David Nance knows his way around a cover, having previously recorded and released reimagined versions of Lou Reed’s Berlin, the Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup, Doug Sahm And Band, and Beatles For Sale—all of which disappeared faster than you can say NO RETURNS ON THE MERCHANDISE. Now he gives Bonnie Raitt and Mindy McCreedy the treatment. Better get these while they’re hot.
Though Staunch Honey is a bit more mature than the shaggy, rustic tone of his earlier efforts, David Nance hasn’t abandoned that feeling here at all. The sound remains gloriously rusted and raw, but with room now at the table for more refined and warm manners. His guitar chops are on full display, too—noodling, riffing, and keeping that down home, rock and roll rhythm throughout in equally pleasurable amounts.
Been a minute since we caught up with David Nance, but he’s back on the 7″, and back on the road next month with Philly shitkickers, Long Hots, who serve up their own special brand of fried zoner boogie blues.
Nance’s “Meanwhile” is 4 minutes of post-everything rock n roll death race to the bottom of the sea of tape hiss and Wiper-ian broken space riffage. This is an essential 2-sider for anyone whoever stared in their dad’s closet at his faded denim jacket and DREAMED…
My friend Sebastian turned me on to this record yesterday, cold, with no editorial save “listen”. Glad I did. Turns out David Nance is a musician from Omaha with a […]