New York-based David Massengill has been involved in folk music, particularly the New York Fast Folk community, for over two decades. Renowned as a brilliant writer of songs noted for their universally applicable themes and their faithfulness to American folk traditions, he has also earned a reputation as an excellent guitarist and mountain dulcimer player, in addition to being a top-notch storyteller. Massengill released two independent cassettes - Great American Bootleg Tape in 1987 and Kitchen Tape in 1987 - both received rave reviews throughout the folk community. He has since signed to Flying Fish Records, releasing Coming Up for Air in 1992 and Return in late 1995. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Music Guide