New Release Rack: Dave Maswick’s “The News From Here”

June 14th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg

 Dave Maswick: The News From Here

“You got to learn to shake the hand of time, ’cause time waits for no one, just leaves us all behind,” Dave Maswick sings on “Life Is What You Make It.” And while the recurring theme of The News From Here centers on love and loss in its many incarnations, it’s ultimately an uplifting, spiritually optimistic listening experience.

“Time changes everything, but time can’t change the truth, and only the broken-hearted know the truth about love,” he sings on “The truth About Love,” and Maswick has certainly put in his time on the Local 518 music scene, from his early-’80s tenure with Blotto (yes, he was Chevrolet Blotto) to his long-term, ongoing membership in north country stalwarts the Stony Creek Band.

As a songwriter, however, he’s penned batches of songs that haven’t fit neatly into the repertoire of those bands over the years, and so now he’s back with his brand new sophomore solo album The News From Here, the follow-up in 2005’s All the Lies of Spain.

The album is a real gem, showcasing Maswick’s diverse musical talents in a crisply produced 10-song package that opens up with the most radio-ready selection of the disc, “The Truth About Love.” The pure-pop nugget is one of four co-writes Steve Candlen, who also joins Maswick at the microphone.

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Five Firsts: Dave Maswick of the Stony Creek Band

July 11th, 2011, 2:30 pm by Greg

David Maswick

NAME: Dave Maswick
INSTRUMENT: Multi-instrumentalist / Writer / Singer / Producer

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper.” Although I had heard most of the albums of the “British Invasion” groups at the homes of my friends, my parents wouldn’t allow me to purchase records of my own. After years of carping, they finally relented. After mowing a lawn to raise the cash, my friend and I headed off to the store (in his mom’s car) to make the buy. We made it two blocks from my house and had an accident. Needless to say, I didn’t get the record that day but a few days later my musical life changed forever.

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The Stony Creek Band: Life after Today (Show)

August 3rd, 2009, 2:35 pm by Greg


Yes, a week ago the Stony Creek Band was the toast of Nippertown, serving up their trademark rustic Adirondack sound live all across the nation on NBC-TV’s “The Today Show.” The Lake George vacation segment was broadcast live from the Sagamore Resort, and the SCB had co-hosts Ann Curry and Meredith Vieirra kicking up their heels.

So we though we’d ask some of the guys in the band what it felt like to finally make their national television debut after more than three decades of playing together:

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