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.