"Midnight On The Water" presents 17 David Mallett songs, spanning 30 years of songwriting, performed in front of enthusiastic homegrown audiences. This new collection is a revisiting of some classic Mallett tunes, including FIRE, THE BALLAD OF THE ST.ANNE'S REEL, and SOMEWHERE IN TIME, as well as many more audience favorites. Recorded at two small town concerts on the Maine coast in the summer of 2005, this dynamic acoustic trio, combined with Mallett's mature voice, gives new energy to this essential collection by one of America's true song poets. Featuring Mallett on guitar, harmonicas, and vocals, Michael Burd on bass, and and Susan Ramsey on fiddle and viola, the presentation is crisp, urgent, and unadorned. This snapshot vividly captures the essence of the music as well as the passion and excitement of this trio's live performance.
The album includes the only available recording of "Hometown Heroes" (originally on the now-out-of-print "Vital Signs" album.
"WHAT GARRISON KEILLOR IS TO MINNESOTA, MALLETT IS TO MAINE"
"ALWAYS COMPELLING, ALWAYS MUSICAL"
"PLAINSPOKEN POETIC POWER"
"FOLK CAN STILL BE HEROIC"
The New York Times Synd.