Dave Sasscer and the Mojo Conga Jam

Dave Sasscer and the Mojo Conga Jam

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Singer/songwriter playing melodic rock with island and world rhythms.

Biography

Dave is a New York City based singer/songwriter.

His work is characterized by island-tinged rock rhythms underpinning consistently mesmerizing pop/rock songs. Although he plays many of the instruments himself in the studio, he is joined onstage by a roving group of musicians that go by the name the “Mojo Conga Jam”. Regular members of the “MCJ” include David Patterson on guitar (alumnus of Atlanta Singer/songwriter Shaun Mullins and the Indigo Girls), David Gomez on percussion (internationally acclaimed Latin Jazz percussionist and Hiram Bullock/Omar Hakim collaborator), and various other luminaries of the NYC music scene.

Although Dave incorporates numerous rhythms into his writing, including reggae, rock and salsa, to name a few, the end results are sometimes playful, sometimes soulful, sometimes down-right rockin’, but always evocative tunes that the NYC crowd has begun to call “rhythmic rock”.

Dave's recently completed second CD is being distributed by the indie NYC based label
"Roomful of Sky" and is available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and all other major online venues. The album has so far generated two online hits, the songs "Quiet Mind" and "(When) She's in Love With Me" and has been played on Vince Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" among other earth-bound radio stations.

Lyrics

Between Me and the World

Written By: David Sasscer

You’re a light through the haze
Of a life of slipped dreams
You are the reason, the saint and the why
You explain what it seems

You’re my lost cause celebre
My lover of pearl
You are the only one standing alone
Between me and the world

You’re the million to one
A statistical star
Blinking through tattered night skies
Serenaded by fire and guitars

You’re a shot in my heart
(STOP)
As my wisdom unfurls
You are the stolid and weather worn bridge
Between me and the world

Me and the world
We’ve got a thing goin’ on
Me and the world
Kinda sweet kinda long…

I bet you slide across mountains and seas
And you tumble from hearts down to knees
You’re guaranteed to be frightening…
Emotional lightning

My soft machinations
My deals and my bets
Settle beside all my prayers I swore
I’d never forget….

All the world’s kingdoms
And you’re just one girl
I call that a bargain, the best that I’ve had
Between me and the world

(When) She's In Love With Me

Written By: Dave Sasscer

She holds my heart
Whispers love while waiting for the start
She takes the time
To find the word that’s perfect for the rhyme

She glows like rays inside of sunshine
See floats like hope upon the sea
She flies like hours in my daytime
(When) she’s in love
(When) she’s in love
(When) she’s in love with me…

She soothes my night
Shares my bed, makes everything all right
She stops the stray
Makes right now be everything today

She glows like rays inside of sunshine
See floats like hope upon the sea
She flies like hours in my daytime
(When) she’s in love
(When) she’s in love
(When) she’s in love with me…

Bridge:
Rayos de sol
Mar y amor
Ella y yo….

She holds my heart
Whispers love while waiting for the start
She takes the time
To find the word that’s perfect for the rhyme

She glows like rays inside of sunshine
See floats like hope upon the sea
She flies like hours in my daytime
(When) she’s in love
(When) she’s in love
(When) she’s in love with me…

Quiet Mind

Written By: Dave Sasscer

Quiet like the center
Of a chime
Quiet thoughts and feelings
Quiet time

Quiet like the breathe between
Our thoughts from time to time
Quiet Mind

Quiet like the space
Between the beats
Quiet like the still
Of summer heat

Quiet like two sated sleeping
Lovers intertwined
Quiet Mind

BRIDGE/SOLO
Quiet like the silence that follow a perfect rhyme

Quiet like my soul
When you’re around
Quiet like your beauty’s
Silent sound
Quiet like my heart, that’s delivered sealed and signed
Quiet Mind

Ohm
Shanti, Shanti

Discography

Quiet Mind - www.cdbaby.com/cd/davesasscer2
Teaser - www.cdbaby.com/cd/davesasscer

Set List

Dynamite
Wear Me Out
Slide Away
Jon Stewart is God
Quiet Mind
Comfort Zone
(When) She's in love with me
Today has been a really weird day
Kill Your Boyfriend
Waiting in Vain
All You Need to Know