Congratulations to Westwood for over 35 years together as an international band with all original members
Be watching for the new release-via FB-Dave German's Status- "The new EP is almost finished. Been working on 4 songs with Chet Bennett in his studio and mine. Should be done next week."
Dave German,of Westwood and Time Machine, along with accredited veteran producer, Chet Bennett, have actually become an international phenomenon, on their own accord. Westwood, may be one of the only bands world wide , with ALL original members in place , famous from sea to sea. Germany is the haven of this long time cutting crew.
Westwood is not only a name of a band, but a family of seasoned musician's , who make music for two reasons; listening and playing. (that was a sum up lol) If you asked any one member of the Westwood camp, why they continue to play music, we might need a wiki format.
On Chet's menu, we can add recording. Accredited veteran producer , Chief Mastering Engineer -CBS, EPIC, and COLUMBIA RECORDS-Chet Bennett is the wind beneath Westwood's wings. Not everyone can say they punched James Brown because he wouldn't pay- up for studio time, but Chet Bennett can. Listen here (Pika Radio) and take a trip with Chet, back to the days when Roy Orbison sent tapes to Vietnam (for Chet) that were never heard via damage from moisture from rice patties, and so many more studio stories.
On top of the highly acclaimed release of Jesse, Dave and Chet have announced yet another , music marvel collaboration, the two together (dream team) are gearing up, for an entirely new array of music projects, documentaries, and more.
Stay tuned and updated -via visiting the sites below-
BIO via Reverb Nation-from the artist-
Dave started playing guitar at the age of ten after years of lessons on piano and violin. After playing in a multitude of school bands, Dave's first professional appearance was playing weekends in a Denver bar band along with high school buddy Rusty Young (of Poco fame) in 1962.
Congratulations on Over 35 Years Together- Westwood Ft: Dave German-
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Dave played in several bands in and around Denver, often being asked to "sit in" when a regular guitar player was sick or couldn't make the gig. During Dave's Denver days he also played lead guitar for Sonny & Cher, Glen Campbell, and Freddy Cannon on their Midwest tours in 1965. Dave joined the Army on a four-year enlistment in 1966 and was out of the music scene until 1970.
After moving to Europe (Germany) in 1972, Dave started playing the folk music scene as a single until joining up with two German nationals to form the band Westwood in 1975. It was in Mannheim, Germany, in 1976 that Dave met up with Rusty Young again at Poco's "Indian Summer" European tour. Rusty gave Dave a nickel-plated Dobro to use on Westwood's first LP.
Altogether, Westwood released three LPs in 1976, 1980, and 1982, along with several singles, all containing songs written exclusively by Dave. The 1980 LP, "Winner Takes All", made the hit parade in Germany, shot Westwood to the top, and resulted in a full touring calendar.
After around a thousand live concerts, all one-night stands, in conjunction with the corresponding radio and TV appearances, Westwood got a severe case of "burn-out" and disbanded in 1984. Dave returned to the States in 1986 and settled in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1997, Dave agreed to do a reunion concert with his old band Westwood in Germany. This one "reunion concert" turned into nine sold out concerts over a three-week period and Dave has been returning to Germany on an annual basis to play a nostalgic tour with Westwood. "Currently, however, Dave is busy writing songs and working together with Chet Bennett to promote Colorado Mountain Music!" Also, Westwood will be together 39 years next year.From Dave German, " Westwood is coming over for 2 weeks next April to record the next CD in my studio here in Divide, CO. Chet will be recording and producing us. It will be our first USA/Germany release ever! We'll do mixes; one for the States and one for Germany."