Artist: Dave Goodrich
CD: 15 Minutes (BQE Records)
Home: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Quote: "This guitarist/singer/songwriter can make you chuckle in
one song and break your heart in the next".
By Jennifer Layton
This guitarist/singer/songwriter can make you chuckle in one song and break
your heart in the next. He definitely has a way with lyrics. Some great examples
from this Elvis Costello meets Joe Jackson crooner include the racy Care-ee-oh-key
Small ass, no cash, living in the new past
Clean dirt, mini skirt, small brain, big flirt
Baggy pants, breast enhance, better keep your distance
Shes so fine, on-line, tattoo of a peace sign
Shes a real girl in a care-ee-oh-key world....
Goodrich experiments with everything, going from happy acoustic pop to funk
to a Latin music ballad with lovely classical guitar work. My favorite of the
slow songs is Its OK, Its All Right, a sad solo acoustic
ballad about a couple who got married on a Sunday afternoon and went to work
on Monday. He pushes his vocal range here, hitting beautifully heart-tugging
He cant keep quiet for long, though. After a couple of quiet tracks,
he tears into The Week, an 80s-style pop rock track. Remember The
Producers? She Sheila? This song will take you right back. For all
his musical exploration, Id still love to see if Goodrich has any John
Hughes movie soundtracks in his CD collection.