Dave Insley Here With You Tonight
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Contact Dave Insley
email lonesome@daveinsley.com
website www.daveinsley.com
phone 480-250-7805

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Dave Insley's Careless Smokers perform every Saturday at the White Horse Saloon in Austin Texas, from 8 til 10pm

About Here With You Tonight:
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Dave Insley debut, "Call Me Lonesome" finds Insley collaborating with CML alums Rick Shea (Dave Alvin Band), Rosie Flores, PH Naffah (Peacemakers), Diana Lee & Chris Gough, along with newcomers Amanda Cunningham, Pat Johnson & Dave Gleason, for a ten-song love letter called "Here With You Tonight." Dave's unique songwriting and deep, rich baritone have earned him a reputation as one of the Southwest’s most original artists and "Here With You Tonight" provides further evidence that the reputation is deserved. Effortlessly blending Country, Swing, Folk and Gospel, Insley shines a light into the dark corners of the heart, and narrates the journey with ironic detachment. Emphasis tracks include "Open Road," a loping, desert-influenced road ballad; "You're The One I Prefer," a swingin' duet with Amanda Cunningham; and "South of the Border," performed with Rosie Flores.

About Dave Insley:
Insley spent his childhood near the tiny farm town of Chapman, Kansas, until Dave's family relocated to Arizona, when he was twelve.

During his high school and college years, Insley played in country and rock bands, and in 1983 his cowpunk group Chaingang debuted in Tempe, Arizona. Later, he moved to Flagstaff and ran a tongue-in-cheek folk-rock outfit called Politics or Pontiacs.

Insley’s next project was the Nitpickers, a Tempe-based bluegrass band, followed by the Trophy Husbands, who released two country records and toured the US. Insley released his solo debut, Call Me Lonesome in 2005, and was named by the Arizona Republic newspaper as "Arizona’s Best Songwriter." The CD made Third Coast Music's Top 10 Debuts of 2005.

Insley relocated to Austin a decade ago and released Here With You Tonight, debuting at Number One on the FAR chart and garnering praise from former Downbeat editor and Village Voice contributor Nat Hentoff, who wrote that Insley “immediately held my attention not by showboating, but through naturally flowing rhythms, and stories of everyday life and loss, told in a warm, unhurried and sometimes wry voice of experience.” In 2008, Insley released his grittiest album, West Texas Wine, which Good Sound called “Zen Country,” crediting Insley with “leaving melodramatic self-indulgence out of the picture.”

In the eight years since West Texas Wine Insley has done a lot of livin,' and survived to tell his tale; Just The Way That I Am is a chronicle of that journey, told with authority and maturity, but not without whimsy and humor.

Dave has 4 children and still lives in Austin. He performs every Saturday night, from 8 til 10pm, at the White Horse Saloon.
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  • Members:
    Dave, PH Naffah, Danny White, Chris Gough, Dave Gleason & Rick Shea w Rosie Flores, Amanda Cunningham, Pat Johnson, Miguel Garcia, Josh Davis
  • Sounds Like:
    a goodnight kiss for a girl on a train
  • Influences:
    Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    07/10/17
  • Profile Last Updated:
    05/16/18 13:26:42
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