Rosetta Please (Love Story)
'Dan Montgomery's ability to spot people you'd never notice and turn them into characters you can't resist is uncanny.' Shaun Dale - Cosmik Debris Dan Montgomery returns with the follow up to his acclaimed debut solo CD Man From Out Of State with his newest offering: Rosetta, please (a love story). A nine song story of two people. One fresh out of jail. One walking the streets, working the streets. What tears them apart? What keeps them together? Rosetta has already been mentioned by noted music journalist Andria Lisle (Mojo, Oxford American Journal) as one of the records to look out for in 2006. Musically, the golden age of American Studios was the template aspired to; big bold rocking songs, soul ballads with electric sitars, heartwrenching love songs. This wide sonic pallet is unified by the storyline that runs through the entire record. Recorded at several of the best studios in Memphis, TN ( Electrophonic, Memphis Soundworks, and Young Ave. Sound) with Scott Bomar (Hustle and Flow, Bo Keys) and Kevin Cubbins (Snowglobe, Cory Branan) behind the board. Rosetta features Dans road band The Professional Badasses (Mike Vesey Steel Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Sitar, Maggie Vesey Bass and Jason Hatcher Drums, in addition to Dan on Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Harp and Vocals) plus some of the finest auxiliary players in Memphis (Roy Brewer Violin, Jonathan Kirkscey Cello, Kim Richardson Harmonies and Marc Franklin Keyboards). The album was mixed in Venice, CA at Sonic Workshop Studios by Ethan Allen (Joe Henry, Daniel Lanois, Luscious Jackson) along with additional harmonies by Grammy nominated singer Peter Case (Plimsoles) and percussion by Kevin Jarvis (Grant Lee Phillips, John Doe) plus Duane Jarvis (Lucinda Williams) on Mandolin. All great players as well as great people. All helping to make a Great Record. In a rave advance review of the album, The Philadelphia Inquirer said: 'Dan Montgomery takes a huge step forward with Rosetta, Please (A Love Story)', due out in August. The self-produced set is a fully realized song cycle that plays out against exquisitely crafted accompaniment: It's still troubadouresque, with some country tinges, but it also pulses with a sublime soul vibe. No stranger to roadwork,upon it's release, Dan & his band will embark on an extensive touring to present Rosetta in a live setting. Just some of the many venues Dan has played include: The Tin Angel (Phila, PA), The Folk Music Center (Claremont, CA) both to sold out crowds CBGBs (NY, NY), Maxwells (Hoboken, NJ). Lakeside Lounge (NY, NY)Fletchers (Baltimore, MD), Mercy Lounge (Nashville, TN), The Camp (Cape Girardeau, MO), Last Concert Caf (Houston, TX), Artmosphere (Lafayette, LA)WC Dons (Jackson, MS),The Camp (Cape Girardeau,MO),Wonder Valley Music Festival (Twenty Nine Palms, CA), Joshua Tree Music Festival (Joshua Tree, CA),The HiTone Cafe (Memphis, TN), Poor Davids Pub (Dallas, TX), Hole In The Wall (Austin, TX),Blue Marlin (Corpus Christi. TX) The Cinema Bar (Los Angeles, CA), Coles (Hollywood, CA) The Fire (Phila, PA), Young Ave. Deli (Memphis, TN ),Hal & Mals (Jackson, MS) North Star Bar (Phila, PA, )Sweetwater (Nashville, TN.),The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ),Five Spot (Nashville, TN), Center for Southern Folklore (Memphis, TN.), Full Moon Saloon (Baltimore, MD.),Sully's Tavern (Shreveport, LA) among many, many more.