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The best kept secret in music

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Love Breaks All the Rules, from Boston's Dave Falk, is a sincere and spirited debut from a talented young performer. . . Falk has an ear for a catchy hook and he comes across as a genuinely likeable guy. In songs like "Peace O Mind" (featured in the award-winning independent film Director's Bug) you can tell he's having a great time and it spills over happily into the speakers. (Joy McKay)
- Joy McKay


Pellucid, betimes pallid, Mr. Falk's confidently low-key approach on tunes like "Kiss of Heaven" is inimitable; his anthemic attacks on self-penned standouts like "Pledging Our Time" and "Dark Stars" almost equally so. Fans of Astral Weeks-era Van Morrison and Dave Barton & the Outlets will likely find his tunes highly appealing. (Francis DiMenno)
- Francis Di Menno


2. The guy who sings the song about his grandmother wanting to marry Roger Moore. - Weekly Dig


[Love Breaks All the Rules] has that kind of familiar sound that sticks by you as though it's been a lifelong friend. I had never heard of Dave Falk before hearing this track, but after the song finished playing, it seemed as though he had known me . . . The tune catches hold of you even in its simple nature, and the vocals just roll off his tongue as I'm sure only he could sing them. - Jonathan Sanders


David Falk makes you close your eyes, think twice, and ask yourself- 'Wow, is that really coming out of him?' He is unassuming only until he starts to play. Then he stops you dead in your tracks and makes you listen. - Bob Alonge


Singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Falk bases his songwriting in the folk rock realm highlighted by jangling acoustic guitars and chiming rhythms. Bassist Wes Wirth and drummer Jason Gardner lay down a solid groove for Falk, guitarist David "Goody" Goodrich, sax man Jon Natchez and backing vocalist Lisa Housman to stretch out their respective contributions. With the songs ranging from country flavored to acoustic pop, Falk and band have a good delivery and command of the songs. Well written, performed and recorded Dave Falk's CD Love Breaks All the Rules is an entertaining disc wothy of many spins. - Douglas Sloan


Dave Falk busks in the Boston subways -- an admirable, almost a missionary calling. If you heard him on your morning commute, he would put a smile on your face. He's one of those soulful acoustic guitar guys who are self-possessed enough to stand in front of a constantly changing, dour-faced mob of subway riders, and bare their all through their music. We should all admire the hell out of him for trying his darndest to make the world a more musical and pleasant place.
- Brett McCallin


Discography

Wherever You Go, There You Are (Coming Soon)
Best Medicine (2004)
Love Breaks All the Rules (2002)

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Bio

On his soon to be released second album, Wherever You Go . . . There You Are!, Boston-based singer/songwriter Dave Falk sings about disaster-ridden trips, lost love, and visits with “Grandma”. With impeccable comic timing, heartfelt lyrics, and a voice that has been compared to Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan, Dave charms critics and fans alike with his “Falk Music”.

Dave Falk’s first album, Love Breaks All the Rules, was released in the spring of 2002. His song “In the Light” quickly reached #1 on the mp3.com Alternative Country charts, while his song “Peace O’ Mind” received international acclaim when it was featured in the film Director’s Bugs, which won First Place in 2003 Dublin Film Festival (Experimental Category). Radio stations WMFO, WXRV (the River), and WBRS were quick to add Love Breaks All the Rules to their playlists.

With the release of Love Breaks All the Rules, Dave began touring, playing clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and the Boston subways. In December of 2003, a subway riding fan brought him a copy of local independent newspaper “The Weekly Dig” that listed Dave as #2 on their list of Top Ten Buskers in Boston.

In addition to playing music in the subways, Dave was active in the fight to keep music there when the MBTA announced new and restrictive regulations against performers in the fall of 2003. Dave was interviewed by the Associated Press, the Christian Science Monitor, and a whole slew of college papers, as well as appearing live on radio stations WMFO and WMBR to talk about the issues. The huge grassroots effort mounted by subway musicians and their supporters was ultimately successful in getting the MBTA to back down so that subway music can continue in its great tradition.

Dave’s upcoming album is off to a running start, with the track “Grandma” already winning First Place in the 2003 Dallas Songwriting Contest and two tracks from the album winning Dave a showcase spot in the Minnesota Folk Festival’s New Song Competition.“The Gatekeeper”, about fare collector Roy Rhines, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack this spring, has been especially touching to Porter Square subway riders, many of whom have commented on the community that Dave has been able to create amongst listeners down at the subway station.

Review site Godsofmusic.com says of Dave:

[Love Breaks All the Rules] has that kind of familiar sound that sticks by you as though it's been a lifelong friend. I had never heard of Dave Falk before hearing this track, but after the song finished playing, it seemed as though he had known me . . . The tune catches hold of you even in its simple nature, and the vocals just roll off his tongue as I'm sure only he could sing them.