Dave Godowsky (aka John Shade)
Someone You Should Know
Confirmed for Smoke & Sand
Mar 19th - Austin, TX
Dave Godowsky’s debut album, "All You Love Is Need," was recorded at Bon Iver’s studio (aka April Base) under the pseudonym John Shade. It was recorded/engineered by Nate Vernon and features Jeremy Boettcher (bass), Ben Lester (drums), and John DeHaven (trumpet). The album is currently being given away on a "name-your-own-price" basis on his website. [RSL Album Review]
Godowsky currently lives in NYC, where he recently launched a series of charity-based concerts called "noncerts." The inaugural event included Gene Ween, Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), and David Dondero, and raised thousands of dollars for music funding at public schools in Brooklyn.
Billboard calls his songs "literate and heartstring-tugging" and the Boston Globe calls the album "sublime." Godowsky has been performing with a string quartet lately, and plans to record a second album in 2011. It can't come soon enough. As I finish this edit, Godowsky's
We are very happy to have Dave with us in Austin!