Garrison Fewell’s Review of RIDE
"Excellent song writing and well-hewn lyrics, full of good feeling vibrations that roll like giant waves over the parched earth of today's pop culture. If you know David Stockdale, on his new recording "Ride" you will hear the story behind the man; jubilant, intelligent and thoughtfully ironic. My favorite is "Mouth Like Jeanne Moreau." And how could it be otherwise with such a brilliant and intriguing title? Great instrumentation with well-balanced arrangements make this project a long awaited, welcome addition to Stockdale's discography."
- Garrison Fewell - author, performer, composer and freelance music critic
Guitarist Garrison Fewell has established himself as a distinctive voice throughout his 30-year career. Critics have called him “one of today’s most personal guitar players” (Boston Phoenix), “an assured stylist with a strong sense of tradition” (The New Yorker), “a player of virtuosity and swinging intensity” (UPI), and “refined, passionate, and inspiring” (Guitar Player). His diverse discography as a leader for labels such as Soul Note, Koch, Accurate, Splasc(H) and Boxholder counts multiple titles ranked on best of the year lists in publications like Coda, Guitar Player, Musica Jazz, the Boston Music Awards and his hometown Philadelphia Inquirer. Prominent sidemen on his recordings include saxophonist John Tchicai, pianists Fred Hersch, Jim McNeely and George Cables, bassists Cecil McBee and Steve LaSpina, and drummers Billy Hart and Matt Wilson.