David LoVine's music career is both varied and long. Born in San Jose, he has played trombone at Cupertino H.S, De Anza C.C., San Jose State and in the 33rd US Army Band,Heidelberg,Germany; was an actor and musician with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland; moved to Seattle, became a citizen of "Cicely",Alaska and played bit parts in the TV series ï¿½Northern Exposureï¿½; and works aa a ï¿½roadieï¿½ for the rock band Los Lobos. He is also an excellent cook, which landed him a job on the fishing boat STINGRAY in the fall of 1990. At Friday Harbor, he first laid eyes on the LADY WASHINGTON, a faithful replica of the first American sailing ship to reach the Northwest in 1787. LoVine soon signed aboard for a lengthy tour of duty as cook and shantyman. The job entailed both education and acting, since the crew provides ï¿½living historyï¿½ for tourists and schoolchildren alike. Davidï¿½s adventures aboard the LADY WASHINGTON ranged from the mundane (daily tourist trips up the Chehalis River), to the surreal ( appearing in the STAR TREK: GENERATIONS movie), to the terrifying ( the accident in which a Columbia River railroad drawbridge was lowered onto the LADY WASHINGTON while she passed underneath, nearly sinking the vessel). David left the Northwest scene in the late 1990ï¿½s to live in Germany and California, but returned in February 2007 as a faculty member for the first-ever ï¿½Sea Shanty Campï¿½ at Port Townsend, WA. There he reestablished old relationships, and made many new friends and fans. He has scheduled a concert tour of Washington and British Columbia for February-March 2009 and is a regular Voice at San Francisco's HYDE ST PIER Shanty Sings on the 1st Saturday of each month.
The songs on David's CD ï¿½Pierhead Jumpï¿½ tell stories of life aboard LADY WASHINGTON, with modern events lovingly described in the archaic shanty style of the 18th century. The album was recorded in 1995 by Rob Folsom at OMB Studio in Port Orchard, WA. David is backed by ï¿½The Mortal Coilersï¿½, shanty-singers and instrumentalists drawn from the ranks of the LADY WASHINTON's crew and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They include Sue Carney, Janet Naylor, Pat Oï¿½Scannell, Brenda Pleasance, Hank Cramer, Jake Jacobsen, Tony Latimer, Matt Moeller, Carol Mann, Tania Opland, Gordon Sims, Pat Thompson, and the late Steve Guthe. The original release sold out long ago, but Ferryboat Music has re-released the CD in response to continuing demand for David LoVineï¿½s music.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call David LoVine at 408 646-3754. If he is on the road or otherwise unavailable, call kit McLean at 509 996-3527.
To get information about the LADY WASHINGTON call 1-800 200-LADY
David LoVine: usually performs solo, accompanying himself on concertina and octave mandolin.
He can be backed by "The Mortal Coilers", his sea-shanty chorus (shipmates!), "Schooner's Crew"- Pat Thompson and Tony Latimer
CD: "Pierhead Jump", 1995, 2007
LADY WASHINGTON CREW TRIBUTE Music video at http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=ke51T0LBnTE
PORT TOWNSEND WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL
Brave Boys, My Shipmates Now!
CD REVIEW: Pierhead Jump
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CD REVIEW: Pierhead Jump Sing Out! Magazine, Fall 2007 David LoVine is shantyman aboard the tal...CD REVIEW: Pierhead Jump
Sing Out! Magazine, Fall 2007
David LoVine is shantyman aboard the tall ship Lady Washington, docked in Grays’ Harbor County, Washington. He has a fine strong voice to carry these songs: eleven shanties and fo’c’stle songs of his own devising. With a crew of able instrumentalists and a chorus of friends, he’s created a winner of a CD. His considerable knowledge of traditional sea songs makes these ring with authenticity. My favorites include: “Heave Your Manspikes Down” and “Tripping Down The Docks”.
Typically two 45-minute sets, or one long set (60-70 minutes) depending on the needs of the venue and audience. Song selection is evenly balanced between original compositions and traditional sea-songs as well as English and Scottish dance tunes played upon the concertina along with some stories of the journey along the way...
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