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Shifting Borders Album

by Dave Kline Band

Shifting Borders will be released on September 1, 2017. Join us for the CD release party at Blues Alley on September 18, 2017.

Dave's European roots led to an exploration of music from around the world – including middle eastern, African, Asian, flamenco, Caribbean, Latin and other influences – fused with the blues, rock and folk he grew up with in London. Classical upbringing on the violin gave him chops. Jamming on contemporary music honed his skills at improvising and taking musical chances.


After moving to the USA, Dave toured East and West coasts, including performances with Dwight Yoakam. Two albums later, with live appearances including DC's premier jazz club Blues Alley with jazz legend Chick Corea, and with his own band at the prestigious Blues Alley, Gypsy Sally's, the Smithsonian, and numerous festivals and clubs in the area, Dave has now recorded his third album full of beautifully captured and catchy compositions.

Dave shares his more recent musical visions with the fabulous musicians who have appeared with him live and on the new album. Fernando Mojica on guitar is native to Colombia but now resides in the US; Jon Laine on drums and percussion is from Virginia with his heritage in Haiti. Special guests on the album include Cheikh Ndoye from Senegal, West Africa on bass; French Canadian Lynn Veronneau on vocalese; Argentinian Emmanuel Trifilio on bandoneon; Dan Paul, USA on keyboards. The personnel on this recording, in their diversity and unique musical characters, personify Shifting Borders.

While maintaining a sophisticated yet approachable urban sound, Dave continues to reach out and stretch his original instrumental compositions to the borders of undiscovered territory. This led to the development of the new album and its title - Shifting Borders. While this refers to the musical twists, turns and combinations, it also captures his personal journey across the globe, as well as the challenges of the changing nature of the world we live in. It is Dave's hope that music will contribute to a better resolution of the world's struggles, improve the rights of man and increase cultural tolerance.