverichardsonmusic


Completed Albums

Saturday Serenade(2007)

10 folk songs about love, family, nature and hard times.


Out of Time
The Losing End
Hate to See You Go
Saturday Serenade
Traveling So Far
Empty Pool
Bus Driver Blues
Winter Song
The Thursday Bird (tent song)
This Old House

Meet Me There(2008)

A folky apocalyptic-twinged trip


Post
Billy
The Women
Strychnine and Honey
Sink Spoon
A Little Drunk (that's all)
The Ballad of Wizard Slickwolf
You Should Talk
Foreclosure Fandango
Sleeping Song

4 O'Clock(2009)

Heads will bob, hands will clap, souls will be saved, humanity will be crushed! Check it out.


Go Back Home
Write You A Letter
Your Blue Dress
Lucky Me   (preferred)
The Doctor Is In
Strip Mall Town   Download
Grand Rapids
Whatever You Want
Hole In The Ground
Undisclosed   Download

Well Gone Dry(2011)

10 new songs about inspiration, love, loss and anthropomorphised sea creatures.


Intro
Bootleg Record
Welcome
Cant Go   Download
Hole in the Hallway
State Suite
Sally Sea Anemone
Shopping Cart
The Note
You Who   (preferred)   Download

Only Passing Through(2012)

Folk songs with a poppy edge about growing up (and down) and being OK.


arms and legs   (preferred)
cursed
pool hall
youve got time
candle
how much rain
when we meet
something new every time
used to be home
watching clocks