If there was ever a DWAB live band, I would do everything I could to make sure that David Hanna was a part. To date, David is the only person who has worked on a complete DWAB production, and then some….
After Folk Songs broke up and Sam and Ben now both living in North Carolina, my music production quieted down a bit. By this point, although still involved in music, my interest in playing live had died down a bit. I still played an occasional solo acoustic show, but they were few and far between.
Then one day, I ran into David, an old high school friend. He was back in town for a while and had just started playing drums. He had re-listened to DWAB’s debuthe was one of the first people to buy a copyand although he wasn’t really into it when he first got it, he had recently come to change his opinion. Simply stated, he thought it would be cool to try playing some music together, and I was willing to try it out.
For a new drummerfor any drummer for that matterDavid rocked. We usually practiced Tuesdays and Thursdays after my evening college classes. Usually, we worked on just one or two songs at a time, then when they were ready to be recorded, we went into the studio with John. Once the songs were recorded, they were retired. We recorded the One Final Episode In Our Attempts At Persistence 10” mini-LP and the “DWAB vs. Ben” 7” in this manner, and I was extremely happy with the results.
Anyway, eventually David disappeared again, just like he did after high school, and we’ve been out of touch with each other for most of this time. Some time ago, he gave me a tape with a random assortment of some stuff he had recorded on his own. It’s great stuff, and I truly hope he plans to continue with his music….