Dave Nachmanoff | A Certain Distance

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A Certain Distance

by Dave Nachmanoff

Interesting and well-crafted songs set in a folk-rock production, in the style of contemporary writers such as Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn and Richard Shindell.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Certain Distance
4:26 $0.99
2. Early Train
3:52 $0.99
3. Real Good Thing
3:36 $0.99
4. All Too Human
3:38 $0.99
5. Glorious
4:32 $0.99
6. Ghost In the Attic
3:51 $0.99
7. The British Grenadiers
0:34 $0.99
8. The Loyalist
5:03 $0.99
9. Let's Eat
3:08 $0.99
10. Port Angeles
2:01 $0.99
11. Flying a Sign
4:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
Dave grew up surrounded by the active folk scene of Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. during the 1960s and 70s, where he was exposed to a variety of musical traditions and was inspired by performers like Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie.

At age 9, Dave wrote his first song - the same year he met the legendary Libba Cotton ("Freight Train") and was invited to accompany her on stage. Throughout the 1970s and 80s, he continued to write and perform, both solo and with several bands in the D.C. area, London, and New York City.

He studied music and philosophy at Columbia and Oxford universities, earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis (1997), and promptly retired from academia to dedicate himself to music.

"Dr. Dave" also released his debut CD, "Candy Shower," in 1997 and followed this up with a live CD recording, "Snapshots" (1998). Both albums met with critical acclaim and tracks from the CDs have received honors in national songwriting competitions and airplay on commercial, public, and grass-roots community radio stations, nationwide. Having paid his dues playing at bars, restaurants and coffeehouses, Dave has built up an active mailing list of over 4,000 fans throughout the country and is now performing as an opening and featured act at some of the better-known listening rooms, performing arts centers, and college venues.

"Heartfelt, inspired songwriting...with a delivery both biting and assured."
Paul Zollo, SingOut! Magazine

"Blending of beautiful lyrics with an equally gorgeous melody...infectious." Andy Susman, Broward Folk
Club News (4-99)

"Nachmanoff has a real knack for delivering a tune with an acoustic style that's somewhere between the easy-going charm of Arlo Guthrie and the raw energy of Bruce Springsteen"
David Meyers, The Davis Enterprise

Comments from the Hosts:
"Dave drew the listeners into his world, and on a very warm night, made it easy (for us, at least) to forget about the heat. Dave invited the audience to sing along on many songs, and unlike some concert experiences, it really felt as if we were a family greeting each with song."
Henry Lefkowitz, House Concert Participant, Baltimore, MD

"It was an honor to host Dave in our own home...Our friends have been coming up to us, telling us how much they loved the evening and that we should be doing more of this (house concerts) in our little town of State College. If you've ever thought of hosting a house concert, you can't go wrong with Dave!"
John Gardner, House Concert Host, State College, PA

What you can expect of Dave:
"Dave rolled into town (via Boston, NY and Milesbug, PA) at about 5:00 PM, had enough time to shower, check out the preparations and grab a quick meal before guests started arriving. We had advertised with flyers, e-mail, and personal invitations. In all, we had about 30 people at the concert and it felt like a packed house." - John Gardner



to write a review

Bob Morrell

Some strong songs such as:- Flying a sign, Certain distance, The loyalist and All too human. Good for driving to work - arrived relaxed and ready to go! Some reminders in there of Jackson Browne! Can't be a bad comparison can it/

Thomas A.

Wonderful album
I met Dave in Ludwigsburg, Germany in November 2006 where he played together with Al Stewart. Though I did not know Dave's music I bought 3 CDs before the show. And they are worth it! Great music, great voice. Give him a try, you won't regret it.

Paul Levine

This is a beautiful progression in the development of a great artist!
This is truely a great CD. Dave has progressed through the basic folk type of music into a true blend of jazz, blues and rock to create an imaginative and captivating album. I've listened to it over and over and each listening brings new facets of enjoyment.

Stefan Maly

A Great Recording,Wonderful Album...
I´ve saw Dave Nachmanoff Live in Mosbach 17.November 2006 with Al Stewart.And "A Certain Distance" is a Great Recording.Eleven Songs that touch me and i´ve heard it again and again.I´ll hope to see Dave in Germany again.A Great Artist.