David Graff (from the album Supposed to Fly available as a self-release)
It is not the great beyond but the great what-if’s that David Graff faces in “Supposed to Fly”, listing missteps and pitfalls that plague the promise life offered in the title track for his recent release. In his personal/professional life, David Graff has flown into multiple mediums for his art. Beginning as a touring drummer in his native southern Alberta, moving on to guitar and songwriting before relocating to Vancouver and recording in Los Angeles in the late 80’s/early 90’s. David Graff’s creative energy turned to visual art by the late 1990’s and a move to Bowen Island in British Columbia found him combining metallic leaf, transparent color glazes and high sheen resin that gained recognition for his art. He circled back to music in 2010, again by drumming, and put together a new batch of tracks to head into the studio with backing band The Continental Grifters for Supposed to Fly.
David Graff dances a waltz before grabbing a seat at “Best Bar in Hell” as Supposed to Fly saddles up a Country ramble to head west into “Tough City”, follows the patter of banjo notes across the Soft Rock of “The Only One I’ve Got”, and stutters out a beat to lay out a challenge in “Another Way to Hurt Me”. Twang touches the Folk Rock for “Suzanne”, honky tonk Country revs up for “I Love My Truck”, and dreamy Rock drifts lazily along “Vapour Trail”, David Graff shapeshifting the audio backing for the tracks while maintaining his signature on each tune. Supposed to Fly adds some hard Blues to the road bar reality and Country-tinged advice in “Can’t Trust That Woman (After Dark)” while David Graff puts a triphammer heartbeat under “Watch Over the Ones I Love” and claims the skin he wears as a wanderer searching for love in “Blue”.
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