Dave Gravis is a native Texan, performing as a solo artist and with the bands "Whiskey Dream" & "Cactus Rose" throughout Texas beginning in the mid 1970's, and writing / recording jingles for local businesses. Currently an independent artist, most recent CD released: "Shadow of the Mountain". In addition to composing original songs, I love to perform traditional American / Irish / Celtic songs. Influences and favorites include Julie Fowlis, Stephen Foster, Kate Wolf, Stephen Fromholz, Kate & Anna McGarrigle.
Dave also has a MySpace site: http://www.myspace.com/davegravis

Favorite sites include:

www.contemplator.com/folk.html - A great
place to go for anyone interested in old American,
Irish, and Scottish ballads !

www.mudcat.org - An outstanding site and forum
for just about anything you can think of related to
folk music (and other types of music as well). Check out their Digital Tradition song database !



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Light Jazzy acoustic with vocal



Jazz Vocal
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Porch Song
Soft Country ballad



country folk
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Strange Places
Easy listening jazzy acoustic



Acoustic
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Bag O' Blues
Campy little blues - light



Acoustic
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The Devil Himself
Gospel, folk



Acoustic Folk
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Goodtime Music
Soft Acoustic, rich harmonies



Acoustic
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SalesMan Song / Bull Run River
2 songs by my old band Whiskey Dream from 1974; low rendering here, sorry



Country Comedy
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Stars
Meditative song about a lost love



Love songs
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Wishes
very soft, meditative, admittedly lo-fi



Acoustic Ballad
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Poor Orphan Child
From the poem "The Poor Orphan Child" in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"



Acoustic Ballad
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Four-Thirty Train
Acoustic Ballad



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Lunatic
"Song a Week" challenge!



Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
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Movie Star
ok, admittedly 'how low can u go' lo-Fi, from a long, long time ago on a r2r 4-track



Country Comedy
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Two Tramps In Mudtime
Another of my favorite poems by Robert Frost. Song a week challenge



Acoustic Folk
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Any Old Stone
Acoustic Folksy / Country / sawc



Acoustic Folk/Americana
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Nothing Personal
SAW - A bit Lo-Fi



Country Folk
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Down From The Mountain
SAW makeup



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Coming In
Set the way back machine sherman



Dark Acoustic Folk
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Old Venetian Blinds




Acoustic English songwriting
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808




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Someday




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Reason




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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My Way Back Home




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Cover Of Darkness




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Man Of No Moon




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Hiding time




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Wild Roses
My Adaptation of the broadside traditional "The False Bride"



Country
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No Invitation




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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From Conversations




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Cairo




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Cold Midwest Blues




Country
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These Memories To Hold




Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Shadow Of The Mountain




Soft Folk Ballad
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Bull Run River
Whiskey Dream - OKC Sessions - 1974



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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For Holding On To




Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Little Black Book
From "Llano Travels" CD



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Ah, May The Red Rose
Traditional by Stephen Foster



Acoustic Folk
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Never Leaving Home




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Cactus Blues




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Nothing Gold Can Stay (From poem by Robert Frost)
Musical adaptation of Robert Frost Poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay"



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Martha, The Flower Of Sweet Strabane
Traditional Irish Ballad



World
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Trip The Cripple
Llano Travels - 2004



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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The Deal




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Buttermilk Hill
Traditional song from the American Revolutionary War period (aka Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier)



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Wind Blowing North




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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The Merry Rover (An Spailpin Fanach)




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Shadow (don't let the morning know)




Easy Listening/Soft Rock
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Surrender Again




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Jilly's Song a Week Challenge

1/10/2019 12:12:45 AM
Hi Dave, it's always good to see you still around and uploading those great songs, quite a page full now. Thanks for still listening to my stuff, I haven't been so prolific but I hope to change that. You're welcome to join "The Challenge" if you think you can write regularly, I'll look out for you :) Jilly



Verity

8/20/2015 7:01:15 AM
Love what you did on 808, you perform as if it's so easy but I can hear such skill in there, your vocals are understated but perfect to express those Bluesy lyrics



The Mulligan Project

7/8/2008 9:37:31 AM
Just stopping by and leaving your page some love =)

<3




Jeff Allen Myers

3/27/2008 10:21:47 PM
Great Sound! Your an inspiration for me just to sit with my Guitar! Very nice, you are a talented gent! Jeff



Texas Willie

3/23/2008 8:12:53 AM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak Nomination!

Good Luck and I will see you at the Awards Broadcast!

TW




the Rivergods

3/21/2008 7:41:48 PM
JD....congratulations for a well deserved nomination in No Invitation! The category couldn't be better represented. See you at the party.



Steve Ison

3/19/2008 6:01:09 PM
Hi JD..Your song No Invitation is so frikkin' great..I'll really have to listen to your songs properly..
Thanks so much for the inspiration..I love being hit by a song like that :)




Maria Daines

1/30/2008 8:22:25 AM
Surrender again is out of this world!!



Maria Daines

1/30/2008 7:33:07 AM
Hi JD, thanks for your message on Dirt Road Home, I looked and your song is missing, I'm replacing now & having a listen to some of your other music, this will be a great pleasure :)

All our best
M&P xx




The Man With No Band

12/31/2007 5:16:31 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR Dave !!! hopin' your '08 is GREAT !!!!



the Rivergods

12/31/2007 5:03:58 PM
J.D....I wish you all the best 2008 can possibly offer...beginning with..

"A Question" (R. Frost)

A voice said, look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth,
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.




Michael Peace

9/19/2007 12:32:24 PM
Hey J.D.

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my music and the nice comments. I am streaming your page to check out all of your tunes. Do you have any recordings done with more instrumentation? Not that it is needed but it would add an extra dimension to your excellent voice. I think my favorite of you songs is "Butternut Hill", I'm a sucker for good lyrics and harmonies. "These Memories to Hold" fits the bill as well. You have a great catalog of tunes. I can definitely hear the Gary Pucket influence.

Your friend,
Mike




Michael Peace

9/16/2007 7:31:02 PM
Hey J.D.

I discovered your music at Cashbox Magazine on line in the Cashbox All Indie Picks charts. (www.cashboxmagazine.com) Your lyrics are very solid and thoughtful but I am really enjoying the quality of your voice, it has a Gary Puckett quality to it. Have you done or ever thought of doing one of his songs? That would probably be a mazing to hear.

Anyway, keep up the good work and keep crankin out the tunes.

Your friend,
Michael Peace




Maria Daines

7/29/2007 9:32:01 AM
Hello :)

Hiding Time is so special, I'll be back to visit your other songs, so nice to find your music on IAC.

Best wishes
Maria xx




The Man With No Band

7/14/2007 12:25:19 PM
Hello Dave .... Love your sound ... and you've went and done it again with
"The Deal" ... Great Stuff

Peace now....
Sam



 

       

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