David Mallett

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s

Biography

1950, Maine, New England, USA. One of country singer Dave Mallett’s most poignant songs is ‘My Old Man’, in remembrance of his father. By the age of 10, Mallett was performing as a country duo with his brother Neil. Following several years as a performer in clubs and coffee-houses, Mallett befriended Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul And Mary and they co-produced his debut, which included ‘Garden Song’, also recorded by Stookey himself, John Denver, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie. His first albums were issued under the name of David Mallett but he has worked as Dave Mallett since Vital Signs. He has written several songs with Hal Ketchum, notably ‘Old Soldiers’ and ‘Daddy’s Oldsmobile’. Ketchum was featured along with Nanci Griffith, Michael Johnson and Kathy Mattea on this town. His compositions include ‘Red Red Rose’ (Emmylou Harris). He said, ‘In your twenties you find your tools; in your thirties, you...

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