Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The long lonesome road...(Allen Kanovsky knows it when he sees it and says "Goodbye" to David Shelley.)

Submitted by Al Kanovsky 08/xx/15

...is somewhere that all of us have been on at one time or another. 

I just heard about the passing of Dave Shelley. The world of BLUES is in mourning. Dave lived in the real world of music. Tough days behind and maybe tougher days ahead. His handshake and hug came from deep inside him. His smile could warm the coldest night. On stage he left nothing unsaid or untried. Basically, a classic BLUES man, he ventured down paths seldom tried by others. Every one who ever played with Dave was enriched by the experience. I personally, knew him for a short time but was always greeted as if we had been grade school buddies. I choose where I go in the late afternoons. If there was going to be a Dave Shelley appearance my mind would be made up as soon as I knew the date, time and joint. Dave is going on to the Greatest Jam ever. Hopefully we will all get there someday. I'll try to get a seat up close so I can see that smile.

We will all miss you, Dave. Say "Hi" to some of my old 'buds' who made it, tune up, hook up the amps and pedals and blow, man, blow!!!  
A short note: The reason I write this is because I love music and words. I do not book acts. I do not promote acts. I do not accept invitations to review artists. I go to venues of my own choice. When and where is not influenced by anything other than who I would like to hear that night or day. If I don't like what I hear, I won't write about it. When I like it I let you all know. I never mention a name without asking permission. "Pardon me, Miss. Would you like to dance?" 

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