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I Don't Want the Song

from Road Trip Songs by Dave Manning

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    I live on the road, and these are road trip songs. The album was mixed on the car stereo in my tour bus. The piano and voice recorded in a 17th-century manor house in the Scottish Highlands, and the harmonica recorded in a remote Arizona canyon.

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“Don‘t drop your quarter ‘till your party answers the line.” I was on tour with Neighborhood Conspiracy, playing at the Atlin, British Columbia Music festival. Atlin is the dead-end of a 60 mile dirt road from the Yukon. My girlfriend dumped me over the Pac-Man shaped payphone at the general store. Doug Brown, the guitarist, consoled me on a long afternoon walk. He said “Someday Dave, you’ll be over this…and in the end, you’ll get a good song out of it.” It took 5 years Doug, but here’s the song.


from Road Trip Songs, released January 1, 2014


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Dave Manning Arizona Village, Arizona

He's played Folsom Prison. He's opened for the likes of Dan Bern, Mose Allison, and Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman James Mathus. He's held up traffic all over the west puttering along in an old VW Microbus that Arlo Guthrie autographed. Dave is living his life in the old tradition of the traveling-storytelling songwriters. ... more

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