Side Of The Road Dave Goodman
- 1The night we chased the day05:28
- 2Song for Jimmy04:42
- 3If you come with me03:26
- 4A soldiers blues03:21
- 5Eastbound Predule02:59
- 6Eastbound Train04:38
- 7Side of the road03:32
- 9Alles Übergang03:58
- 11Side of the road reprise05:38
- 12Whiskey on the fire03:21
Info for Side Of The Road
No song could better describe the life this friendly Canadian spent on the road than “The Night We Chased The Day”. At the age of 18, David Goodman left his hometown of Victoria in British Columbia. And with his songs in his baggage he traveled the world and built up a reputation as a skilled guitarist, a fantastic singer and a genuine storyteller. His love of the blues earned him praise from big names like David Sanborn, Jeff Healey and John Lee Hooker.
After years on the road, Dave Goodman settled in Bremen and recorded his first album for Acoustic Music, “Side Of The Road”. On his album, the outstanding fingerstyle guitarist reveals himself as a stylish slide player, who works the influence of blues and folk, swing and pop into lyrical guitar songs full of romanticism and longing for the road. Each piece would be a class in itself as an instrumental, but with Goodman’s sensitive singing, the 12 new works blossom into shimmering song-pearls. In spite of his deep guitar technique, Goodman always arranges the songs with respect to the music, be that when he plays them together with the pianist Joe Dinkelbach, colors them with Steve Baker’s blues harp, or invites blues vocalist Big Daddy Wilson for a duet. “Side Of The Road” reveals an extraordinarily talented musician, whose songs will thrill everyone, not only friends of the guitar.
DAVE GOODMAN – vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic slide guitar, electric guitar, acoustic nylon string guitar, six string banjo
BIG DADDY WILSON – vocals on track 11
STEVE BAKER – harmonica on tracks 11 and 12
JOE DINKELBACH – piano on tracks 2, 8 and 9
Dave Goodman, singer/songwriter and virtuoso guitarist has covered alot of ground in his career. Growing up in a musical family and starting on the violin at the age of twelve he quickly changed to electric guitar playing rock and roll, blues and in his teens becoming interested in jazz. Already at seventeen he was selected as the top jazz guitarist for his age group in his home province of British Columbia Canada and was invited to play with Canadian jazz legend Phil Nimmons’ Honour Jazz Ensemble. He then went on to study music at Vancouver College.
After many years of living in Canada and the U.S.touring with and sharing the stage with such names as David Sanborn, Jeff Healey, The Doobie Brothers, and the Ford Blues Band Dave relocated to Germany where he has been living since ‘98. Going through a soul searching period he changed from “burning electric guitarist” to being an acoustic finger stylist and singer/songwriter and releasing two CD’s in this vein on the renowned German blues and roots label Crosscut Records.
For the last several years aside from some producing Dave has had a heavy touring schedule mostly as a solo act appearing on Summer Namm in Austin, Texas for Yamaha Music, UK tours with Antonio Forccione, and Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Guitarfest Birmingham with Doyle Dykes. Dave tours regularly in France (Cahors Blues Festival), Slovania, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, a regular on the Frankfurt Musik Messe for Yamaha, and of course his homeland Canada.
Dave’s songs are personal and create vivid pictures of his life and his travels. In his music one hears elements of American roots, both folk and jazz. A very intense performer, often humorous, he is a consummate singer/songwriter, story teller and a jaw dropping guitarist.