Dave Molter PARS469
Dave Molter joins Bill to chat about his newest release, Mid-Century Man, on episode 469. An accomplished veteran of the Pittsburgh, Midwest and East Coast music scenes since 1965, Dave counts The Beatles as his primary influence. Dave’s bands have released singles on Buddah Records (“I Hear You Knockin'” by BlueByrd, 1970) and Western World Records (“Boogie, Boogie, Boogie” by Pyewacket, 1973). His bands have opened for The Rascals; Chicago; The Allman Brothers Band; Bloodrock; Night Ranger and others.
He continues to play with his own band, Retrograyed, and the Danny Gochnour Band as well as subbing with Bill Toms and Hard Rain. In the recent past he has played with Johnny Angel & the Halos, the Paul Martino All-Star Band, Mojo Jojo (a British Invasion-era cover band) and Johnny Angel’s All Star Jam Band.
Segment 1 with Dave Molter
- I want to get this out of the way right off the bat, not only are you a musician, but you’re an award winning columnist. Have the 2 things ever clashed?
- If we were going to hang out, and you were in charge of the music, what would we listen to?
- How did you get started as a musician, and who has been your biggest supporter over the years?
- I teach social studies, if I were to find you in one of my textbooks, what would the topic be that I’d be teaching?
- If you could go back in time and follow one band around for a year, who would you follow?
- Tell me about your song, Mid-Century Man.
- Having been a musician for a number of years, what advice would you give to someone that wanted to start a band in today’s environment? How has the invention of the internet changed the music business?
- Who are the unsigned bands that you think we should check out?
- What is something that your fans would be surprised to learn about you?
- If you could live the movie Rock Star, which band would you front?
- Where can we get a copy of your music and do you have any upcoming shows that you’d like to mention?