F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"American singer-songwriter David Massey never disappointed us in the past with his four released albums. Now each and every one of the six tracks on his latest EP “Island Creek” is of the highest quality with excellent musicality and a great vocal performance by this artist from Washington D.C." - Rootstime, 2021
"Massey manages, with his storytelling, to blow away celebrities such as John Prine, James McMurtry, Todd Snider and others that have preceded him." - Rootstime, 2004
"You might call David Massey a veteran singer-songwriter. After four albums the Washington DC artist still hasn't made his breakthrough, though sub rosa each one has been critically acclaimed." (Folk World, 2019)
"Think J.J. Cale cruising across the desert with his shades on and his arm out the window of a classic Mustang. A tight trio playing a hybrid of country and blues and, on the fabulous 'Rio Lagarto,' a touch of mariachi . . ."
- R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) , 2019
"an amazing singer/songwriter . . . this feels like a hidden jewel . . . do not miss this album."
- Strutter, 2015
"A great and beautiful album."
- Late For the Sky, 2015
"The title track, laid down on a portable, digital recorder in a living room, features just David accompanied by guitar. The sheer power of this song is the ultimate proof that Massey desperately deserves far greater fame."
- Keys and Chords, 2015
"An artist to discover."
-Le Cri Du Coyote, December 2015
"[Massey] writes engaging melodies and, with the help of producer Jim Robeson, has crafted an acoustic-based album of Americana that pulls off the rare feat of making often dark material poignant and reflective rather than saddening or melancholy." Country Music People, 2015
"Island Creek" is currently number 45 on the Roots Music Report's national Americana/Country Album Chart, and NUMBER ONE on its Americana/Country Album Chart for Maryland artists (they don't have a chart for artists from DC). Three tracks from the CD - Island Creek, Demon Wind and Long Long Time - are sitting at numbers 2, 3 and 4 of RMR's Americana/Country Songs Chart for Maryland artists.
David's fifth CD - six-track EP called "Island Creek" - was released on January 5, and is available on Spotify, Pandora and will be available on all the other major streaming platforms soon if it's not already on line.
David, Jay Byrd and Jim Robeson are excited to be playing regularly at The Dive Bar - the space once occupied by the legendary Childe Harold (where Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, Emmylou Harris and others have played). Amazing memorabilia, great food from the Darlington House upstairs, and a subterranean vibe make for a great time!
David's new CD, Late Winter Light, is currently being played on over 150 radio stations in the US and Europe; available at cdbaby.com, iTunes, Spotify and most other streaming sites
OCTOBER , 2016
Until the Day Is Done was being played on 177 radio stations across the US at its peak this summer, and Broken Home spent most of the summer in the top 10 of the Roots Music Report's Folk-Rock song chart.
photo by Marty Scher