Dave Armo

Dave Armo

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

A singer-songwriter with heartfelt melodies and lyrics. Genres include California Acoustic, Americana, Pop, and Rock. San Francisco's Deli Magazine has declared that the "honesty in his songwriting and delivery seem so grounded in a genuine personality."

Biography

Dave Armo was born in Daly City, California. Songwriting for Dave has become an endless endeavor which continues to produce new sounds for an ever-expanding catalog that is seemingly marked by hope and redemption. Fans are known to bring homemade cookies to his live shows, which is something Armo does not understand, but greatly appreciates. In 2004, Armo released his debut album "Late Night Conversations." In 2005, Dave began diverting funds from his graduate student loans to record his second album, "A Leaf In The Breezeway," which was released in December, 2007. A tour in support of the new album has placed Dave in venues across the country.

Websites
www.davearmo.com
www.myspace.com/davearmo

Quotes

“Beautifully tender, smooth, heart-felt, passionate, rockin' tracks... The melodies grip you, and the lyrics move you. Armo's compositions and arrangements are so tightly woven that you will be discovering lovely new dimensions after many, many listens.”
– Jake Cosden, Producer

“Dave Armo is one of the most graceful singer-songwriters to break out in the last five years. What sets Armo aside from Mayer, Matthews and Johnson is the authenticity of his voice as well as his lyrics.”
– FeinFilm Times

“Our generation’s Neil Young.”
– Jeff Rolka, San Francisco Producer

“A great image-oriented lyricist and melodic tunesmith! Dave Armo's music has a refreshingly positive vibe to it---and we need it now more than ever."
- Andrew Griffin, San Francisco Producer

Lyrics

All Those Reasons

Written By: Dave Armo

Pedals from a Casablanca Lilly
Sliding slowly through your fragile hands
You're standing at your window looking silly
Contemplating all those prior plans
You know not what it was that brought you here now
Redirected you again somehow, somehow

All those reasons that were wrong
Now find safety down in a song
All those reasons that were wrong

Fresh start, now you got yourself a new day
But you carry on with your routine
Idle once again at your window
Hoping none of this will ever show
And you wrap yourself in poems by Dylan Thomas
As you make yourself one more promise, another promise

All those reasons that were wrong
Now find safety down in a song
All those reasons that were wrong

A fleeting sense of confidence
The accompanying consequence
It's tearing you, tearing you down now
Memories of your future plans
And lacking all attention span
It's tearing you, tearing you down now

All those reasons that were wrong
Now find safety down in a song
All those reasons that were wrong

Mercy Me

Written By: Dave Armo

She said: "Rescue me, rescue me."
"Rescue me," did I hear you say?
We're inches away, we're worlds apart
I'd tamper with anything, but your heart
Colors changing from blue to grey
I'm reaching for the words to say

Mercy me, mercy me
She don't move for me
No she don't, no she don't
She don't move for me

She said: "Cover me, cover me."
"Cover me," did I hear you say?
Hit the lights, our hands will see
Lock the door, lose the key

Mercy me, mercy me
She don't move for me
No she don't, no she don't
She don't move for me

Discography

"Late Night Conversations" (2004)

"A Leaf In The Breezeway" (2007)

"Chill Out: A compilation of West Coast Songwriters" (2007) Featuring "Mercy Me" by Dave Armo

Set List

Armo usually plays 45-60 minute sets of mostly original music. Most sets contain a cover song. Artists that Dave has covered include: Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Ray Lamontagne, Paul Simon, The Mother Hips, Pearl Jam, Daniel Lanois, etc.