Dave Sherman's music career was born out of the Midwest before moving to Nashville. He quickly became noticed at the Bluebird Café for his off-kilter, multi-layered pop songs reflecting the wide range of the human experience. After a while, Sherman decided he needed a little more than the suburban sprawl that Nashville offered.
Moving to New York City, Sherman changed the name of the band to Goodbye Girl Friday (GGF) and released the albums, Mr. and Mrs. and Silver or Gold. Both CDs received rave reviews: "GGF is so skilled at piano-driven pop that it's worth popping open a bottle of champagne to celebrate them" (Santa Monica Mirror), "Sherman's songs are pure modern pop masterpieces" (Indie-Music.com), "Sherman's winsome tunes work wonders" (High Bias). Silver or Gold received a DIY spotlight feature in Performing Songwriter Magazine.
After landing a tour with Glenn Tilbrook (lead singer/songwriter from Squeeze), Sherman began writing again; some on his own and some with Bill Whitten from the Brooklyn band Grand Mal. The result is his new album, Rusted Sky, a collection of twelve tunes co-produced by Chris Tarrow (Groovelily), mixed by Will Schillinger (Ian Hunter, Warren Zevon) and mastered by Fred Kevorkian (Rufus Wainwright, Dave Matthews Band). Using his core rhythm section of Dan Grennes (bass) and Andy Sanesi (drums), Sherman also received assistance from Rich Meyer from Hopewell, Val Vigoda from Groovelily, Julia Kent from Antony and the Johnsons, and Bob Hoffnar from Hem.
A mix of art pop, '70's am pop, Philly soul and western drawl, Rusted Sky delves through previously un-chartered musical territory for Sherman while dusting the terrain with lyrics such as "the kid from Kansas had it easy / she always knew the road to take / but here the good witch flies a kite and the wizard's lost his sight / I found a pretty girl and carved out a life".
Signed by LA's Retone Records, Rusted Sky will be available in stores and on-line through Fontana distribution in October '07.