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"Dave Gleason is one of my favorite guitarists. His playing is wise and lyrical but he's also a serious gunslinger. If Dave Gleason walks into the room, I set my guitar down." – DAVE ALVIN
"Dave Gleason is carrying on the Telecaster, Twang , California Country Music tradition as good as anybody and I am glad that he is " – PETE ANDERSON
"Dave Gleason does country just like I like it: plenty of twang, plenty of Tele, songs that get moving and keep moving. He's a smart guitarist, too, with deep chops and enough sense and sense of humor to know how to use 'em." – BILL KIRCHEN
Timelessness can't be manufactured. Music either cuts across the years, feeling right at home in yesteryear AND the unfolding now, or it doesn't. From the get-go Dave Gleason has crafted songs and executed them in a way that hums timelessly, country rock that'd fit in fine on a scratchy old turntable at Merle Travis’ house, blasting from an 8-track player in Waylon Jennings' pickup truck or serenading crowds during intermission at a Tom Petty show today. Gleason strikes down to country's hard beating heart and draws out the stuff that's made folks turn to this music for comfort and delight since it wandered out of the Appalachias in the 1930s.
Gleason's new long-player, Turn and Fade, coalesces his many charms into his strongest, toughest song cycle to date.
"Dave's music and his style are steeped in country music tradition and respect for those who paved the road. Dave Gleason is proof that California Country Music is still alive and well!" – BRIAN HOFELDT/THE DERAILERS.