Gypsy Sally's presents a free show in our Vinyl Lounge
David Massey Trio
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
David Massey Trio
David Massey played guitar on and off for fifteen years before taking a stab at writing a song. At 35, moved by his sister’s struggles with mental illness, he wrote “Susie Came Home.” Not sure what to make of the result, he set it aside and didn’t attempt a second song until six years later. On Memorial Day, 2001, he read a Washington Post reprint of a letter a young American fighter pilot wrote to his wife during World War II after learning of the birth of their first child. Massey wrote “The Drunken Letter” that day, played it for friends, and the positive response set him down the road that has resulted in three independently released CDs – Blissful State of Blue in 2004, So Many Roads in 2009, and Until the Day Is Done in 2015. The few reviewers who noticed were wowed; Rootstime called Blissful State of Blue a masterpiece, and added “David Massey manages, with his storytelling, to blow away celebrities such as John Prine, James McMurtry, Todd Snider and others that have preceded him.”
David’s day job (he’s a partner in the mergers and acquisitions group of a large Washington DC law firm) limits his live performances to DC area clubs and coffeehouses, but he has assembled an extraordinary band consisting largely of the players on his three CDs, all veterans of the Washington music scene. Their versatility allows them to explore the wide variety of styles and genres reflected in Massey’s compositions – from swampy rockers to bluegrass-inflected country rock to delicate ballads.
Happy Hour: 5:30-7:00pm
Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's
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