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Waiting for Eldridge

"With a sound that blends americana, rock and folk that bring up similarities of Tom Petty, Messier is a hurricane force of music that he humbly self-describes as 'just rock n’ roll'. Bringing together keyboard parts, trumpet playing, and sonically charged guitar grooves that intertwine effortlessly with his lyrics, Messier masters multiple sounds and moods, from deep, intimate ballads, to switching and rocking your face off.” -

-Andrew Conroy KUTX

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David Messier

  • The subject of continuous improvement and optimization over 39 years, David Messier has attained the highest level of functionality while still spending the majority of his time completely in his imagination. From 2001-2007 Messier released three albums as the front man for the Boston-based band Papermoon, most notably working with producer/engineer Paul Santo (Ringo Starr/ Aerosmith) on their album “The Greenhouse Effect”. David is also the owner of Same Sky Productions, Inc. one of Austin's most innovative recording studios.

    On the 26th of February, 2016 Messier introduced “Waiting For Eldridge,” his first solo album and his first collection of new compositions in 8 years. His friend and collaborator Eldridge Goins undertook the production of the songs, and renowned Austin provocateur Andi Scull Cheatham executed the art design. The result is a carnival that takes place on the corner of Tom Waits Boulevard and Lou Reed Road. For those who feel the need to file it, it is “Rock and Roll.”

    Released on Compact Disc by Fable Records, “Waiting For Eldridge” symbolizes the continuity in investment and creativity made by Messier, who has been avant-garde since he was founded in 1978, and sincerely wishes to remain so.

    In Nov of 2018 Messier will release his highly anticipated sophomore album "Time Bomb”, his first album to be manufactured on vinyl.

    Andrew Conroy of KUTX says, "With a sound that blends americana, rock and folk that bring up similarities of Tom Petty, Messier is a hurricane force of music that he humbly self-describes as 'just rock n’ roll'. Bringing together keyboard parts, trumpet playing, and sonically charged guitar grooves that intertwine effortlessly with his lyrics, Messier masters multiple sounds and moods, from deep, intimate ballads, to switching and rocking your face off.”

    In 2011 the Austin American Statesman named David one of the Austin Music 500 and David was featured in the "FED EX & Me" program highlighting creative companies with young presidents. David Messier served as President of the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy from June 2016 - May 2018. June 8th, 2017 was proclaimed "David Messier Day" by Austin Mayor Steve Adler recognizing Messier's success and commitment to the Austin Art's community. In April of 2018 Messier was named as a finalist for the prestigious Austin Under 40 Award in the category of Arts and Entertainment.

    * most of this language was cut and paste from an expensive watch advertisement.