You won't want to miss folk rock singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Dave Nachmanoff as he makes his debut at the Sutter Creek Theatre. Dave has toured across the United States and the world for over 15 years, both on his own and as Al Stewart's opening act, verbal sparring partner and lead guitarist (remember "Year of the Cat"?). For years he's wowed audiences with his original songs and playing.
Dave Nachmanoff wrote his first song at the age of 9. He went on to study music and philosophy at Columbia and Oxford Universities, earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Davis in 1997, and promptly retired from academia to dedicate himself to music. A California based performer with nine albums under his belt, Dave Nachmanoff is known for sophisticated songwriting, clean guitar playing, rich and textured instrumentation, top-notch singing, and most importantly, an energetic show. He's been described as having "an acoustic style that's somewhere between the easygoing charm of Arlo Guthrie and the raw energy of Bruce Springsteen”.
Having paid his dues playing in bars, restaurants and coffeehouses, Dave has built up an active mailing list of more than 8,000 fans throughout the US, Canada and Europe and is now performing as an opening and featured act at some of the better-known listening rooms, performing arts centers, and concert halls. Touring as opening act and lead guitarist for Al Stewart for more than ten years, he has been exposed to a much larger audience. He recently released the live CD "Uncorked” with the folk-rock legend. He’s shared the stage with Don McLean, Steve Forbert, The Pogues, America, Alison Krauss and many others.
As a performer, Dave is full of energy, personality, and fun. Drawing from the best of his East Coast folk heritage, he has a knack for transforming a roomful of passive listeners into active participants. He has a repertoire of hundreds of original songs covering a broad spectrum of topics and musical genres.
"Step Up", Nachmanoff's new CD, was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy in Los Angeles, and features fantastic guest vocalists, including Al Stewart, Rosemary Butler and John Wicks of The Records, and top-flight musicians who have performed with Los Lobos, Jason Mraz, and John Fogerty. Several of the tracks have gained recognition in national songwriting competitions including the USA Songwriting Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards, and the Great American Song Contest. Sing Out! Magazine has praised his “heartfelt, inspired songwriting - with a delivery both biting and assured.”