“Marine"  A distillation of Dave Dersham's oeuvre, courtesy of  anti-folk / improv-slam artist, James O’Brien, based in New York City.  Cautionary tales of submerging archipelagos, the unfolding eco-dystopia, Samoan pigskin heroes, and the whimsy of  farmhouse remediation of  the Pioneer Valley, where Dave spent his formative years, meandered, and eventually returned.  Returned, despite perpetually mediocre snowpack, far too much rain, and occasional periods of smoke-infused humidity  – which apparently is now a thing.  

Dave completed his first CD, “The Burn of Summer” (2003) in Somerville, MA, engineered by Jabe Beyer, Tim Kelly, and Tom Eaton.  A remarkable crew synthesized the sonic threads, earning substantial airtime on Folk Radio’s WUMB (UMASS/Boston), WERS (Emerson College), and as a finalist selection for the emerging artist competition at Mountain Stage,  a nationally syndicated radio show.

“Gilding the Lilies” came out in 2011, recorded and accompanied by the kaleidoscopically stringed Lloyd Thayer, and produced by Jared Fiske: djembe, electric/acoustic guitar, bass, and keyboard.  This sophomore collection was distributed and played internationally.

A sly humorist, cultural critic, and melancholy optimist, Dave's long-awaited 3rd album will arrive this autumn, recorded and mixed by Andrew Atkin of  13 Queen Studios; recorded, mixed,  mastered, and produced by Mark Miller at Side Track Studio.  The CD will initiate as a single on August 1st;  a follow-up single/video on Sept 5th; and as a live trio on Oct 3rd  The Parlor Room in downtown Northampton with Chris Trevethan on percussion Dan Grip on double bass. 

Sharron Vaillette, one of Dave's personal faves, will be the special guest for the evening.