This song is dedicated to the families and loved ones of the 9 brave souls at Mother Emanuel Church who lost their lives and to the open hearted congregation who welcomed in a misguided, troubled and hate-filled young man.
Please download and share this song far and wide. If you are moved to do so, and I hope you are, please consider contributing what you can.
All proceeds collected through downloads will be donated to the Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund an Initiative of the Palmetto Project and the City of Charleston. Or you can donate to them directly through the link above. Either way, I hope you will be moved to act!
A HUGE thank you to Doug Kwartler at Hollow Body Studios for producing, engineering and performing (everything but the acoustic guitar is Doug!). And special thanks to Vance Gilbert for helping to edit to this song to the bone.
To celebrate the full onslaught of Spring finally coming to New England, we’re hitting the road with a mini-tour of New England! I’m packing my buddy John Sonntag and lovely wife Esther Friedman into the Subaru and we’re off to New Hampshire, Western Mass and Boston!
First stop will be the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse in Sunapee NH. This great listening room began presenting concerts back in 2004 and is an all volunteer operation. I’m very excited to play in the region where I built my guitar with master luthier Alan Carruth. John Sonntag will play a opening set then join me for mine. We kick things off at 7pm.
Next up on our tour – The Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton MA. This will be the first time I’ve ventured to the western part of my great state to play. I’m really looking forward to what seems like will be a very cool venue. Who doesn’t love a place where you can shop for a guitar, drink a beer and listen to some great music. Hope a few of my western MA friends can make it out.
And finally we will head back home to the Boston area where we will play a songwriters in the round show to open up the night at The Burren Sunday Night Backroom Acoustic Music Series hosted by Tom Bianchi. Esther, John and I will trade orginal songs back and forth for an hour or so. He hit the stage at 8pm followed by an acoustic band at 9 and later on in the night Tom Bianchi takes the stage. A night not to be missed Boston peeps!
FRIDAY JUNE 5th 7:00 PM
Sunapee Community Coffee House
in the basement of the Sunapee Methodist Church
9 Lower Main Street,
Sunapee NH 03782
SATURDAY JUNE 6th 8:00 PM
108 Cottage Street
SUNDAY JUNE 7th 8:00 PM
The Burren Backroom
247 Elm Street,
I’m thrilled to host my first show with the Somerville Songwriters Sessions series at the Arts Armory Cafe. The concert will feature a 20 minute solo set by each artist, followed by a round-robin song swap. Come early for a good seat and grab a sandwich & drink at the Cafe. We kick things off at 8pm.
Somerville Songwriter Sessions – at Arts Armory
191 Highland Ave, Somerville MA
April 4th @ 8pm
Dave Dersham: “…Taps hopeful, bluesy melodies and reverses lyrical expectations at every turn… exudes a brand of humane charm that sets him apart from every other songwriter you’ll see this year.” Club Passim.
Marc Herman: His melodies breathe, sometimes floating into space above the steady pulse of a slow train through the mountains. His songs are windows that offer a glimpse into the heart of the human experience.