I purchased At the Movies when it was first released. I was getting back into playing my sax a bit and enjoying Smooth Jazz radio. (What happened?) Well life got busy raising my teenagers and I never even finished listening to the CD.
Now, more than five years later, I bought some new headphones. Looking for some great music to sample, I found your music on my iPhone. Right now my ears are being bathed in movie memories and rich music. Yes, plasticover reeds make the saxophonic life a teeny bit easier. But I know how hard it is to get good at sax, to stay good at it. I can't imagine the work it took to get noticed and to keep creating fresh sounds that someone will want to buy. And you've used your gifts to try to further other instrumental artists and give hope to people. No I haven't been a slavish fan and since our smooth Jazz station died in Chicago I haven't found you on the dial to listen. But I just wanted to say thanks for making great music. When I have some time to just listen and chill your stuff has brought me peace of mind more than once. If I hadn't played saxophone in band, Jazz Band, and show choir I never would have serenaded a beautiful girl in the hallway after show choir practice. And I sure would have never had the guts to offer her a ride home. And she wouldn't be asleep upstairs 30 years later (my wife for 23 years now). The sax wasn't my future, but it's still in my heart and I still play at Christmas and other times. Somehow your music connects me back to my youth.
I don't know if you get notes like this very often. So I just want you to know there's a regular guy out there who appreciates your hard work and the grace you've shown.........Thanks, Tim
Pat Sajak Show
I became a fan of Dave's back in 1989 when I discovered him on the Pat Sajak show. My uncle and I watched the show each day. He mentioned that his friend's friend played sax in the pat sajak show band. After the show cancelled I continued to follow Dave as he came out with his first album in 1991. I immediately bought it and continued to buy all his albums as he released them year after year. I've been to several concerts of dave's and every show was 200 percent great show. He has always been so nice to talk to after the shows with all his fans. He even remembers my name everytime he sees me. I'm so glad to know Dave and to be a great fan of his........ Kelly Dacey
North Of The Border
My wife and I attended your concert at Aqua Caliente. We must admit that it was the first time we had been entertained by you. We are from Canada and the comparision we are about to make, you will understand. Your concert and all the entertainers that we were priviledged to watch was amazing. It would be difficult for the likes of Celine Dion or Shania Twain to match the entertainment value that we experienced attending your show. It was the best concert we have ever attended and we hope that you will make an effort to come "north of the border" to show Canadians your bountiful and amazing talent.
Thanks again...Dave & Debbie Kyle
You Make Me Smile...
My mom started dating my stepdad when I was 8 years old and he was/is a big jazz fan. Like many native Texans, the only music that I had ever listened to up until that point was country lol. He made her a mixtape and 'You Make Me Smile,' among other songs, was on the tape. I was obsessed! I can remember rewinding and fast forwarding to your song over and over again. We ended up going to see you at Caravana Dreams when I was 9. It was the first concert I had ever been to and I don't remember how, but I got to go back stage and meet you and the band. Mom says I just simply went up to the man guarding the entrance and asked. You signed a yellow peice of paper (which I still have) and jokingly offered me a beer. It's one of my favorite memories.
I went on to become a singer and started singing in bands when I was 16 years old. I only play acoustic gigs now for fun but you were a major influence for me and I just wanted to thank you for being so sweet to that 9yr old little girl.
My family and I saw you at the Bass Hall last night-it was the first time that we've seen you since Caravana Dreams. It was INCREDIBLE-not just because of the sentimental history but the music was amazing! I was moved to tears several times throughout the night and I couldn't have been more thrilled and surprised when you busted out with 'You Make Me Smile.' I sincerely hope that you will make this performance a tradition because we would love to make it a family tradition for us every Christmas as well!
Thank you for the wonderful memories!
Whitney Rae Ferguson
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