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There's Time Between the Bridge and the Water

by Don McAvoy & the Great Whatever

"There's Time Between The Bridge & The Water" contains (23) well written and well produced original songs, in varied genres. The songs are a mixture of many different styles, tempos and instrumentations that appeal to all ages and musical tastes. Since most people flip from station to station when listening to the radio in their cars, this CD captures that need for the variety and melody that people are longing for and seem to find rare in this era where most music sounds the same.
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1. New Shoes
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2. If Only We Had Met Sooner
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3. Yuengling
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4. Happy Friday
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5. Dance!
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6. Are We Getting Anywhere?
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7. Woe Is Me
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8. The Next Great Big Thing
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9. Have I Been On Your Mind?
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10. Caught in Traffic
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11. I Know the Feeling
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12. Everything's Alright in the City Tonight
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13. Student of Life
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14. Click (The Facebook Song)
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15. When You Changed My Life
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16. My Love
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17. Leave Those Clocks Alone
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18. In-Laws
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19. I Gotta Dog
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20. Until I Find Love Again
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21. Did What We Had to Do
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22. My Car Runs On Air (Demo Version)
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23. Somewhere in the Pacific
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BIOGRAPHY

What do you get when you mix…

1) An Irish/Polish – Catholic, son of a US Marine, multi-instrument playing, prolific singer/songwriter AND
2) A 60-something, newlywed, Irish / Catholic, lead guitar playing grandfather AND
3) An agnostic, sarcastic, bespectacled, politically incorrect, Italian/German, bass player AND
4) An Irish / Catholic, perpetually engaged drummer with an encyclopedic memory?

You get Ribsy Records recording artists Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever® and the release of their new CD "There's Time Between The Bridge And The Water" ! The band and the new CD feature the talents of:

* Don McAvoy (songwriter, lead vocals, various instruments, husband and family man, legal eagle):
Has written approximately 2,500 original songs and has won numerous songwriting awards. Influenced by the classic rock of The Beatles, The Kinks, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen and by the 1970’s era of singer/songwriters. He had dial up internet up until 2010 and just started texting recently, thus the reason the band calls him ‘’Analog Man in a Digital World”!

* Marc Arot (bass guitar, vocals, husband of a school teacher, annoying uncle, project manager):
Raised by a Philadelphia firefighter father who introduced him to Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel on their long car rides to Atlantic City. Influenced by the obscure 1980's music he discovered at a small insignificant college radio station. He self-taught himself the bass by mimicking the lines of Mike Mills of REM, Jonette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and many more of those ''left of the dial'' artists that helped form his musical addiction and bass playing technique.

* Jim Walsh (lead guitar, vocals, grandfather, newlywed, Trader Joe's crew member):
He started as a fan of the band by attending DMCGWTM shows during our “Coffee House” era. One day Don’s brother Mike invited him up to play on a few songs and like a stray dog, he never left our side! His musical tastes range from Zappa to Clapton to Joe Walsh (no relation) to The Allman Brothers to Alabama Shakes to CAKE and everything else in between. This nearly retired, ''man of a certain age'' can shred his axe like someone 1/2 or 1/3 his age! His Hyundai Santa Fe was used as a ‘’studio’’ to listen to and chose from the many mastered versions of the tunes on the new CD! He can eat and drink his own weight in one sitting and never gain an ounce!

* Mike McAvoy (drums, percussion, vocals, movie and music aficionado, discoverer of Jim Walsh):
Our answer to the Muppets “Animal” and the long lost twin brother of Bevis. He was the TV character “Monk” before the show existed and is always joined by his personal “Sharona” Betsy! His drumming is influenced by all the greats like John Bohnam , Keith Moon, Buddy Rich, Charlie Watts, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Alex Van Halen and sometimes Ringo. He can remember, in vivid detail, what he did (and what YOU did!) 20 or more years ago. Drum solos ARE NOT optional!

PLUS a revolving door of family and friends who guest star in the studio and on the stage and put the ''Whatever'' in ‘’The Great Whatever®’’, including: Joe McAvoy (Guitars, Vocals) & Felix Fitzsimmons (Guitar, Bass, Vocals) from the band Germany Hill (www.gemanyhill.com, www.facebook.com/GermanyHill), John Harris (Vocals and guitar), Don McAvoy (Don’s father on vocals) and many other talented local and regional musicians (a violin here, a piano solo there, sprinkle in a horn section and some stunning backing vocals as required!).

"There's Time Between The Bridge & The Water" contains (23) well written, accessible, and well produced original songs, in varied genres, that started in the studio back in 1999 after the regional success of their first two releases “Sometimes The Characters…” and “Peace, Love and Scrapple”. The songs are a mixture of many different styles, tempos and instrumentations that appeal to all ages and musical tastes. Since most people flip from station to station when listening to the radio in their cars, this CD captures that need for the variety, melody and accessibility that people are longing for in this era where most music sounds the same.

"There's Time Between The Bridge And The Water” is available for sale for $10 at WWW.DMCGW.COM, CD Baby, i-Tunes, Amazon and many other digital outlets and music stores.

Please check out our web site WWW.DMCGW.COM, and/or our Facebook page to find our live performance schedule! Please watch our You Tube page for all of our music videos! Thanks for supporting original music!

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John Riebow

A little something for everyone!
Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever: "There’s Time Between the Bridge and the Water"

Philly-area musician, Don McAvoy, and his merry collective of performers, return with their third release, an ambitious 23-song album that crosses several genres and offers a little something for everyone. While primarily a guitar-driven, singer/songwriter effort, the supporting cast (Marc Arot, Mike McAvoy, et al) lend faceted dimensions to the material, which offers a broad range many will find pleasing.

“New Shoes,” a Dixieland swing track, is first out of the gate, replete with bouncy saxophones and an award-winning video. “If Only We Had Met Sooner,” follows, a nice rocker with some blistering guitar work, courtesy of Joe McAvoy, of Philly’s rock quartet, Germany Hill. In several instances, Joe’s guitar and harmony vocals take the ordinary to the heights of extraordinary. “Happy Friday,” a bouncy number that celebrates the underdog, will have everyone singing the chorus as they race home from a long day on the job.

The exceptional harmony vocals and simplistic sentiments are what give “Dance!” its staying power. “Are We Getting Anywhere” is a standout track, featuring sublime guitar work and a stunningly welcome vocal performance by Connie Rainis. The tonal interplay between bassist Marc Arot and drummer Mike McAvoy, along with the crowd vocals and spoken word bridge, propels “Woe is Me” solidly into Cake territory.

On the slower side, “The Next Great Big Thing” is a poignant adult lullaby that reminds us that life is what you make it, and it’s ok to act like a kid once in a while. There are love songs, of course, and “When You Changed My Life” and “My Love” are dreamy Celtic-inspired efforts with wistful violin stylings, courtesy of Amanda Godshall. The collection also includes a love note from son to father. There’s even an ode to dogs that manages to keep its paws solidly grounded.

Godshall’s string work and Marie MacLacking’s harmony vocals give the mid-tempo “Until I Find Love Again” the lift it needs to sound like an early-era 10,000 Maniacs song. The heaviest-sounding, deep-throated guitar track is “Caught in Traffic,” a lament anyone with a car can relate to; a song that feels like a Soul Asylum effort, complete with all the ironies of a Dave Pirner composition. The journey ends with the patriotic ode, “Somewhere in the Pacific,” which recalls the sacrifices of the past and hope for the future.

“There’s Something Between the Bridge and the Water” has some ambitious instrumentation (the guys and girls threw everything in here, including the kitchen sink), meticulous production work, songs to make you think and laugh and tap your feet; not to mention choruses structured to have you singing them long after the album ends.

The compositions themselves give hint to the cryptic meaning of the collection’s title; that life is full of experiences that flash before our eyes in the final moments. There are even a few novelty songs about social media and Daylight Savings Time that don’t measure up to the rest of the material, but to its credit, the release goes out if its way to let you know it will not be pigeon-holed into a particular genre. A little editing would have made “There’s Something Between the Bridge and the Water” a more solid release, but the few wobbly bits are not enough to derail what is ultimately a very enjoyable ride.

Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever can be found in all the usual on-line places, like Facebook and Youtube, including www.dmcgw.com

(c) 2015 John Riebow
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John Riebow

A little something for everyone
Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever: "There’s Time Between the Bridge and the Water"

Philly-area musician, Don McAvoy, and his merry collective of performers, return with their third release, an ambitious 23-song album that crosses several genres and offers a little something for everyone. While primarily a guitar-driven, singer/songwriter effort, the supporting cast (Marc Arot, Mike McAvoy, et al) lend faceted dimensions to the material, which offers a broad range many will find pleasing.

“New Shoes,” a Dixieland swing track, is first out of the gate, replete with bouncy saxophones and an award-winning video. “If Only We Had Met Sooner,” follows, a nice rocker with some blistering guitar work, courtesy of Joe McAvoy, of Philly’s rock quartet, Germany Hill. In several instances, Joe’s guitar and harmony vocals take the ordinary to the heights of extraordinary. “Happy Friday,” a bouncy number that celebrates the underdog, will have everyone singing the chorus as they race home from a long day on the job.

The exceptional harmony vocals and simplistic sentiments are what give “Dance!” its staying power. “Are We Getting Anywhere” is a standout track, featuring sublime guitar work and a stunningly welcome vocal performance by Connie Rainis. The tonal interplay between bassist Marc Arot and drummer Mike McAvoy, along with the crowd vocals and spoken word bridge, propels “Woe is Me” solidly into Cake territory.

On the slower side, “The Next Great Big Thing” is a poignant adult lullaby that reminds us that life is what you make it, and it’s ok to act like a kid once in a while. There are love songs, of course, and “When You Changed My Life” and “My Love” are dreamy Celtic-inspired efforts with wistful violin stylings, courtesy of Amanda Godshall. The collection also includes a love note from son to father. There’s even an ode to dogs that manages to keep its paws solidly grounded.

Godshall’s string work and Marie MacLacking’s harmony vocals give the mid-tempo “Until I Find Love Again” the lift it needs to sound like an early-era 10,000 Maniacs song. The heaviest-sounding, deep-throated guitar track is “Caught in Traffic,” a lament anyone with a car can relate to; a song that feels like a Soul Asylum effort, complete with all the ironies of a Dave Pirner composition. The journey ends with the patriotic ode, “Somewhere in the Pacific,” which recalls the sacrifices of the past and hope for the future.

“There’s Something Between the Bridge and the Water” has some ambitious instrumentation (the guys and girls threw everything in here, including the kitchen sink), meticulous production work, songs to make you think and laugh and tap your feet; not to mention choruses structured to have you singing them long after the album ends.

The compositions themselves give hint to the cryptic meaning of the collection’s title; that life is full of experiences that flash before our eyes in the final moments. There are even a few novelty songs about social media and Daylight Savings Time that don’t measure up to the rest of the material, but to its credit, the release goes out if its way to let you know it will not be pigeon-holed into a particular genre. A little editing would have made “There’s Something Between the Bridge and the Water” a more solid release, but the few wobbly bits are not enough to derail what is ultimately a very enjoyable ride.

Don McAvoy & The Great Whatever can be found in all the usual on-line places, like Facebook and Youtube, including www.dmcgw.com

(c) 2015 John Riebow
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