Post by spentbullets on Jun 29, 2017 15:42:59 GMT -5
I thought the way he played the organ part of Sworn & Broken and piano part of Teenage Wristband using only his guitar was amazing stuff. Definitely will be missed and Twilight and GT will sorely miss his skills
Post by tripledistilled on Mar 17, 2022 4:18:20 GMT -5
Just bumping this thread with my two memories of Dave Rosser. First was seeing him play with Lanegan on one of the early acoustive European tours in Dublin, then three of us driving to Galway and watching the show again at the legendary Roisín Dubh (pron. Ro-sheen Dove). Great shows, a real premiere of the acoustic style and just all about the The Voice.
After the Galway show, we ran into Dave Rosser outside and chatted with him for around 15mins. It was a lovely mild Irish night. It was another great show with a really appreciative Irish audience (as ever!). We just chit-chatted about Ireland, and music - he talked about New Orleans - and the sun setting on Galway Bay, which is sometime I always try to catch whenver in the west of Ireland. Good for the soul. Dave was a real sweetheart and lovely fella, we judged from sharing a few minutes with him. We tried not to be too fanboy/girl about Lanegan, but I recall we joked about that, and even he indicated how jazzed he was to be playing with Lanegan. Rosser seemed just a competent and dedicated musician, happy to be working and touring. Jeff Fielder really took over Dave Rosser's role with style and aplomb, and in some ways, he seems to be a very similiar, grounded, happy chap. I mean, who wouldn't want to be playing with one the greatest singers ever?
So, now that Mark has departed this realm, I thought of Dave Rosser, and how sad it was to lose him in, what, 2016? I'm a colorectal cancer survivor, and we're all cheated from these unlucky losses. Cancer is such a game of (if you excuse the untimely reference) Russian Roulette. But once again, the Great Music Jam in the Sky has another great guest musician on the 6-strings.
"And next up folks, one of our house band guitarist, Dave R - let's hear it for Dave! Alright! - favourite singers, he's just joined us and we've been expecting him many times before and now he's finally here... ladies and gentleman, the weird chills and the queer Jacks and Jills... aha! Please flap your angel wings for... just in through the gates... and that's not fluffy clouds in the air, folks! Aha, the smoking voice, the Dark Angel, The Night Porter himself, it's... MARK LANEGAN!" [crowd goes wild, band** counts in, 1, 2, 3, 4...]
** Band members include John Bonham, and newer arrival Bill Reiflin, on drums. :-)