Dave Gerard/Truffle
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Dave Gerard/Truffle

Durham, New Hampshire, United States | SELF

Durham, New Hampshire, United States | SELF
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"David Bailey's bass playing is superb"

"David Bailey's bass playing is superb and brings depth and strength to Memory Hill."

- Northeast Performer

"insightful lyrics on Storyman"

"Dave Gerard, lead vocals, tears into the heart and mind with a
smooth, low tone and insightful lyrics on Storyman."

- The East Carolinian

"they do not rely on gimmicks"

"Truffle is musically tight, their lyrics are inspired and they do not rely on gimmicks for appeal. Instead, truffle offers songs with the listener in mind - songs that have been masterfully crafted and arranged."
- Foster's Daily Democrat

""Ned Chase remains a stupendous songwriter, and Dave Gerard is one of the best singers I've heard, period.""

"Ned Chase remains a stupendous songwriter, and Dave Gerard is one of the best singers I've heard, period."

- Face Magazine

""Truffle does it again"

"Truffle does it again with "That's Right." Each song has a life of it's own. "
-Spotlight Portsmouth Herald
- Portsmouth Herald

""Truffle - Out Loud""

"This CD ("Truffle - Out Loud") is truly what good music is all about."

- Portsmouth Herald (NH)

"Superb songwriting, strong musicianship and diverse grooves"

"Superb songwriting, strong musicianship and diverse grooves, plus the joy of making music: That's what "That's Right" is all about. Look for this one on year-end "Best Of " lists. I know it'll be on mine. "

- The Wire, Portsmouth NH

"“Dave is a master of acoustic-Americana with a voice to die for”"

“Dave is a master of acoustic-Americana with a voice to die for” - C-Ville Weekly (Charlottesville, VA)

"“Gerard’s voice is thick-walled, river-strong, and deliciously bottomless.”"

“Gerard’s voice is thick-walled, river-strong, and deliciously bottomless.”

- Showcase Magazine (NH)

"Dave Gerard is like a fine wine"

“Dave Gerard is like a fine wine. Not only is he super tasty, but he gives you a nice buzz. Oh yeah, he also gets better with age.. His music has been the soundtrack of thousands of lives across the Seacoast.”
- Portsmouth Herald (NH)

"Dave Gerard, one of NH's finest songwriters"

“Dave Gerard, one of NH's finest songwriters, has released his third solo album, Dreams of Kings. It is Gerard’s best of his three releases; which says a lot. “Tejanos Radio’ could be on any Dave Matthews Band release, and I love it!”
- Jam Music Magazine (New England)



The Zoomy Trail
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Record Label: Savoy Productions

Song Name
1. You May be Gone
2. Everyman
3. Change
4. Dreamland
5. 30 Robins
6. Faith
7. Diamond Lil
8. Windows of Time
9. Write a Letter
10. What a Wonderful World

Album Description:
Roots Rock

Dreams of Kings
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Record Label: Savoy Productions

Song Name
1. I'm Coming Home
2. Pillar of the Family
3. The Cynic
4. Tejanos Radio
5. The Fullest
6. Hard Times
7. Lies of Time
8. Thelma Shook
9. Wayfaring Stranger
10. Jerome
11. I'm Coming Home

Losing the Boy
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Record Label: Savoy Productions

Song Name
1. A Nickel & Dime Life
2. Lonely Girl
3. A Different Page
4. Preston Hollow
5. Church on Saturday Night
6. One Step Up
7. Relation to Change
8. How Can a Poor Man Face
Such Times and Live
9. The Contender
10. Losing the Boy

Album Description:
Rootsy acoustic electric soul pop.

Memory Hill
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Record Label: Fat Cuz Records

Song Name
1. Late April Rain
2. Euladra's Time
3. Out of Touch
4. In the Dark
5. Walkin' Time
6. Wrong Side Dream
7. Memory Hill
8. Story Man
9. Another

Album Description:
Vibey, warm acoustic cd with strong, romantic songs.


That's Right
© Copyright-Savoy Productions (793447700823)
Record Label: Savoy Productions

Song Name
1. Lost Dog Blues
2. Captain Molasses
3. Developer's Blues
4. Maybe Tomorrow
5. When I'm Without You
6. Summer
7. Now I Know
8. Harbor Master
9. Dirty Little Secret
10. December Moon
11. That's Right
Album Description:
Roots Rock

Out Loud
© Copyright-Savoy Productions (793447700625)
Record Label: Savoy Productions

Song Name
1. Thirsty
2. Sister
3. Relation To Change
4. Crescent City
5. Man On The Moon
6. Take No More
7. Thank You
8. Premature
9. Out Of Touch
10. St. Mary’s Glacier
11. Forty Winks Away
12. Sweet Little Thunder

Album Description:
Roots Rock

Nervous Laughter
© Copyright-Savoy Productions (744011110821)
Record Label: November Records

Song Name
1. Trouble
2. Forty Winks Away
3. I Can’t Shake It
4. St. Mary’s Glacier
5. Wrong Side Dream
6. Steerhorns
7. Twisted Old Tree
8. The Wind And Me
9. Walkin’ Time
10. Archetype
11. Storyman

Album Description:
Roots Rock



Dave Gerard’s fourth CD, The Zoomy Trail (2009) is the latest snapshot of a full-time musical career that has spanned over two decades. Infused with emotion, unforgettable melodies, and quality songwriting, this is Dave’s strongest and most personal collection of songs to date. From intimate solo performances to full band ensembles, it’s the way he hears music. A rootsy album with a variety of genres and contemporary production cohesively pulled together by Dave’s distinctive vocal style and guitar playing.

His music puts him on club, concert and school stages from New England to Florida, west to Colorado, and to the U. S. Virgin Islands. Dave creates his own style from his love of New Orleans R & B, Pop, Blues, World Music, and Country-grass, to bring a well-rounded set of contemporary roots music to the stage. In acoustic settings, he has shared bills with international acts such as Richie Havens, Toots & the Maytals, David Lindley, Arlo Guthrie, Chris Smither, Pat Donohue, and Tinytown (half of the Subdudes).

Juggling dual careers, Dave is also known as front man for the highly acclaimed NH - based band (Savoy) Truffle. As well as headlining respected venues across the country, playing as many as 275 shows a year, Truffle has shared the stage with Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Blues Traveler, The Radiators, and Dave Matthews Band to name a few. Truffle’s success led to the signing of a three-album deal with November/Sony records.

Off the stage, compositions from his first two records (Memory Hill and Losing the Boy) have appeared on a film soundtrack and a learning video series used by the N.Y. C. Board of Education. His tune “Preston Hollow” won him a finalist spot in the John Lennon Songwriting contest. He has won countless “Best Artist” awards and a “Song of the Year” award for ‘I’m Coming Home” (Dreams of Kings) from Jam Music Magazine in his home state of NH. Solo shows provide Dave the freedom to improvise vocally and on guitar, taking liberties with song structures. Playing without a set list allows for a unique show at every performance – and you never know who may stop by and sit in… Enjoy!

Truffle's 5th CD, That's Right (2005), is the latest body of work from a band that is in it's 19th year of playing together. This new collection of songs, penned and arranged by all the members, is by far their best and most mature recorded music to date. They combine quality songwriting and strong, memorable melodies in a tasty sounding package with interesting production ideas. The eclectic mix of styles from song to song is pulled together in a cohesive fashion by Truffle's distinct, trademark sound.
Truffle has toured all but ten U.S. states headlining many respected venues as well as supporting international acts such as Dave Matthews Band, Little Feat, Phish, and The Band to name only a few. They have released four previous records (one for the November/Sony label) and have contributed to three Dave Gerard CD's and countless compilations.
Truffle has released five albums, "Dish Me In," "Talking With Ghosts," "Nervous Laughter" (for the November/Sony label), "Out Loud", and their latest effort, "That's Right" "Live at the Stone Church, Vol. II" compilation as well as Gerard's three solo releases, "Memory Hill", "Losing The Boy". and "Dreams of Kings"
A Truffle performance is a physical experience. There is an energy that exists between the band and the audience which cannot be described by the materials involved here. With dashes of R&B, reggae, bluegrass, soul, and Cajun thrown into the Truffle stew, you need to come and experience this band for yourself.