Chatfield Center for the Arts to welcome critically-acclaimed musician
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:22 AM
The Chatfield Center for the Arts will be welcoming another critically-acclaimed musician to its stage on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Dave Nachmanoff will be performing as part of the Chosen Bean Concert Series.
Dave Nachmanoff will be performing in Chatfield on Wednesday, Oct. 3, as part of the Chosen Bean Concert Series.
According to his biography on his website, Nachmanoff is "a California based performer with nine albums under his belt. He is known for sophisticated songwriting, clean guitar playing, rich and textured instrumentation and top-notch singing."
He's been described as having "an acoustic style that's somewhere between the easygoing charm of Arlo Guthrie and the raw energy of Bruce Springsteen."
Nachmanoff's voice has been likened to an older Rob Thomas of "Matchbox 20" and his guitar style to Mark Knopfler or Richard Thompson.
He performs acoustic music influenced by a wide variety of styles and topics. He's shared the stage with Cheryl Wheeler, Steve Forbert, The Pogues, America, Alison Krauss and many others.
This folk singer has become more than just a guy with a guitar and a voice.
"Dave grew up in the '60s and '70s surrounded by the active folk scene of northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., and inspired by Pete Seeger, country rock, early revival folk like the Kingston Trio and later on, '80s new wave. Toss in a bit of Celtic folk-rock a la Fairport Convention, and it's clear how he got his rich melodic sound," the biography continues.
He shared the stage with folk legend Libba Cotten at the age of nine, then went on to see Al Stewart live for the first time at Royal Albert Hall in London in 1985 and in 2006 came back and performed with him.
Nachmanoff produced and played on several CDs. He, himself, has nine albums in all, including his first, "Candy Shower," released in 1997.
The biography went on to cite Nachmanoff's accomplishments within the folk genre, noting, "Just Plain Folks honored him with the 2001 Songwriter of the Year award. He was a finalist in the 2011 USA Songwriting Competition. For five consecutive years he was the Susan Lucci of the South Florida Folk Festival, earning a place as a finalist before winning Best Overall in 2002. 'SingOut!' has praised his '... heartfelt, inspired songwriting ... with a delivery both biting and assured'."
Those attending the concert in Chatfield will likely hear selections from Nachmanoff's new CD including "Fragile Thing," "Descartes in Amsterdam," "Eternal Star," "Rain King" and "When You Were Mine," showcasing his edgy yet upbeat vocals and guitar, bringing together a collection of tunes that tell the tale of a troubadour who's blazed a memorable musical past and is ready to take on the future.
Nachmanoff will perform next Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S., Chatfield. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and members of the Chosen Bean Concert Series. All tickets are available at the door.
Coffeehouse concessions will be available for purchase.
More information on Dave Nachmanoff and his music can be found at www.davenach.com. For more information about the concert, please visit http://www.chosenbeanconcerts.org or http://www.chatfieldcfa.com.