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Almanac newspaper profile

Dave Molter

An accomplished veteran of the Pittsburgh, Midwest and East Coast music scenes since 1965, Dave counts The Beatles as his primary influence.

"Foolish Heart," Dave's debut EP, has produced two No. 1 single since its release in September 2019 -- the title track and “Tell Me That You Love Me.” Dave's latest single, "Oh Woman, Don't You Cry," debuted at #1 on Radio VGR in the UK and quickly grabbed the top spot on two more indie radio charts. As of January 2020, it remains in the Top 10 on six indie stations and paced in the Top 10 as "Best of 2019" on three indie radio stations lists. Dave also came in25th among more than 400 artists nominated for "Artist of the Year" on Radio TFSC, Germany. His debut single, "Mid-Century Man," has been in the Top 10 listener requests on ZTR.FM radio in Fort Worth, Texas, since Memorial Day, 2019.

The songs on "Foolish Heart" are an eclectic mix of styles reflecting the varied influences Dave listened to while growing up in the Sixties as well as the influences of world music, reggae, prog rock, psychedelia, Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, Peter Gabriel and many others.

Recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, "Foolish Heart" was produced and engineered by multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Buddy Hall. The title song features outstanding guitar work by Steve Dudas, who played with Ringo Starr and The Roundheads for more than a decade and continues to record and write with the former Beatle.

Dave views "Foolish Heart" and his upcoming full CD, "Mid-Century Man," as vehicles to spread a positive message about the power of love in today's world. The songs have the unifying theme of love -- as Dave sings in "Mid-Century Man" -- "an emotion we don't have enough of."

Says Dave, "It's all in there: first love; love lost; love squandered; love regained; stupid love; funny love; love unrequited; love that makes you want to scream from the rooftops. Love that makes you kick furniture. I mean ... doesn't everyone?
"John Lennon said it best in 1968: 'All you need is love.' I still believe it."