A lot of music comes in the mail but it’s the music that I search out for myself (and harass the artists in question) that either means the most or has the most immediate viscereal impact. It took a couple weeks but I finally tracked down Dave Insley, begged for a copy of his disc and then received it in the mail. Here With You Tonight is his new record and it features a mix of honky-tonk, americana and Joe Ely inspired mexicana.
Dave’s a road hog and that’s one of the reasons he was hard to get in touch with. Check out his tour dates in California and the southwest over the next couple of months. The song I selected from the new disc is the one with a special guest (Rosie Flores) but it’s also the one with the purest southwestern sound (again sounding like the best of later day Joe Ely). “South of the Border” is the song and the sound. The records out in August but you can pick it up now from Miles of Music here.
Bonus track from Dave’s 2005 solo debut – it’s got that real honky tonk sound