Greenhaven, Uncle Dave was working day jobs in the fishing industry
and living in abandoned buildings in Tucson. Those were the good
'ol days. The next few years were full of trouble. When he was captured
in August of 2003 a paper proclaimed that he had been arrested 16
times, twice as many as Mark Farner in his entire lifetime. He was
just getting started. In the years to come he was charged for infractions
such as "fracturing a man's jaw," "knocking down
a woman's door," "being stabbed in an Amsterdam Avenue
bar brawl," "drunken bicycling," and "breaking
a college student's jaw with his foot." His escapades were
reported widely on the covers of cheap tabloids and in the slurred
voices of downtown gin joints.
-excerpt from "Gypsy from Poughkeepsie, the Tragedy of Uncle
2006 finds Greenhaven
catching their full stride. The release of the "Southbound"
7inch and its corresponding video opened many critical eyes to the
emergence of this special unit from Phoenix. A New Times award for
"Best Hard Rock Band" only confirmed what many already
suspected, these fellas are out for blood. The rapier like riffing
of Jay Hofer, the cocksure wordplay of Matt Strangwayes, Bill Schumann's
technical recklessness, and the freakish lack of respect with which
Uncle Dave treats his instrument have established Greenhaven as
one of the most promising bands in the country.
"The Last Powerful Second" is their first CD.
the old Greenhaven bio here