Two great performers
s distinctive a performer as he is a writer, David Massengill accompanies himself mainly on the Appalachian dulcimer, which he slings over his shoulder like an electric guitar. The sound of the dulcimer has an intimate, detailed quality that complements the easy graciousness of David's stage presence. He has achieved a virtuousity on the traditional instrument that enables him to wring from its few strings music of a complexity and richness far beyond anything it was ever meant to produce, drawing the listener in to his lyrical imagery and the close-up focus on human foibles and experience that is the substance of his best songs.
avid's performance tonight was over the top. He performed wonderful songs from his new CD My Home Must Be A Special Place, interspersed those with his delightful Edsel Martin yarns and stolen bicycle tales, and capped it all with his classic ballads, even doing a demand encore after his encore.
e loved him.
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If you weren't here tonight, you missed yet another of the very best programs of the year ...