|"Sheila Won't Be Coming Home" duet with Al Stewart
|Three songs in New York City, acoustic
|"Descartes in Amsterdam"
|"On The Border" (playing guitar for Al Stewart)
HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS
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SELECTED VENUES PLAYED
This is a small fraction of the venues played, but here are some!
|Montreal International Jazz Festival - Montreal, Canada||Royal Albert Hall - London, UK|
|Henegar Center for the Arts - Melbourne, FL||Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ|
|The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA||Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD|
|Yoshi's SF - San Francisco, CA||Harlow's - Sacramento, CA|
|Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR||The Triple Door - Seattle, WA|
|City Winery - New York, NY||SPACE - Evanston, IL|
|Dakota Jazz Club - Minneapolis, MN||Chatfield Center for the Arts - Chatfield, MN|
|Towne Crier Cafe - Pawling, NY||Sanctuary Concerts - Chatham, NJ|
|Caffe Lena -Saratoga Springs, NY||Center for the Arts at Natick - Natick, MA|
|Club Passim - Cambridge, MA||Boulton Center for the Performing Arts - Bay Shore, NY|
|Charlotte Performing Arts Center - Charlotte, MI||The Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville, PA|
|New Hope Winery - New Hope, PA||Whitaker Center - Harrisburg, PA|
|Cactus Cafe - Austin, TX||McCabe's - Santa Monica, CA|
|Barns at Wolftrap - Vienna, VA||Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen - Glen Allen, VA|
|Edmonds Center for the Arts - Edmonds, WA||Kent Stage - Kent, OH|
|Hugh's Room - Ontario, Canada||Capitol Theatre - Clearwater, FL|
|Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX||The Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA|
|High Sierra Festival - Bear Valley, CA||South Florida Folk Festival - Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|Heyde Center for the Arts - Chippewa Falls, WI||Poor David's Pub - Dallas, TX|
|L2 Center - Denver, CO||The Folk Club of Reston Herndon - Herndon, VA|
"Heartfelt, inspired songwriting…with a delivery both biting and assured. "
Chris Bennington - Amazon review
"With "Step Up," long-time Al Stewart sideman Dave Nachmanoff has emerged from Stewart's long shadow to offer us a gem of his own. While Nachmanoff has won songwriting awards and plaudits for years, "Step Up" establishes him as one of the best singer-songwriters of his generation. "
Anthony Salveggi - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
“Prior to Stewart's arrival, Nachmanoff had warmed up the crowd with a few of his own fine songs and elicited the desired laughter when he described himself as a "recovering academic." But his value to Stewart quickly became apparent as he played virtuoso lead guitar accompaniment, frequently earning rousing applause for his fretwork. Nachmanoff's excellence was evident on Stewart's biggest hits, "Time Passages" and "Year of the Cat," the latter ending the show before a two-song encore. The first was a duet co-written with Nachmanoff called "Sheila Won't Be Coming Home," which found the receptive audience gladly taking direction and singing its chorus."
The arrangements are understandably different from their studio versions: News From Spain sees the gifted Nachmanoff successfully pull off an approximation of Rick Wakeman’s piano solo, while Last Days Of The Century see the duo’s guitars spar with unexpected ferocity, earning equally wild applause.
Joseph W Smith III - Williamsport Sun Gazette (PA)
"...Stewart has always nailed top-shelf guitar talent - including Laurence Juber and Peter White - and his current accompanist, Dave Nachmanoff, is no exception. His many rousing solos here are highlighted by the superb "News from Spain," in which Dave plucks out lines originally played by keyboard virtuoso Rick Wakeman...."
Kate Austen-tatious of Seattle, WA - Amazon review
"Guitarist Dave Nachmanoff weaves and tap dances around Al's lyric's to the point that it elevates the songs to a whole new level of enjoyment!"
Mike O'Cull - Riveting Riffs
"...High points on Uncorked are many, and they include 'Coldest Winter', and 'Warren Harding'. A bonus on every song is the fine guitar playing of Nachmanoff, who blends with Stewart’s guitar very well and adds considerable musical interest to the proceedings, especially when he steps to the fore on 'News From Spain' ..."
"But my goodness they work up a storm. Dave Nachmanoff has a rare ability to lay down some solid bass lines during the song verses and soar without apparent effort into the most blistering solos - his playing 'News from Spain' is jaw-dropping. It's also extremely well recorded. Highly recommended."
SS - SingOut! Magazine
Al Stewart's name will forever be tied to his breakout hits "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages". This is unfortunate, because there is much more to this whimsical Scottish folksinger, who weaves humor and historical figures into his polished story-songs. Happily, Uncorked, a collection of 12 songs from Al's back catalogue, recorded live with brilliant lead guitarist and verbal sparring partner Dave Nachmanoff, is a perfect introduction to that "other" Al Stewart.
Peter Kay - Sheffield Telegraph
"...a dazzling acoustic guitarist..."
"Well, I am not even done with my first pass through of Uncorked (track 7) but I'm already confident to say that this is my favorite Live Al Stewart document of all time. That is no small thing in my book. My first specific comment -has- to be that your vocal backup is just exactly right.... That background harmony is fitting Al's songs to a T. Each song so far breathes new, vital life into Al favorites, old and new... the selection of tracks, too, is superb in combining the new, the classicaly lovely, the old and unfairly neglected and the chestnuts. This album stands on it's own -as an album- Your guitar playing is precise and also emotionally charged ... a lot of times it's one or the other. It's just an all around terrific album!"