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Countrydave is English, but lived in the States for many years. After getting divorced he moved onto a small sailboat and sailed down the English Channel, across the Bay of Biscay to Spain, then down the Atlantic Coast of Spain and Portugal visiting Morocco before fetching up in the Canary Islands. At various ports he used his skills as a singer songwriter/busker to entertain fellow sailors and locals in bars and cafes along the way. After a while he sailed south to The Cape Verde Islands and fetched up in Mindelo on the Island of Sao Vicente, here he played for sportsfishermen and sailors along with anyone who wished to listen. Suprisingly for an island that is world re known for it's contribution to world music his sound was embraced by visitors and locals alike leading to a stint in the recording studio with Hernani Almeida to make a short CD to fullfill the requests by folks turning up at concerts. Countrydave is influenced by many artists, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waites, Townes van Zandt, Gillian Welch, Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, JJ Cale, Johnny Cash and many more. The recent Album "Lost at Sea" recorded in Mindelo is a sort of closure after losing just about everything in a bitter divorce from the woman he loved. Future plans include sailing across the Atlantic at some stage probably after recording some more songs that reflect his new found freedom.

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