Dave Gravis is a native Texan, performing as a solo artist and with the bands "Whiskey Dream" & "Cactus Rose" throughout Texas beginning in the mid 1970's, and writing / recording jingles for local businesses. Currently an independent artist, most recent CD released: "Shadow of the Mountain". In addition to composing original songs, I love to perform traditional American / Irish / Celtic songs. Influences and favorites include Julie Fowlis, Stephen Foster, Kate Wolf, Stephen Fromholz, Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Dave also has a MySpace site: http://www.myspace.com/davegravis
Favorite sites include:
www.contemplator.com/folk.html - A great
place to go for anyone interested in old American,
Irish, and Scottish ballads !
www.mudcat.org - An outstanding site and forum
for just about anything you can think of related to
folk music (and other types of music as well). Check out their Digital Tradition song database !
Light Jazzy acoustic with vocal
Soft Country ballad
Easy listening jazzy acoustic
Bag O' Blues
Campy little blues - light
The Devil Himself
Soft Acoustic, rich harmonies
SalesMan Song / Bull Run River
2 songs by my old band Whiskey Dream from 1974; low rendering here, sorry
Meditative song about a lost love
very soft, meditative, admittedly lo-fi
Poor Orphan Child
From the poem "The Poor Orphan Child" in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"
"Song a Week" challenge!
ok, admittedly 'how low can u go' lo-Fi, from a long, long time ago on a r2r 4-track
Two Tramps In Mudtime
Another of my favorite poems by Robert Frost.
Song a week challenge
Any Old Stone
Acoustic Folksy / Country / sawc
My Way Back Home
Cover Of Darkness
Man Of No Moon
My Adaptation of the broadside traditional "The False Bride"
Cold Midwest Blues
These Memories To Hold
Shadow Of The Mountain
Bull Run River
Whiskey Dream - OKC Sessions - 1974
For Holding On To
Little Black Book
From "Llano Travels" CD
Ah, May The Red Rose
Traditional by Stephen Foster
Never Leaving Home
Nothing Gold Can Stay (From poem by Robert Frost)
Musical adaptation of Robert Frost Poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
Martha, The Flower Of Sweet Strabane
Traditional Irish Ballad
Trip The Cripple
Llano Travels - 2004
Traditional song from the American Revolutionary War period
(aka Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier)
Wind Blowing North
The Merry Rover (An Spailpin Fanach)
Shadow (don't let the morning know)
1/10/2019 12:12:45 AM
Hi Dave, it's always good to see you still around and uploading those great songs, quite a page full now. Thanks for still listening to my stuff, I haven't been so prolific but I hope to change that. You're welcome to join "The Challenge" if you think you can write regularly, I'll look out for you :) Jilly
8/20/2015 7:01:15 AM
Love what you did on 808, you perform as if it's so easy but I can hear such skill in there, your vocals are understated but perfect to express those Bluesy lyrics
7/8/2008 9:37:31 AM
Just stopping by and leaving your page some love =)
3/27/2008 10:21:47 PM
Great Sound! Your an inspiration for me just to sit with my Guitar! Very nice, you are a talented gent! Jeff
3/23/2008 8:12:53 AM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak Nomination!
Good Luck and I will see you at the Awards Broadcast!
3/21/2008 7:41:48 PM
JD....congratulations for a well deserved nomination in No Invitation! The category couldn't be better represented. See you at the party.
3/19/2008 6:01:09 PM
Hi JD..Your song No Invitation is so frikkin' great..I'll really have to listen to your songs properly..
Thanks so much for the inspiration..I love being hit by a song like that :)
1/30/2008 8:22:25 AM
Surrender again is out of this world!!
1/30/2008 7:33:07 AM
Hi JD, thanks for your message on Dirt Road Home, I looked and your song is missing, I'm replacing now & having a listen to some of your other music, this will be a great pleasure :)
All our best
12/31/2007 5:16:31 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR Dave !!! hopin' your '08 is GREAT !!!!
12/31/2007 5:03:58 PM
J.D....I wish you all the best 2008 can possibly offer...beginning with..
"A Question" (R. Frost)
A voice said, look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.
9/19/2007 12:32:24 PM
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my music and the nice comments. I am streaming your page to check out all of your tunes. Do you have any recordings done with more instrumentation? Not that it is needed but it would add an extra dimension to your excellent voice. I think my favorite of you songs is "Butternut Hill", I'm a sucker for good lyrics and harmonies. "These Memories to Hold" fits the bill as well. You have a great catalog of tunes. I can definitely hear the Gary Pucket influence.
9/16/2007 7:31:02 PM
I discovered your music at Cashbox Magazine on line in the Cashbox All Indie Picks charts. (www.cashboxmagazine.com) Your lyrics are very solid and thoughtful but I am really enjoying the quality of your voice, it has a Gary Puckett quality to it. Have you done or ever thought of doing one of his songs? That would probably be a mazing to hear.
Anyway, keep up the good work and keep crankin out the tunes.
7/29/2007 9:32:01 AM
Hiding Time is so special, I'll be back to visit your other songs, so nice to find your music on IAC.
7/14/2007 12:25:19 PM
Hello Dave .... Love your sound ... and you've went and done it again with
"The Deal" ... Great Stuff
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