Dave Crossland


Globe Feature & Boston Herald Rates "Pearl" as #3 CD of 2006!

Globe Feature amp Boston Herald Rates Pearl as 3 CD of 2006

"The finest local singer-songwriter CD of the year." -Dan Gewertz / Boston Herald

Hey everybody, woke up today to find my face on the front page of Sidekick in the Boston Globe today! Check it out. Also, the Boston Herald just published Dan Gewertz's top 10 albums of 2006, and "Pearl" is #3!

Here's the Globe Blurb and Top 10 list. Give Antje a big congrats too! --And come on down to Johnny D's tonight if you can!


This Land is Crossland's
The Boston Globe

Dave Crossland knows the heartland. The acoustic balladeer and songwriter has lived in Michigan and Nashville and wrote his college honors thesis on Woody Guthrie. The vocalist has also graduated from opener to headliner, just like his Boston peers Ellis Paul, Dar Willliams, and Catie Curtis. Described as one of the most promising voices on the Boston folk scene, he performs tonight at 8:30 at Johnny D's. Jim Infantino (from Jim's Big Ego) opens the show. Tickets: $7.  Johnny D's, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville, 617-776-2004. johnnyds.com [June Wuilff]

Top 10 albums of 2006 By Daniel Gewertz
The Boston Herald

1)  Crooked Still: Shaken By a Low Sound (Signature Sounds) Delicate, rugged and dark-hearted: a rhythmic folk reinvention.
2)  The Crooked Jades: World's On Fire (crookedjades.com) Spell-binding, ingeniously twisted take on old-time string-band.
^ 3)  Dave Crossland: Pearl (Slabster.com) The finest local singer-songwriter CD of the year. ^
4)  Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (Anti) Mystery, myth, melody: noir folk.
5)  Casey Driessen: 3 D (Sugar Hill) The folk fiddles been liberated.
6)  Darol Angers Republic of Strings: Generation Nation (Compass) From 15 to 55, these players are experimental traditionalists.
7)  Zozo Sisters - Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy: Adieu False Heart (Vanguard) Cajun to bluegrass to pop: Sheer beauty.
8)  Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Sony) Jubilant, passionate big-band folk.
9)  James Hunter: People Will Talk (Rounder) Swinging, savvy, sweet 60s soul by a journeyman Brit.
10)  Antje Duvekot: Big Dream Boulevard (Black Wolf) Emotive lyricism from a local folk-pop sweetheart.