Dave Dersham
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Dave Dersham

Florence, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Florence, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Americana Acoustic

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"A new stage for local folksters"

"Dave Dersham...did the witty 'Camaro is Better,' (sic) about a woman who is tired of dating 'jerks' and wants to move up to a man who drives a glitzier car...exhibited dry wit to the hilt." - Steve Morse


"Constant Clip Records"

"...Defies the trappings of songwriters. He deftly sidesteps with wit and melody unlike many I've known. A true champion of art. "
--Elam Blackman. CEO, Constant Clip Records.
- Constant Clip


"Passim"

“...Taps hopeful, bluesy melodies and reverses lyrical expectations at every turn... exudes a brand of humane charm that sets him apart from every other songwriter you’ll see this year.”
--Club Passim. - Passim


Discography

"Dave Dersham" EP, 1997
"The Burn of Summer," 2003
"Gilding the Lilies," 2011

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“...Taps hopeful, bluesy melodies and reverses lyrical expectations at every turn... exudes a brand of humane charm that sets him apart from every other songwriter you’ll see this year.”

--Club Passim.

Dave is a wanderer: He spent a summer working the local chuck wagon set beneath Wyoming's Grand Tetons; taught Environmental Education in South Dakota's Black Hills; conducted 3 week treks with under-served youth across southern Idaho; and explored the ruins and culture of Central America. Music finally pulled him back to the confines of New England and the Cambridge, MA folk scene where he completed his first CD, "The Burn of Summer." The album enjoyed regular airtime on Folk Radio's WUMB, Emerson College's WERS, and brought selection as a finalist for Mountain Stage's emerging artists.

Dave's second album, "Gilding the Lilies" was recorded with the assistance of Boston's most adventurous lap-steele players, Lloyd Thayer, as well as the shrewd lead-playing and production of Jared Fiske of Fiske and Herrera. The CD was released in the fall of 2011 and was distributed internationally. He is currently working on material for his third CD to be released in the near future.

Dave also continues a yearly pilgrimage to the Kerrville Folk Festival, in the core of the Texas Hill Country, where he finds inspiration and community among his fellow vagabonds and troubadours.

Currently, Dave can be found touring various pockets of New England, and is occasionally "sighted" (generally on Thanksgiving weekend ) with the Bigfoot Research Organization, a loosely arranged, crypto-musical quartet. For reasons understood by only the most passionate, the BRO maintained a myspace account for 5 years despite relentless and at times severe scientific contempt. This site has recently been put to pasture by an unknown adversary.

Some people can't handle the Truth.


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