Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Americana Jam Rock
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 07/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Keeper of the Key" is evidence that David Nelson is one the most under-appreciated artists these days. Nelson usually plays Grateful Dead soaked music. While he doesn't lead a Grateful Dead cover band, he has adopted some of the Dead's conventions and musical assumptions. So while there's something very familiar about David Nelson's sound, there's also something fresh and original. This 5/6/95 live recording has the expected energy of a live show with studio sound quality. Some of the assets to this recording include the song writing, Jerry Garcia inspired guitar work, improvisation and vocals. Indeed, David Nelson exercises a distinctive and powerful voice. There are a few long (12 minute) tracks that showcase improvisation and others that demonstrate quality songwriting. Perhaps it's the twang in the vocals or Barry Sless' steel guitar, but compared to the Dead, David Nelson achieves a more authentic expression of Americana. In addition to the music, Stanley Mouse's artwork is stunning. The cover is the perfect representation of the Americana Jam Rock contained within."
WPBC | Glen Allen, Virginia United States | 01/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dead fans and anyone else interested in a jam band that blends folk, rock, Americana, psychedelic, etc., need to see this band. David Nelson played with Garcia (and contributed on a number of Dead albums) throughout the years so the similarities shouldn't be surprising, nonetheless, you will still be eerily amazed. I saw them in Richmond, VA two years ago and bought their discs without hesitation. You might expect, or even hope, that they play covers, but once the jam starts going it won't matter."
Awsome vibes from the dead,to the sage!
james smith | chester, Ar United States | 08/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being a long-time follower of the New Riders of the Purple Ssge,
I rode 3,000 miles just to see this band in Sebastopol CA. this summer. Dave,Mookie,Barry,Billy and Vince put on a show second to none. This cd is definitely one great piece of art!buy this one before they are all gone!"