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1. GRIEF

2. MEET and FALL

3. LOVE UNENDING

4. CARSON

5. MY FAVORITE YOU

6. MA'S PIANO

7. ANELLE

8. WHAT WAS BEST WISHED

9. IN THE SUNDOWN

10. THE CARDINAL'S PERCH

11. HACKED

12. MARY

about GRIEFCASE

"GRIEFCASE" is my third album of original songs. 

It was a rough few years that preceded the making of this record.  My family had been devastated by death. Around the world brutal dictators were on the rise causing great human suffering. The digital age had reached puberty and could not be controlled. And then ABC cancelled "The Chew".

I had a list of songs I had been working  on for years. It is always a big undertaking for me to make a record.  A lot of songs fell by the wayside.  BUT... these twelve songs made the cut and were expertly produced with two incredibly talented friends who gave me their best work.

We had terrific guest stars who performed brilliantly.

I played guitars and piano and I sang all twelve tunes including a duet with my daughter Oona Roche. Singing harmonies with Oona is one of the highlights of living my life.  Longtime bandmate David Kumin co-produced and played BASS, B3, guitars and keys and did a ton of the mixing.  Grammy winning producer Stewart Lerman co-produced the project at his private recording facility in NJ.  Renowned drummer and old pal Brian Dunne played drums and we had a guest appearance on a few tracks from the incomparable David Mansfield who gave us wonderful fiddle and dobro. It's crazy how good it sounds.

My ever lovin' wife Mary Mullally co-wrote two of the songs.

It been a slice of heaven to make this album.  Stewart has made some of my favorite records and I'm grateful that he made room in his world do an album with me.  David Kumin labored relentlessly to get this album right and is a goldmine of talent and a great musician.

I hope everybody gets to hear it.

GRIEFCASE

Produced by:  David Kumin, David Roche and Stewart Lerman

David Roche - vox, ac & el gtr, piano
David Kumin - bass, B3 & wurly, slide gtr and other stuff

Brian Dunne - drums
David Mansfield - violin & dobro
Oona Roche - duet on “Meet And Fall”
Daniel Croix Henderson- bgvs
Paranoid Larry - bgvs
Mary Mullally - bgvs

mastered by - Oscar Zambrano at Zampole Productions
photography - Doug Plumer at Replica Productions
design - Sam Robbins

all songs by David Roche c 2019
except “In The Sundown” and “Grief” by David Roche & Mary Mullally

2008

My second album was "Harp Trouble In Heaven." Released in 2008 and beautifully produced by the late great Rob Morsberger  this work featured Brian Dunne on drums and Paul Ossola on bass. Mary, my wife of 30 years, co-wrote one of the songs for this album and my 3 sisters gave us some beautiful harmonies. We had incredible guest guitarists Peter Calo and Jon Herrington on this record and they sound great.

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1988

"Here It Is" was my first album of original songs.  It was produced by a lot of talented folks who were around NYC in the late 80s

©2019 by David Roche.