Thursday, July 18, 2013

Recording Artist Dave Maswick Live In The Bay

Crush-A-Palooza, Alex Bay -

Crush-A-Palooza was an event that featured 7 very talented musicians. On June 9th, Top Of The Bay was the epicenter of some really great music.  Members from The Shadows and Double Axle played along with recording artists Emilie Cardinaux and Dave Maswick......

I will be doing more stories on that 5 hour concert, but this post features Dave Maswick.  Dave is a graduate of Potsdam Crane School of Music and taught music for a short time at Henderson Schools in the late 70's. In 1980 Dave joined the Albany based band Blotto as bass guitarist Chevrolet Blotto.  Blotto members had cool first names like Lee Harvey, Cheese, and Broadway followed by Blotto.  If you are 50 something then Blotto may sound familiar.... remember "I Wanna Be A Life Guard"?  Video Killed The Radio Star was the first video aired on MTV, Blotto's I Wanna Be A Life Guard was number 34.

In the mid 80's Dave left Blotto and joined the Stony Creek Band.  The Glen's Falls  band has been playing since the 70's and recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.  They are described as an eclectic Americana sound which mixes covers and originals and have played with Poco, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and The Charlie Daniels Band.

Although Dave still plays with the Stony Creek Band, he also has a solo career and has released two CD's. His first, All The Lies of Spain, released in 2005 and The News From Here, released this year.  His newest CD was recently reviewed by The Times Union which described Dave as "a fine, formidable songwriter with a way with melody and words."

Crush-A-Palooza organizer, Phil "Crush" DuMond kept telling me.... this guy {Dave Maswick} is the real deal when it comes to singer/songwriter/musician.  Phil was not kidding,  Check out this video I made of Dave performing his song Norveline off his first CD All The Lies Of Spain.  To think all this happened under a little tent in Alex Bay!

The next video When My Baby Come Home is also from his first CD,,,,

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