New York-based David Massengill has been involved in folk music, particularly the New York Fast Folk community, for over two decades.
Renowned as a brilliant writer of songs noted for their universally applicable themes and their faithfulness to American folk traditions, he has also earned a reputation as an excellent guitarist and mountain dulcimer player, in addition to being a top-notch storyteller. In 1987 Massengill released two independent cassettes -- Great American Bootleg Tape and Kitchen Tape -- that both received rave reviews throughout the folk community. He then signed to Flying Fish Records, releasing Coming Up for Air in 1992 and Return in late 1995. In 1998 Twilight the Taj Mahal came out, followed by his Gadfly debut, 2002's My Home Must Be a Special Place. Four years later We Will Be Together was released, followed by Dave on Dave in 2007. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi