Harp Trouble in Heaven
David Roche lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and kids. He's a seasoned musician who\'s passionate new recording "Harp Trouble in Heaven" (exquisitely produced by Rob Morsberger) is all about love in the life of a guy who's got his hands full being an involved father while trying to slog through the daily grind. \'From the mundane to the overwhelming, there\'s all sorts of harp trouble in heaven. But you\'re in heaven.\' Roche comes from a family of singers and you can tell (The Roches are his sisters). His voice soars easily around his original tunes, breaking with heartache, but never self pity. These are songs about real life, but he manages to let us see his life from the inside out without cynicism or defense. \'Everybody loves their kids and I\'m no different than anyone on this point. I wanted to acknowledge the people in my life and having gotten this far. To be thankful for it and celebrate it. On this record I recognize the things that are the most important to me although I might not express that every day while I\'m running around like a crazy person trying to keep up my standard of living.\' Besides writing songs since he was five years old, he honed his craft in the New York clubs and concert venues all around the United States. He tours occasionally, performing his songs or accompanying his various family members on guitar and piano . Another one of his favorite live gigs is lead guitar player in \'Paranoid Larry\'s Imaginary Band\' He\'s produced a few obscure and wonderful albums of music by other artists at his studio in Brooklyn. As a sound engineer he has a long resume as a sound recordist on all sorts of film & TV and he is the house monitor engineer for the CBS Saturday Early Show\'s \'Second Cup Cafe\'. The many experiences on location inform some of the songwriting as is evidenced very directly by the song \'CVN77\' which was written while documenting the building of the George Herbert Walker Bush aircraft carrier. There is an urgency about "Harp Trouble In Heaven", songs like "Love This Child" go right to the heart of the matter. The haunting opener, "Peace and Quiet" reminds us from many angles to be careful what you wish for. "No Last Laugh", a co-write with his wife, Mary Mullally, is another kind of love song to a lost lover who is down on his luck. Roche keeps it in perspective with the delightful "Harp Trouble In Heaven", having a good laugh at himself and the rest of us who are trying to deal with post 9/11 life in America. This is a guy who makes it look like a great idea to grow up. As he says in "As Good As it Gets", hey little boy in the dream now here\'s one delightful scene where the whole world comes clean and the future is redeemed standing in that cloud of dust the little boy on the bus and both those thumbs are up yeah both those thumbs are up.