Love Is Strongest in Our Weakest Moments
From the title track through the culmination of the CD, Dave Rummans draws his listener into his world of integrity. Introspective and unabashedly candid, Rummans sings with his heart on his sleeve. Writing and performing what he affectionately calls contemporary folk, Rummans, a singer/songwriter hailing from the Pacific Northwest, creates music that relies as much on groove and dynamic expression as it does lyrical word-play and melody. The wide range of influences in his songwriting and musicianship treat the listener to a musical feast with a sound that is all his own. Dave entertains with memorable performances combining his personal experiences, an eyes-wide-open view of the world, and a common source from which audiences find their own connections. Delving into matters of the heart and head, Rummans' lyrics explore his kaleidoscopic vision of the world while his guitar speaks with strong, driving progressions and soft, delicate chords allowing space for a voice that rises from a whisper to powerful commanding crescendos. Produced by Nicole Campbell, 'Love Is Strongest In Our Weakest Moments' (Wrought Iron Records) is led primarily by Rummans's skilled guitar work and telling voice. A number of Portland luminaries; cellist Skip vonKuske, violinist Marilee Hord, pianist James Beaton, drummer Kevin Rankin, percussionist Leila Chieko and a host of vocal cameos from Little Sue, Nicole Campbell and McKinley help form the musical fabric of the album. Spending the last 10 years of his life split between Montana and Portland, Dave Rummans enjoys a significant underground following. The inventive Rummans travels frequently performing at unconventional shows and house concerts spanning the U.S. 'Be', Dave's first CD, was released in January of 1996 and he is a featured songwriter in the recently completed documentary The Originals Tour: Songwriters on the Verge. He began work on Love is Strongest In Our Weakest Moments in October of 2002. With the completion of Love is Strongest... you can now find Dave Rummans wandering the highways of the continental 48 sharing his music and his vision with those who find themselves fortunate enough to be in his audience.