Dave Richardson is an observer. With his warm, expressive voice and his acoustic guitar, he invites listeners to experience snippets of life through his songs: a fragment of overheard conversation, the recollection of a feeling, a snapshot of an event.
Dave grew up listening to ‘60s pop and classic rock, and his love of a catchy melody can be easily heard in his music. His musical influences include the thoughtful reflection of modern singer/songwriters like Neko Case and Caitlin Canty along with song collectors and re-interpreters like Jean Ritchie and Martin Carthy. Dave’s songs reflect a unique point of view steeped in folk traditions and infused with an undeniably modern lyrical and musical sensibility.
Dave’s first nationally distributed studio album “Carry Me Along” was released in 2018, receiving critical acclaim and considerable radio play, reaching #23 on the Folk DJ chart. His upcoming full-length release “Palms to Pines” reunites him with co-producer Dan Cardinal (Josh Ritter, Darlingside) and was released on April 2nd, 2021.