dave coleman


Finally updating the website for the band & myself a bit.

Been busy producing, recording, and playing with wonderful artist friends for the past many years. I’ll try and post more as the band releases ‘Everett’ on March 29, 2024.

Another project coming soon is a record I’ve made with lyricist, Jeff Wickland. The title of the album will be ‘Long Season’ and it’s all acoustic with guests including Eamon McLoughlin (fiddle), Emily Williamson (vocals), Shevy Smith (vocals), Sara Sym (vocals), Jared Manzo (upright bass), David Conrad (upright bass), Parker Hawkins (upright bass), and Steve Latanation (drums/perc).

(photo credit: Jared Manzo)


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DAVE COLEMAN + recording  |  production  |  guitar  |  etc.

Recording at Howard’s Apartment Studio


DC & guitaras fish eye

March 12, 2016

Dave Coleman – Production Reel – 022916

Song Information

[brief clips of songs I’ve produced, recorded and played on] – 5 minutes

•“In Death Go Back” – Griffin House – Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville

•“Forever Ain’t the Way – Brooke Waggoner – Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville

•“Uhuru” – Michael B. Hicks – Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville

•“When the Rain Come Down” – Phil Madeira – Based On: Words, Notes and Art from Nashville

•“What’s it Worth” – Jen Gunderman w/ Sheryl Crow’s backing band  – instrumental theme song for Vanderbilt/Coursera class Understanding the Music Business: What is Music Worth?

•“Goodbye Loneliness” – The David Motel – People, Places, Things

•“Little Girl from Natchez” – The David Motel – People, Places, Things

•“Ain’t That How it Goes” – The David Motel – People, Places, Things

•“Hold On” – Bob Delevante – Valley of Days

•“See You in the Morning” – Bob Delevante – Valley of Days

•“Drag the River” – Mayday Malone – Weathered

•“No Sign of Rain” – Mayday Malone – Weathered

March 6, 2016

I’m finally updating the website and getting our plan together to release Pushed to the Side. I’ve helped record a lot of great music recently outside of The Coal Men.  I’ll be sure to start listing clients and projects soon.

January 21, 2014

Looking forward to new shows with The Coal Men, and finishing a 10 song album we started down in Key West.  We started the project at our friend Lance Taylor’s studio and now for some singing and overdubs.  It’s a cool collection of story songs, and lot’s of baritone, space, and deep rhythm section.

Wrapping up records with Mayday Malone, Matt Murphy, and Samantha Harlow.

Helped celebrate an EP I helped produce with Will Kimbrough for Sara Jean Kelley.

Starting an album with Stephen Simmons called Silly, Sad, and True.

More to come…. I’ll try to post more often.  best, dc

August 27, 2013

Glad the album has come out today.  Thankful to all the support and the feedback. To celebrate, here’s a video or me playing an instrumental version of’ Daniel Lanois “The Maker” filmed at Nashville’s Downtown Presbyterian Church.

Video: Dave Coleman – Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker”

July 27, 2013

Having a great time in my studio, Howard’s Apartment, making a new album with the great Samantha Harlow and her wonderful band.  We’ve recorded 8 songs and it’s shaping up beautifully.

This weekend I’m producing a new album with Mayday Malone at the Toy Box.  This band is made of working class guys with a genuine love for there family and for the real, and sometimes dark, stories of Americana.

Braden Land has been over with Matt Murphy, a Mississippi songwriter that has traveled all around.  We’ve been chipping away at his new record with sessions that have included Marc Pisapia, James Hagerty, Adam, Abrashoff, Jed Newell, and Scott Chisolm and the Better Half.

June 7, 2013

Had a great time on my birthday with an all-star cast at the Family Wash performing with the Rhinestone Country Revue.  I got to play some great country songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s including hits from Don Williams, Dolly Parton, George Jones, and other greats. I was reminded once again of the amazing talent of my friends: Stephen Simmons, Sara Beck, John Byrd, Lauren Lucas, Tommy Keenum, Trisha Brantley, Jaida Dreyer, Smith Curry, Duane Blevins, Marty Lynds, and Molly Jewell.

I’ve been keeping Howard’s Apartment Studio busy lately with music from Dave Powell and the Lonely Gales.  I produced and played on his new E.P. Recovery Blues. (click the link and you can download it for free from NoiseTrade.com)

Last month I played guitar on Rod Picott‘s new album (coming soon).  I had the chance to work with some real heros of mine including Rod, R.S. Fields, Joe Pasapia, Marc Pasapia (Joe’s brother), Lex Price, and James Haggerty.  The new album sounds amazing. Congratulations to Rod for fine songs and hard work.

Two months ago, Todd Snider introduced me to Tanya Montana Coe.  We’ve recorded three of her songs so far and I can’t wait for them to be heard.

May 22, 2013

Just got back from a great run of shows in Key West, FL. I played 7 solo shows, 8 Coal Men shows, and 3 gigs with friend Ericson Holt.  Had a blast recording vocals and some overdubs on a new E.P. that Dave Ray, Paul Slivka, and I are recording.  It will be called Skeletons and will be released a couple months after Escalator comes out. We had the pleasure of having Jimbo Mathus guest on a couple of these new songs.  Here’s a ruff version of a new one called “Dog Won’t Hunt” with Eamon McCloughlin doing all the string parts.

Dog Won’t Hunt (Ruff Mix)

Jimbo & Dave

July 27, 2012

Here’s a cool version of the song “Stuck” that I recorded on a Stephen Simmons session a while back.  Stephen was tracking with some fine folks that day including Marty Lynds (drums), Jen Gunderman (piano), Eric Fritsch (bass), and myself on guitar and steel.  It was a long night and at some point we took a few stabs at “Stuck” a song I wrote with Tim Carroll.  Stephen added a bit of wurlitzer electric piano on this too.  I just got the tracks and threw together this “ruff” mix.  Check it out.  Thanks, -dc

Stuck (at Eastwood)

Here’s a Ry Cooder inspired Drum and guitar song I did a while back.  It’ll be on an instrumental record I’m slowly chipping a way at.

HIgh Low Drums (v.2)

Dave Coleman’s collection of useful things today:

I just got the Line 6 M5 multi-FX pedal with an expression pedal.  Lot’s of cool noises on this one.  I’m looking forward to using this live.

Nov 28 – Dec 4 in Key West:

I’m gonna be using the small pedalboard (Boss TU-2, Boss OC-3, Z-Vex Box of Rocks, Boss DD-5 with PVC tap tempo, MXR phase 90, and Electro-Harmonix Pulsar Tremolo). I’ll be using the Electro-Harmonix Magnum 44 for my amplifier through a 1×12 cabinet. Finally, I’ll be singing through a trusty Shure Beta-58A.

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