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    Default DLR connection to Jeff Falkowski

    I probably missed this, but note that Dave's new Ice Cream Man is with Jeff Falkowski. And on his web site, Jeff indicates that he's been Dave's guitar teacher and collaborator for several years. Is that the extent of their partnership? For some reason, I missed this if it's old news - thanks for any updates.
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    That's cool.


    Who the fuck is Jeff Falkowski?

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    I posted a song of theirs in the other thread.

    This is just a guess, but I would hazard that DLR has recorded a bunch of stuff with him just as he has with John 5, and is probably waiting until after his VH days are done to release them.
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    http://www.jefffalkowski.com/

    Jeff Falkowski is a New York City based guitarist best know for his playing and recordings with David Lee Roth from 2004 to 2011. He has also been Dave's guitar teacher throughout this time.

    Jeff also plays guitar and bass in sessions and live performances with several different acts, including Blake Fleming of The Mars Volta, scored music for ESPN Friday Night Fights and several independent movies. He has performed on Fox TV's Fearless Music which is broadcast all over the U.S. and internationally and has played on live-in-studio radio broadcasts with the band Electric Black. He is also a well established guitar and bass teacher in Manhattan.

    Jeff is from New York but after high school moved to L.A. and formed the band Opus Fluke. They earned early rave reviews and an eventual record deal with V2 Records. After they disbanded he headed to Palm Springs, CA at the behest of Chris Goss (Producer of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) to play guitar in a band called SpeedQueen he'd be producing. They put out several releases on Imagine That Records while keeping up a heavy touring schedule on the west coast.

    After several years on the west coast Jeff moved back to Manhattan in his home state of New York. There he made friends with Jim Kimball who ran Ludlow Guitar in NYC. So one day when David Lee Roth walked into the his shop and informed him that he'd just moved to the neighborhood and was in need of a guitar teacher, he quickly volunteered Jeff. About an hour later he was meeting Dave, who was sitting curbside drinking margaritas and making friends fast. He told Jeff he wanted to learn Django Reinhardt, gypsy jazz, flamenco, Brazilian world beat, salsa, rumba, reggae, and a few things Jeff had never even heard of. For the next several years Jeff went on one the great musical journeys of all time with a truly legendary performer, master musician, tireless worker and all around spectacular human being. Learning and playing numerous styles, arranging big band and ragtime piano into pieces for 2 guitars.

    They eventually went into the studio in 2007 to record some of the music they'd been working on. This includes Take Sarava, a song that has Dave singing in Portuguese (He takes Portuguese lessons in spare time). It was yet another outstanding experience. To be playing the same role as some of most revered guitarists in history must have been somewhat surreal. After playing together for several years their musical chemistry is obvious from the outset which leads to an ultimately engaging performance of a beautiful song. Since first seeing the light of day for the first time in July 2008 it has been setting the blogs and forums on fire all over the world while receiving air play on radio stations all over the country.

    Jeff's trademark from the time he began playing guitar at the age of 6 has been his love of music. Since then he's put all that love, passion, and dedication into every performance and project he's part of. The chorus from Take Sarava translates to, "All I need is music and a road to walk on." That has been and always will be the theme of his life.

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    Thanks - never heard of Jeff but it's clear he's a DLR BFF. Dave brought him to Tokyo, they share ice cream, hit the studio, etc.!
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    Thanks for posting. Always wanted more info on that tune.

    It was played on the radio? All over the country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFVH5150 View Post
    Thanks for posting. Always wanted more info on that tune.

    It was played on the radio? All over the country?
    It shot like a bullet up the Portuguese charts!
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    Jeff Lebowski?

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    I had never heard of this guy before. Thanks for posting the info on who he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    It shot like a bullet up the Portuguese charts!
    "If you're records aren't in Tahiti then they aren't anywhere else" - DLR .

    That guy Jeff is a really good guitarist . The ICM man vid you posted has some tasty stuff in there .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    I had never heard of this guy before. Thanks for posting the info on who he is.
    Agreed . Never heard of him until yesterday , thanks to this awesome site ! I'm wondering why I've never heard of him ? Seems like he's Dave's new twin and BFF . Surprised no one has brought this up before - or at least I haven't read about it . Huh ...
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    Dave's "guitar teacher"?

    The guys in a band with the greatest that ever played. Surely, he must have picked up a few things over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Dave's "guitar teacher"?

    The guys in a band with the greatest that ever played. Surely, he must have picked up a few things over the years.
    This Jeff guy seems to be someone who has hung around with Dave quite a bit . Even outside of an actual practice/gig situation . He seems like more of a friend who also happens to be a musician and tutor .

    I don't think Ed and Roth ever really had that dynamic to their relationship . Nor do I think that Ed could really be bothered with it .
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    DLR's a finger picker, I don't think Ed could show him much in that area, per Ed himself, "I can't chicken pick for shit".

    I have never even seen DLR play an electric guitar. I am sure he has, but I have never seen him do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    DLR's a finger picker, I don't think Ed could show him much in that area, per Ed himself, "I can't chicken pick for shit".

    I have never even seen DLR play an electric guitar. I am sure he has, but I have never seen him do it.
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