"Specter straddles the line
between blues and jazz ...simultaneously sophisticated and
raunchy, and always swinging with lots of feeling."
- Jazz Times
"Effortlessly weaving jazzy
precision into smoky, blues-inflected
guitar rumblings, Dave Specter establishes himself as a definitive
player in the hepcat instrumental arena."
- Living Blues
"Emotion-laden and incisive, it's Specter's guitar work
you'll remember." -Guitar World
"Spectified is an album that is not only purely
instrumental, it is also an album that is instrumentally pure... musical
magic” -The Blues Report
rare example of an instrumental set which loses nothing with repeated
listens—and its ability to put a smile on the face only seems to grow
with each successive spin."
-All About Jazz
playing is smooth and soulful....His production work is impeccable." - Blues Revue
"Specter is a stylish Stratocaster star with a
deathgrip on classic blues guitar sensibilities."- Pulse
"Dave Specter is a phenomenal talent... in more
adventurous times could have topped the charts" - About.com Blues
"If contemporary blues has a fast track, Dave Specter
is on it...one of the circuit's most tasteful guitarists." -Chicago Tribune
Vintage Guitar magazine feature
article and review Jan. 2011 issue.
biography and reviews are also listed in The All Music Guide to the
Blues, MusicHound Blues - the Essential Album Guide, The Big
Book of Blues and dozens of other blues publications. Dave makes a
cameo appearance in Andrew Vachss' crime fiction mystery novel Safe