Dave Hamilton: Back Roads of My Mind

One of the perks of being the co-owner of The Last Record Store, is that I get to hear a TON of music.

Sometime back around 2009, a CD called “Back Roads of My Mind” by Dave Hamilton appeared in the store. I played it, and remember having a few impressions. I thought “I'll bet this guy owns a lot of the same albums as I do.”

“Back Roads” has cover versions of songs by some of my favorite artists: Jesse Winchester, Steve Goodman, Woody Guthrie, and Butch Hancock. Not bad.

Listening to Dave's CD also made me feel like the first time that I heard the folk duo, Perfect Crime, or the fabulous singer-songwriter Kate Wolf.  The music by these artists, along with Dave Hamilton, have sweet acoustic guitars, melodies that ride the line between mournful and joyous, and conjure up images of our magnificent Sonoma County.

Dave Hamilton has been playing acoustic folk and Americana music since 1979, and for the past 17 has played with the Sonoma Mountain Band, who are members of the California Bluegrass Association.

“Back Roads of My Mind” by Dave Hamilton is a generous CD of 20 songs, 9 of them original compositions and is our Oliver's CD Pick of the Week.

Besides being able to grab one for only $8.99 at any of our 3 Oliver's locations, you can check out Dave Hamilton performing LIVE at our Cotati store on Saturday August 11, from 3-5 PM .

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