"Unsurprisingly his own compositions prove equally breath-taking. With snippets of pop, punk, rock, blues and country to fuel the album's 13 tracks, the relentless energy and explosive presence is one that will grip you from the moment you press play to the moment you click to repeat the experience. From channeling everyone's inner grunge teen on album opener Bad At Being Good, through to showing he can make you hot under the collar on Something For Me, Arkansas Dave has many guises but each one equally enjoyable."
Arkansas Dave delivers an exciting, rock heavy edge to Americana which is thoroughly enjoyable in this self-titled album. From the start of the album to finish we are met with upbeat, energetic, head banging songs that make you eager to see him live as well as mid tempo and down tempo tunes that bring out your emotional side . The musicianship throughout the album is exceptionally good and incredibly infectious. The album overall is an outstanding masterpiece with enthralling tracks that are instantly gratifying.
"Hailing from the music helm of the southwest, Arkansas Dave will release his self-titled debut album on April 20 with BIG Indie Records. Arkansas Dave's debut album features a variety of influences including blues, rock and indie and features 13 tracks. The self-taught musician recorded the album in only eight days at Muscle Shoals' infamous Fame Studios where legendary musicians such as Will McFarlane, Clayton Ivey and Bob Wrayall recorded music."
"Austin-Based Arkansas Dave To Release Self-Titled Debut 4/20 On BIG Indie Records."
"On My Way" premieres on musikblog.de in Germany
"Surrounded by water for the premier of his video, Arkansas Dave finds an island in the stream to set up and play."
"Arkansas Dave is the stage name of Dave Pennington, a skilled musician who first starting getting attention in the UK with a low-key tour during the summer. While he is yet to officially unveil his original material, although we got a sneaky peak of a track on a retrospective live tour video, he has revealed one of this year's most intriguing covers. Having caught our attention, we decided to find out more about this upcoming talent."
"Arkansas Dave came across to the UK earlier this year for a set of intimate shoes. The performances showed he was a skilled and insightful songsmith with a vocal that moves your body and mind. With a debut album due next year, he has just released the single Chocolate Jesus. We caught up with him to find out what songs make him..."
"Arkansas Dave is an artist that is destined to set tongues wagging in 2018. While he is yet to play his full hand, with his debut album scheduled for a 2018 release, he has chosen to introduce himself to the musical world with the finest reworking of Chocolate Jesus you will ever hear. As a result, we knew we had to speak to him and find out more…"
..."Arkansas Dave talks to us from the top of a mountain about his debut release..." (Interview with Arkansas Dave approx. 32 minutes in...)
"...I have always been drawn to it. I’m just lucky enough to be able to play music as a career."
"Arkansas Dave advises 'just know who you are as an artist'."
"To this day, I identify myself as a drummer, but I’ve evolved as a musician and now chosen to walk this path."
"...here Arkansas Dave does a wonderful job with his interpretation of a Waits Classic."
"Dave’s version of the song is slow and thick like the humidity of a New Orleans summer day, and though it is faithful to the original, it also showcases Dave’s soulful vocals. "
Live video shot from Arkansas Dave's 2017 Summer European Tour. 'On My Way' recorded live at Hakkan on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany.
"Enigmatic artist brings the good times to Brum."