Dave Townsend resides in Rochester, N.Y., and has been a music lover ever since he got his first transistor radio around 1966. Over the years he has been steadily filling up his house with records, tapes and CDs -- he keeps telling himself he can never have too many. While he likes a variety of music, he has always been drawn particularly to folk and Celtic music. While in high school he remembers the thrill of discovering groups like Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Pentangle. While at Emerson College, he did a folk music show on WERS in Boston; he currently does sound for and is on the board of directors of Heartland Concerts, a local folk music concert series. He also works full-time for a local healthcare agency and part-time for a local public access TV facility.

Writing for Rambles.NET has been an enjoyable way for Dave to improve his writing skills and discover some new music.

Reviews by Dave include:

Acoustic Alchemy

Beth Amsel
The Reverie

Sherry Austin
Love Still Remains

Qristina & Quinn Bachand

The Baltimore Consort
The Mad Buckgoat: Ancient Music of Ireland

Kate Barclay
Sunshine From Mars

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Drum Hat Buddha

Connie & Paul
Dancing in the Moonlight

Cowboy Junkies
One Soul Now

Heather Dale
May Queen
This Endris Night
The Road to Santiago
The Trial of Lancelot

Kris Delmhorst
Songs for a Hurricane

Connie Dover
The Border of Heaven

Soft Breeze & Tsunami Breaks

Ensemble Galilei
The Mystic & the Muse

The Lucky Few

Melissa Ferrick
The Other Side

Stephanie Fix

Jeffrey Foucault
Stripping Cane

Annie Gallup
Half of My Crime

Abbie Gardner
Wishes on a Neon Sign

Glengarry Bhoys
The Gathering

John Gorka
Old Futures Gone

Tracy Grammer
The Verdant Mile

The Gumboots
Search for a Passage

Christina Harrison

Caroline Herring
Golden Apples of the Sun


Mary Knickle

Jenn Lindsay
Perfect Handful

Lisa Lynne
Maiden's Prayer

Kate McDonnell
Where the Mangoes Are

The McKrells
Hit the Ground Running

Pamela Morgan
On a Wing & a Prayer

Sometimes When the Moon is High

Night Sun

Paul & Storm
Opening Band


Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
Let Freedom Ring

Lisa Sandell
Little Reason

Colleen Sexton
Greatest Find

Martin Simpson
The Bramble Briar

Chris Smither
Time Stands Still

Amy Speace
Songs for Bright Street

Amilia K. Spicer

Devon Sproule
Keep Your Silver Shined

Miriam Stockley
Second Nature

Maireid Sullivan
Never Drift Apart

Martha Tilston
Machines of Love & Grace
Real: Live at the Union Chapel

various artists
The Best of Celtic Woman

Anne Walker

We're About 9

Robin & Linda Williams
Visions of Love

Laura Wolfe

Bethany Yarrow
Deep Folk

Benjamin J. Luft
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