Dave Tamkin's "SHOES" Offers A Way to Help Others

Article Contributed by PRESSED PR | Published on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Veteran singer-songwriter Dave Tamkin, along with his band Dave Tamkin & Co., announce the release of the new single “SHOES”. “SHOES” will be exclusively available for download/streaming at www.davetamkin.com/music until the worldwide release on April 7th where it will then be available on all major streaming services.  Dave Tamkin joins forces with Brad Huffman & Chad “Chadzilla” Johnson to create a unique style of melody driven, acoustic sounds that is based around a fresh musical vision for Dave’s newest single “SHOES”. He tells a story about embracing the road in front of you with all it has to offer while not judging the characters that cross your path or join you on your journey. These introspective lyrics come with a fast paced tempo, creative harmonies, smoking guitars, a driving deep backbeat and playful piano and horn instrumentations. “I brought “SHOES” to the band a while ago as I was struggling with not being on the road and touring more often. I was also struggling with seeing the growing population of people experiencing homelessness in Boulder, CO. A new shelter opened up where a guitar shop used to be down the street from us. With each passing week, the line would grow with people waiting for an opportunity to sleep under a roof with some heat. As winter moved in we heard that shoes were one of the hardest thing to come by. So we plan on trading some new music for a pair of shoes that need a new adventure and could help a someone further their journey to a safe and more secure life,” says Tamkin.

Tamkin has plans to tour Colorado, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming in support of the release and to collaborate with local shelters in providing shoes for the homeless. Originally scheduled for April, the tour has been postponed and will be rescheduled this fall, dates to be determined. With the world dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Dave Tamkin & Co. will be staying in touch with fans through social media and their newsletter while they finish the new album due out later in 2020.

“Start looking at your shoes, stop looking at mine. This is our story, it’s what we leave behind”

Recorded at The Huffkin Files Studio in Boulder, CO, mixed by Tim King in Cedar Rapids, IA, and Mastered by Jim Wilson (Gregory Alan Isakov, Yawpers, Charlie Crockett, Bob Mould, Richard Thompson), “SHOES” was a collaborative effort from Dave Tamkin & Co.. “I’m fortunate to share this song with Brad Huffman and Chadzilla,” says Tamkin.  “Brad Huffman spent a lot of time orchestrating the instrumentation, it was fun watching him work. The two of us had many discussions in front of the console deciding which direction we wanted to take this song. After playing it a few times with Chad, it was clear his energetic approach would guide a feel we all could be proud of.”

About Dave Tamkin:

Dave Tamkin’s shows vary from intimate solo acoustic performances to a full band experience (Dave Tamkin & Co.) encapsulate a mixture of personal lyrics and skilled songwriting set against a high-energy percussive with an Indie Americana, guitar driven backbone. Tamkin has shared the stage with Guster, David Ryan Harris, Donavon Frankenreiter, Butch Walker, Stephen Kellogg, Brendan James, Eric Hutchinson, Willy Porter, Daphne Willis and Peter Mulvey to name a few. Tamkin has a style that’s hard to resist. His lyrics are unabashedly honest and his passion for playing is undying. 

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