Renaissance man Dave Kopperman continues to bolster his track record as a performer and independent recording artist. His eclectic music at once evokes the folksy harmonies of the Byrds, the mature songwriting of Paul McCartney, the lush wordscapes of Paul Simon, the ambient, progressive textures of Pink Floyd and the no-nonsense rocking of the Talking Heads. A jack-of-all-trades as a singer-songwriter, he has performed and recorded as a vocalist, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and drummer. Imbued with his devotion to classic analog textures like the Moog synthesizer, 12-string guitar and Fender Rhodes, his songs ring forth like undiscovered classics from years past, but with incisive, contemporary social commentary.
The culmination of this work can be heard on his 2015 RMI Records LP Island off the Coast of America, his first vinyl release. Though accompanied by an all-star cast of guest musicians, the spotlight is rightly on Dave’s own delivery of some of his strongest material yet. Past CDs of his work as a bandleader and songwriter have included Copper Man’s Selling the Downtown Dream and Analogue’s The Future Is Ours and he has co-led the Tappan Sea, whose unreleased debut album is slated for issue in 2016. He toured as a member of Lizard Music (alongside musicians who went on to play with Cat Power, Wilco and Denny Laine) and has performed in bands including Volcano, Us Not Them, Lost, Lonely & Vicious and Battershell.
In addition to his musical resume, Dave is an accomplished cartoonist, painter, illustrator and graphic designer as well as an award-winning essayist and playwright. He lives in NY with his wife Yesenia, a yarn crafter and international civil servant.
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