The Skin I’m In (named for one of the songs — a wry look at the aging process) was recorded and produced with the legendary Paul Mills, and released in 2008. For Dave, it was an honor to connect with the same person who had recorded and played with Stan Rogers, whose songwriting had such tremendous influence.
Dave can be funny, fed-up, tender, poignant, or playful. The writing is economical and engaging. There are some great tales and catchy tunes here. Emily’s Barn is the best sequel to John Denver’s Thank God I’m a Country Boy I’ve heard yet, especially with Don Reed’s cheeky fiddle flourishes. James Raffan, Writer and Historian