Kirsten Manville & Dave Simmons
Kirsten & Dave's diverse backgrounds are the key to their success at performing a variety of musical styles. Whether they are playing acoustic pop, country, acoustic blues or folk/bluegrass, their love for music is obvious. Playing a variety of instruments, Kirsten & Dave swap off melodies and harmonies as they play a mix of covers and original tunes. They have many decades of performing experience between them and they have been playing together for five years. Kirsten & Dave have opened for Chris and Meredith Thompson, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, and most recently, Guy Davis.
"Dreams That Just Won't Let Go"
Kirsten & Dave's first studio CD, Dreams That Just Won't Let Go, was released in October 2006. Made up of mostly original tunes, it captures the spirit of their live performances in fully produced versions of their favorite songs. The cut People Talk has held steady this year in the top 100 anti-war songs on Neil Young's web site.