Still Tickets Left

Paledave

An EP to take you where you need to go.

Ypsilanti, Michigan-based Paledave, a.k.a. Dave Buehrer, is a talented, experienced artist whose songs combine rock guitar with creative arrangements, thoughtful lyrics, and catchy pop hooks. “Still Tickets Left” is his best work yet, and reflects the maturity of the years that have passed since his last offering - “One Good Leg” - while still offering up some rebellious, raw material that appeals to anyone still trying to find meaning in this life. Paledave has been compared by his fans to The Wallflowers, Tom Petty, and The Replacements (his biggest influence) – but reducing his deeply authentic work to such comparisons doesn’t do him justice. With each listen, his angst works its way into your cells, while at the same time leaving you with a sense of hope – a major chord.

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One Good Leg

Paledave

Is the glass half full, or half empty?

Paledave music is insightful lyrics set in an eclectic mix of song writing styles. You’ll hear everything from high energy driving through a wall rock, to 70s pop era hooks, to big band swing, to heart on the sleeve passion.

The album, "One Good Leg," presents a broader range of musical styles and instrumentation over Paledave’s previous release, thus providing some exciting new sounds for his fan base. Songs like “Canopy of Clouds” and “It Ain’t Jack” are part of that “drive through a wall rock”, while “Day Without A Sound” and “Simple Point” fall under the “heart on the sleeve category.” Check out “Freedom” and “Under My Thumb.” These songs are reminiscent of artists like Ryan Adams and The Wallflowers. Also try “Woman,” which has a unique and upbeat rhythm section, and for the politically astute listening audience (particularly this election year), “The Capitalist Swing.”

Paledave started as a solo venture featuring singer/songwriter Dave Buehrer. Dave has played guitar and provided vocals for a number of cover and original bands, as well as acoustic acts, since the late 80s. Dave’s influences range from singer/songwriters, to punk, to classic rock, and even 70s pop. He loves a “catchy - yet rockin’” song, which explains why he lists songwriters like Paul Westerberg, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Neil Young, and The Jayhawks as some of his influences. The band’s sound has been compared to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, and The Wallflowers.

The core of Dave's band includes the rhythm section of Jon “extra C” Carmona on bass, and John Churchville on drums, tabla, and percussion. Session drummer, Adam White, provided drums on 3 of the album’s 10 tracks. Backup vocals were provided by Jenny Fair, and "Mars or the Moon" vocalist, Lani Williams, sang on 3 of the songs. Conductor/pianist, John Goodell, laid down the fine piano tracks, and Joe Neely offered up the B-3 organ, as well as trumpet on “Freedom.” The album even contains Dave’s screaming cat, Tara, on “Canopy of Clouds.”

The first CD, titled "Find What You Love," was released in 2004, and received commercial radio airplay on 107.1 FM in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Find What You Love

Paledave

Honest rock with attention given to melody and arrangement - find yourself in the lyrics.

Dave Buehrer [guitar & vocals] plays the part of Paledave on Find What You Love. He is a singer/songwriter who performs his music in a variety of different forms. Live performances range from solo acoustic to full band. Find What You Love is with the full band.

Check out the clips for Counting Moles, Born Beautiful, and Willie for a taste of Paledave.

Dave performed with several cover bands in high school and throughout his twenties. He began dabbling in songwriting in his early to mid-twenties and performed with The Dismissed - a bash and pop rock band once described as being "like The Replacements, pretending that nobody cares about them, only less drunk." The Dismissed never split up but just stopped playing. It was around this time that Dave decided he was ready for an education. After college he worked as a social worker for a while in the areas of homelessness and mental illness until he realized that his cravings to create and play music never diminished. Although Dave continued to mess around with songwriting during his hiatus from music, it took quitting his job to get back on track. Willie and Wishing You Were Here are two songs that he started while in college, but did not finish until preparing for this album. The first full song written for the album was Live Here Anyway. In this song Dave shares his struggle leaving a place he loves behind, longing to go back, and realizing that he can't. "Lyrically, I write about my experience and hope that listeners can find themselves in there, too. It's all divinely inspired."

Paledave music is diverse. Some of it is jazzy, some of it poppy, and some of it is just plain rockin'. What's consistent is Dave's love of "the hook." You will find his melodies stick in your head for hours. Check out Born Beautiful and Counting Moles to see what we mean.

Dave's guitar playing is emotional and melodic over tuneful rhythms. He also often records and performs with guitarist Bob Huffman. Bob's attention to detail, technique, and his genuineness are apparent in his contributions on Find What You Love. Dave stated that he is especially fond of Bob's work on the song Georgia. "Bob's guitar just made me melt when I first heard him play that part [intro to Georgia] in the studio. It perfectly reflects the mood of the lyrics."

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