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Dave Saunders CD - "FISHIN'"

Hey, Dad..., letís take a ride down some Old Dirt Roads through The Dark Parts Of The Forest, and see if we can find The General. When we get to Franklinís Ferry, maybe we can stop and do some Fishiní, or just sit under The Thompson Family Tree and Listen To The River while Preacher Bill tells us again about Grandpaís Friend.

Does this sound like fun? Then come along while Dave Saunders takes us back to the same magical, mystical, memorable place he took us to with his previous collection of nostalgic story songs.

Where is it? Well, itís in our hearts and minds and memories, and itís also on Daveís latest CD, simply called FISHIN'.

Thereís a brand new cast of colorful characters, in some places Dave hasnít taken us to before, and like life itself, thereís some more nostalgia, more humor, and yes, a little more tragedy. As you might expect, thereís also a story about the big one that got away, but thereís a whole more to FISHIN' than that!

Címon along, youíll enjoy the trip.

This project was co-produced by Saunders and Denny Martin, at Martin Music Productions, Antioch, Tennessee. The initial release is on Saunders' own personal label, Sgt Joe Records, and the project will be shopped for an indie distribution deal.

Available for purchase from www.cdbaby.com
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Dave Saunders CD - "UNCLE JOHN'S TREE"

Uncle John lived by a crooked old tree, high on a ridge where the wind blew free. And somewhere nearby there's a cave hidden behind a waterfall, where Caleb Johnson had a secret gold mine, at least until Jesse Howard found out about it, and Caleb was found in the ashes of his burned-out cabin. Jesse didn't know about the hole inside the cave, though, and he hasn't been heard from in quite a while. It was over near Roger's Farm, where you can watch The Trains Go Rollin' By on their way to Sussex County, where The Righteous Reverend Hooker had been preaching until Sadie Brown's place burned down, and the congregation didn't think he should have been there at the time. It was the main topic of conversation at Big Time Charlie's Good Times Cafe for quite a while.

If you're wondering just where this mystical place is located, it's on Dave Saunders' brand new CD, titled 'UNCLE JOHN'S TREE'. Dave is a storyteller, and this is a collection of tales about people and events; some real, some fictional, and some halfway in-between, that come from another time and place. There's nostalgia, humor, tragedy and pathos, but not one bit of boredom.

This totally acoustic set will probably fit best into the 'Americana' genre, although Dave himself is as solidly 'Country' as it's possible to be, and despite an abundance of fiddle, dobro, mandolin and on two cuts, 5-string banjo, it doesn't pretend to be Bluegrass.

Dave's roots are planted in the fertile ground of the recitations and talking-blues traditions of the 1940's and 50's. He talks his songs as much as he sings them, and it works just fine. His easy conversational style will make this a great listening experience.

This project was co-produced by Saunders and Denny Martin, at Martin Music Productions, Antioch, Tennessee. The initial release is on Saunders' own personal label, Sgt Joe Records, and the project will be shopped for an indie distribution deal.

Available for purchase from www.cdbaby.com
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Dave Saunders CD - "IT'S ALL IN THE WORDS"

An interesting look at the seminal stages of the developing career of a singer/songwriter, this eclectic eight-song collection, produced in 1989, was Dave Saunders' debut recording project.

The title song, "It's All In The Words", with a classic shuffle beat and Texas-style fiddle by Doug Atwell, explores the age-old frustration of young lovers trying to understand, and adjust to, each other.

The second track, "I Tried To Warn You", gets a bit more serious. This is traditional back-beat honky-tonk, and the warning is clear; "It ain't that I don't love you, and I sure am gonna miss you, but I just don't know how to be your kind of man". Will Ray's Telecaster and David McElvy's harmonica set the mood.

Things lighten up with "Coffee and Eggs", as a lonesome trucker pines for his own "little blonde haired waitress" at 3 am. Good traditional country fiddle.

"Let Your Fiddle Tell The Story, Sgt Joe", is Dave's tribute to a real-life friend from long ago. Doug Atwell's fiddle tells the story the way it should be told.

The up-tempo "Cooper's Corner Cafe", is a light-hearted romp about a smart-aleck kid who gets his come-uppance from a spunky waitress in a diner full of truckers. Studio owner Michael Johnstone joins the fun with his steel guitar.

"Linda Beth" is a simple expression of a father's love for his five-year-old daughter. Atwell's fiddle and Johnstone's steel sing with sensitivity.

The biting edge of Will Ray's Telecaster and the wail of David McElvy's harmonica dominate the hard-driving "Five O'Clock Train", a honky-tonk rocker about a crash-and-burn romance. This one moves!!!

The final track, "Now It's Over", describes the closing chapter of a doomed attempt at marriage.

Holding everything on the beat are Billy Block's drums and Dave Hall's bass, while Kathy Brubaker and Randy Crenshaw provide excellent backup vocals.

This project was produced by Will Ray at Michael Johnstone's Class Act Productions in North Hollywood, California. The recording engineer was Michael Johnstone; mixing engineer was Jim Emrich.

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Last updated: 2/5/2006