Dave Teichroeb
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Dave Teichroeb


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"Yesterday Motel Review - Toronto Star"

This independent masterpiece, another recorded on portable digital equipment in the backrooms and dens of friends and musical compadres, is Guelph-based singer/songwriters Teichroeb’s second solo effort, and it deserves all the attention it can get.
Accompanied by fine young traditional instrumentalists on banjo, pedal steel, mandolin and guitars - they’re all part of the fertile Guelph folk underground -Teichroeb’s husky, unsentimental voice weaves through 11 remarkably accomplished folk/country-rock originals, among which “I Stole The Rose From Texas, “ �Put Your Big Coat On (a paean to Ontario’s Winters),� “No Place Like Home� and “I’ll be old� are outstanding.
Yesterday Motel is evidence of a new and powerful voice in the roots music arena.

- Greg Quill

"Canadian Whiskey Review-Toronto Star"

DAVE TEICHROEB Canadian Whiskey (Lone Star Music, http://www.davet.ca) Ostensibly this is a folk-country chronicle of the past three years, as this Alberta-born singer/songwriter spent time in San Marcos, Tex., living among his wife's ancestors. Canadian Whiskey, at least in lyrical content, is in reality a nostalgic reminiscence of his Canadian past. Less assured than his remarkable solo debut, 1999's Yesterday Motel, this effort nonetheless provides some wonderful musical moments — rustic acoustic accompaniment and unpolished vocals give the album a strangely old-time feel — and several wry and wistful songs. A transitional effort that suggests Teichroeb is headed into traditional country territory, Canadian Whiskey bears all the earmarks of his best work as a songwriter, though more care with the production and some judicious editing might have eliminated some of the album's inconsistencies.
Toronto Star - Greg Quill` - Greg Quill

"Canadian Whiskey Review KW Record"

Rob Reid of the Kitchener Waterloo Record gives this quote - "The songs are about place, either a specific location, or the process of getting from one place to another. His wistful songs are delivered through a voice that might be described as whiskey-tainted or resembling a dusty Texas back road." - Kitchener Waterloo Record - Rob Reid

"Canadian Whiskey CD Review"

One of the most striking things about Teichroeb's songwriting for me is how he can so successfully combine American and Canadian lyrics, stories, places, genres of music, and mythologies, and yet still not loose anything of what it means to write very Canadian songs.”

- Echo Magazine - Brent Hagerman

"Yesterday Motel CD Review"

“His guitar playing has a warm, full sound, and provides that toe tappin’ rhythm that makes good country and blues. He plays originals and standards, two steps and waltzes, and his ballads could break your heart.”

- Ontarion - Kimberly Fair, March 2000

"Lost Horizon Review"

Teichreob's meaningful lyrics and "Americana" style are a sonic visit to the not-so-distant past when the lyrics to songs seemed universal and personal at the same time.
(Walter Cordery - Nanaimo Daily News) - Nanaimo Daily News


Lost Horizon (Release spring 2008) is a rich, diverse collection of 12 story driven songs sometimes electric with a full band and other times bare and acoustic with string arrangements. To record Lost Horizon, Dave set up shop in his old home town of Guelph in the studio of noted musician/producer, Scott Merritt (Stephen Fearing, Fred Eaglesmith), who produced, engineered, mixed and played on the sessions. The band included top shelf Ontario musicians, Jeff Bird(Cowboy Junkies), Blake Manning(David Wilcox, Jill Barber), Scott Merritt, Anne Lindsay, Lewis Melville, Craig Norris and Mike Ostler.

1)Tell You One Thing - grinding electric guitar against bass/drums send you down a railway track to a place you never asked to go. Jeff Bird's tenor mandolin and Dave's tenor electric drive the engine.
2)Lost Horizon - We are all searching for some meaning from life. Drummer Blake Manning leads the march along with Dave's Banjo and Jeff Birds rubber band bass. Anne Lindsay adds very cool violin layers.
3)To Be True - two lovers trying to convince themselves that it could work. Lewis Melville floats Dobro lines against Dave's acoustic finger picking.
4)Big Coat - alone, staring out the window on a cold fall evening in Ontario. Scott Merritt creates snow and ice with a wistful electric slide solo over top the vibes and an old Gibson ES-125.
5)Look at Me Now - slow core rock story with full band about that old school friend who never grew up. Dave slowly rips and tears solo lines out of his strat around a very distorted Gibson.
6)South For The Winter - voice and guitar only as Dave struggles with the reality of factory work in Ontario.
7)No One - Dave's comments on politics is driven by Scott on beat box, organ and banjo
8)San Marcos River - there are rivers in Texas so cool, clean and fresh that they'll wash your soul clean and heal your blues. Scott's acoustic guitar and dulcimer is the back drop to a story of a friend in trouble.
9)Lone Pine - Trees can live hundreds of years clinging to almost nothing. Scott on baritone guitar with Lewis on pedal steel together vamping across the Canadian Shield.
10)Will to Love - my mother's death when I was 16 left me searching for answers I still haven't found. Jeff on mandolin with Lewis on pedal steel create a swell with emotion
11) Give Me the Flowers (While I'm Living) - This old time swing tune written in the fifties relates a sentiment to live by. The whole band joins in for romping solos and backing vocals.
12) Last Request - The answer to the question, where to spread my ashes. Scott arranges a beautiful string accompaniment played by Anne Lindsay.

TON- unreleased Teichroeb/Ostler/Norris) - sold at live shows only)
Canadian Whiskey - release 2004
Yesterday Motel - release 2001
Dog Tales - release 1997



"I just moved to Nanaimo, BC. My life has taken me down some difficult roads. My mother died in my arms at sixteen as I tried to save her. I lost interest in school and went hitch hiking. I grew up traveling and moving and I can't shake it. I'm not young. I'm not old. My half life has me carrying a wealth of experiences that have taught and defined me.

I've got a great new album called "Lost Horizon" that I spent the last year recording with Scott Merritt in Guelph, Ontario. Scott chose 12 songs from twenty I brought in. They tell my story. Then, now and where I'm going. He said they leave you interested and wanting more. A northerner removing layers of clothing after a long walk in the snow.

I'm a husband and father, I've been a penniless wanderer, and I've worked in factories trying to be a straight jobber but always writing and singing my songs. To listen to my albums or see me live is to join me and share."

Dave has performed with Gurf Morlix, Guy Clark, Stephen Fearing, Katherine Wheatley, Terry Tuffs, Luther Wright and Greg Quill and a host of others at festivals, performing arts centres and honekytonks. In Texas he shared the stage with legends Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Bush and Kent Finlay. Dave performed weekly in Guelph (2004-2007) at his popular Thursday Night Sessions with many of Canada's great songwriters. In Texas, Teichroeb played weekly around the Austin area (2001-2004), notably at the infamous Cheatham Street Warehouse at his popular Friday Happy Hour where he quickly gained a following for his Canadian influenced song writing. Dave and his music have been heard at festivals, on network TV, nationally on CBC radio, college radio, and various compilations. His lyrics have been quoted in the Journal of Texas Music History. Dave is a solid solo performer who has been described as making a room feel like Canada. An understated story teller, he delights in combining personal experience with personal opinion.

In summer 2007, Teichroeb relocated to the solitude of Canada's west coast in Nanaimo, BC. Away from the distracting hustle of Southern Ontario he is going full on with his song writing and performing career and hosts a weekly radio show on CHLY called Road Poets. Dave Teichroeb's (pronounced Tike- robe) story begins back in 1991 when as an aspiring song writer and performer he teamed up with musician-songwriter Lewis Melville and formed the critically acclaimed Canadian indie label DROG. Wanting to give more time to his own music, but locked into the cycle of promoting the label and it's artists, he eventually left the label in 2001 to pursue his own music full time.

Past reviews:

Greg Quill of the Toronto Star "Canadian Whiskey bears all the earmarks of his best work as a songwriter." And about his sophomore CD Yesterday Motel he says "an independent masterpiece!"

Dave Teichroeb's first solo recording, dog tales, is considered by Bill Stunt (CBC) and Richard Flohil (The Record), to be one of the best Canadian releases of 1999.

Teichroeb's professional musical career started in 1987 in Guelph, Ontario where he formed award winning blues-rockers Dizzy Maroon and later modern rock band Dissemblers in 1991 who toured Germany twice and performed weekly along the 401 corridor of Ontario.