In the Time It Took for Us to Say Goodbye

Dave Maswick & Joel Brown

A hooky, modern folk rock song featuring tight Everly Brothers-style harmony singing over rockin' radio-ready accompaniment.

The recent digital-only release of the single "In The Time It Took For Us To Say Goodbye" features the writing, producing, singing and playing talents of two of America's finest musicians, Joel Brown and Dave Maswick.

As a classical guitarist, Joel Brown, has traveled worldwide appearing at the Mikulov Guitar Festival in the Czech republic, in Asia with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Caramoore Festival, as well as NBC’s Today show, CNN’s Showbiz Today, NPR and BBC. His varied talents aren’t limited to classical music though. Brown is also a member of the touring group Triple Play, a border-crossing trio blending jazz with blues and folk, including members Chris Brubeck and harmonica legend Peter Madcat Ruth. Between tour dates he can be found at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs as an Artist in Residence.

Brown’s latest CD release "Places", is a collection of songs showcasing his song-writing ability. Drawing on music that helped to shape him, he manages to mix genres that cover acres of musical ground, from folky three part harmonies, to soulful ballads, to full-tilt-horn-driven rock and roll. Brown’s other recordings include; Triple Play Live at Zankel Music Center with Dave Brubeck and Frank Brown, Watching the World, Bach to Brubeck with the London Symphony Orchestra, Chords and Thyme with English guitarist Edward Flower, King’s Court and Celtic Fair with the Empire Brass and Across Your Dreams with Fredrica von Stade. His Christmas Cedar and Spruce album was featured on NPR’s Performance Today.

As a member of the ‘80’s group Blotto, you may have seen Dave Maswick in the video for the hit song "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" on MTV’s very first day on the air. Dave went on to write, produce and play with many of the finest musicians in the U.S. and Europe on music and film projects too numerous to mention, all the while continuing his long association as a charter member of seminal country metal bluegrass proponents, the Stony Creek Band.

In "The News From Here", Dave Maswick has crafted a collection that ties together the richly varied strands of life’s experiences. The News From Here does not pay homage to musical styles of the past; it is not an artifact but rather songs written in the language spoken and understood by those who have gone through it. 
Dave’s music is not a tribute, not a mash-up, not post-modern anything but rather new music in a timeless style that communicates the issues that face us all in our day-to-day lives. It is not a challenge but rather an invitation to reveal and articulate the themes, triumphs and travails of adult lives.

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More or Less

Dave Maswick & Joel Brown

A hooky, modern folk song featuring tight Everly Brothers-style harmony singing over lush acoustic accompaniment.

The recent digital-only release of the single "More Or Less" features the writing, producing, singing and playing talents of two of America's finest musicians, Joel Brown and Dave Maswick.

As a classical guitarist, Joel Brown, has traveled worldwide appearing at the Mikulov Guitar Festival in the Czech republic, in Asia with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Caramoore Festival, as well as NBC’s Today show, CNN’s Showbiz Today, NPR and BBC. His varied talents aren’t limited to classical music though. Brown is also a member of the touring group Triple Play, a border-crossing trio blending jazz with blues and folk, including members Chris Brubeck and harmonica legend Peter Madcat Ruth. Between tour dates he can be found at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs as an Artist in Residence.

Brown’s latest CD release "Places", is a collection of songs showcasing his song-writing ability. Drawing on music that helped to shape him, he manages to mix genres that cover acres of musical ground, from folky three part harmonies, to soulful ballads, to full-tilt-horn-driven rock and roll. Brown’s other recordings include; Triple Play Live at Zankel Music Center with Dave Brubeck and Frank Brown, Watching the World, Bach to Brubeck with the London Symphony Orchestra, Chords and Thyme with English guitarist Edward Flower, King’s Court and Celtic Fair with the Empire Brass and Across Your Dreams with Fredrica von Stade. His Christmas Cedar and Spruce album was featured on NPR’s Performance Today.

As a member of the ‘80’s group Blotto, you may have seen Dave Maswick in the video for the hit song "I Wanna Be a Lifeguard" on MTV’s very first day on the air. Dave went on to write, produce and play with many of the finest musicians in the U.S. and Europe on music and film projects too numerous to mention, all the while continuing his long association as a charter member of seminal country metal bluegrass proponents, the Stony Creek Band.

In "The News From Here", Dave Maswick has crafted a collection that ties together the richly varied strands of life’s experiences. The News From Here does not pay homage to musical styles of the past; it is not an artifact but rather songs written in the language spoken and understood by those who have gone through it. 
Dave’s music is not a tribute, not a mash-up, not post-modern anything but rather new music in a timeless style that communicates the issues that face us all in our day-to-day lives. It is not a challenge but rather an invitation to reveal and articulate the themes, triumphs and travails of adult lives.

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Live!

Stony Creek Band

The legendary Stony Creek Band , the "Heart and soul of the Adirondacks", recorded live in concert at the Hudson River Music Hall.

Over 40 years of playing together, The Stony Creek Band's repertoire has blossomed to embrace a smorgasbord of American musical styles, everything from Cole Porter to Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rogers and their own infectious songs, all fed through a hopper of distinct identities and stamped with a sound that is recognizable over the sound of heavy traffic from a block away.

The writer Chris Shaw says this about the SCB: "I remember, in my role of frustrated musicologist, haranguing certain fellow regulars on my theory that what we were responding to with such unalloyed delight was a product of the landscape as authentically upstate as any Hudson River School painting or sculpture by David Smith."

Much has been made of the Adirondack regional sound in the last few years. The music of The Stony Creek Band contains a more purely distilled essence of the Adirondacks -- than can be heard on all the albums of the genre's more recent exponents.

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The News from Here

Dave Maswick

Timeless music from an industry veteran about issues that face us all in our day-to-day lives.

In ten new songs, Dave Maswick has crafted anthems that tie together the richly varied strands of life’s experiences. "The News From Here" does not pay homage to musical styles of the past; it is not an artifact but rather a collection of songs in the language spoken and understood by those who have gone through it.

Dave’s music is not a tribute, not a mash-up, not post-modern anything but rather music in a timeless style that communicates the issues that face us all in our day-to-day lives. It is not a challenge but rather an invitation to reveal and articulate the themes, triumphs and travails of adult lives.

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All The Lies Of Spain

Dave Maswick

Bright, masterful musicianship...elegant, soulful songwriting with slow curves and sharp edges. Like a wine with hints of blackberry, these songs have hints of Hank, the Wilburys and Alison Krauss...and the bittersweetness of never-quite-recoverable love

Everything you've heard about Dave Maswick is true......

Yes.....it's true that he is a classically trained musician and a graduate of the prestigious Crane School of Music.

Yes.....as a student he appeared in concert with 20th century classical music icons John Cage and David Tudor.

Yes.....he was a member of the 1980's MTV favorites Blotto.....remember? (EVERYBODY SING ALONG: "I....I....I wanna be lifeguard....HELP, HELP, HELP, HELP!!!!")

Yes.....he was a member of The Hurricanes along with Jeannie Smith (songwriter for kd lang), Grammy award nominee Eddie Angel (of Los Straightjackets) and Dave Durocher (Marty Stuart).

Yes.....he penned the tune "I Don't Know Why" featured in the cult classic horror movie BASKET CASE.

Yes.....for the past 25 years he's been a member of the legendary northeast country metal bluegrass group The Stony Creek Band.

Yes.....he's a Dean at a prestigious northeast liberal arts college. Which one? Well, let's just say that it's the one Steely Dan referred to as "My Old School".

Yes.....with all that experience you'd expect great things from Dave.....and, of course, you'd be right. His new album, All the Lies of Spain, is a stellar collection of new songs that speak from a life rich with experience.

Written and recorded with help of the cream of the northeast's finest singers, songwriters and musicians, "All the Lies of Spain" is precisely what you'd expect from a mature, seasoned artist of Dave's caliber....EXCELLENCE.

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