Dave Shapiro was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, just down the road from the atom smasher. Some people think the effects of neonatal radiation can show up many years later, but Dave's debut CD, Love & Gasoline, is proof that a few loose gamma rays can produce wonders, especially, when fused with his childhood memories of Hank Williams, the Everly Brothers, Merle Travis and Johnny Cash.
Now, with the release of his self-produced CD, Love & Gasoline, Dave has returned to his roots with an album featuring his wry and poignant songwriting, and some of NYC's best musicians including Kenny Kosek, Barry Mitterhoff, Mike Levine, Pete Vitalone, Sam McPherson, Jim Kendrick, Nicole Paradiso and Eric Troyer.
Oh, and by the way, Dave co-wrote and produced the iconic jazz-tinged theme music for the Charlie Rose show, heard every weeknight on PBS.
Dave Shapiro on guitars and lead vocal, Sam McPherson on upright bass and vocals, Jim Kendrick on mandolin and vocals.
Love & Gasoline album available on iTunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody etc
Way to go, Dave!
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Dave has a supercool way of singing that works very well with the tongue in cheek humor in his lyri...Dave has a supercool way of singing that works very well with
the tongue in cheek humor in his lyrics...Love & Gasoline...get a sweetheart in the car and you are all set.
Way to go, Dave!
Duke L, Rootstime Radio, Netherlands
An undiscovered jewel
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"Love and Gasoline is one of the best albums I've heard in the last year. The original material is ..."Love and Gasoline is one of the best albums I've heard in the last year. The original material is superb, the covers are witty and unexpected, and the album is intimate and emotionally resonant. The playing is understated and masterful all the way through, and Shapiro's voice, which at first I wasn't sure about, has grown on me to the point where the vocals are now the centerpiece of the CD for me. This is one of those rare, undiscovered jewels -- check it out. "
Jay Iorio, Uranium Records
Our sets are usually 50 minutes and include original alt- country and covers.
here are two sets from last week
I don't want to spoil the party
like you care
Weary Blues from waiting
I'm satisfied with my gal
make me a pallet
I ain't got you
I'll be your baby, tonight
I wanna be sedated
Get Down tonight
Deep River Blues
I'll cry instead
Lie to me..original
The best thing I did...original
He's a good boy...original
People are strange
Sittin on top of the world
I hate myself for loving you
She caught the Caty
There oughta be a law...original
I've just seen a face
Over the rainbow