Road Poets Videos

Each month I will release one or two songs along with Road Poets videos. Yesterday Motel is already out as of march 29th, Too Big To Fail comes out with Old Technology as it’s B side on April 22.

Road Poest album cover by Dave Teichroeb
Road Poets album Cover. Available on bandcamp.

Too Big To Fail is epic tale of the history of mankind. It starts with evolution and ends with Ai. It’s riffy rock song, with bass solos by Kelly Field and guitar solos by guest Steve Knox. Old Technology is and old song from the 90’s. Once The band started playing it we had so much fun we couldn’t help include it on the album Road Poets. These Road Poets videos are the first 3 of 10 that will eventually be created.

Dave Teichroeb writes story songs. Layered lyrics telling the tales of humanity. Whether rocking with his band Road Poets or playing a house concert solo, Teichroeb is a captivating song writer and performer. March 29th saw the worldwide release of his new 10 song album Road Poets on Bandcamp. Single releases will waterfall to the streaming services through March – August 2024. Yesterday Motel is streaming now with Too Big To Fail and Old Technology releasing April 22(Earth Day)

Album Release Events

Road Poets Album release events promo card

Press Release, March 19. 2024

Road Poets cover art from Dave Teichroeb, Album release events
Album Release Events are April 6 on Gabriola and April 13th at the Queens Hotel

Dave Teichroeb’s new album, ROAD POETS, is finished! Fans have two great album release events to help celebrate the launch. The first is a listening party (think audio art opening) at the Gabriola Theatre Centre April6th 6:30-9pm. The album will be played on a stellar sound system. Eye candy videos for the songs will be shown on a screen. Enjoy mingling and the chance to meet many of the folks responsible for creating the new album. Admission is by donation. 

And on April 13th 7-9 pm, head on over to The Queen’s in Nanaimo for a full-on album release concert. The Queen’s is one of the best performance spaces on the west coast still supporting local, live music.

From 90’s rocker to Texas styled singer/songwriter, Dave Teichroeb is back with this 10 song rock album. Teichroeb pulls the best from his 70’s and 80’s influences, and blends this with his love of modern Americana music. His first full album recording in 15 years is a knockout punch of catchy, riff -driven, story songs. ROAD POETS feels old and new. Teichroeb talk/sings his words like poetry with clever turns of phrase and insight into the human condition. The world is reflected back to us locally and globally through his thoughtful eyes.

Co-produced with Ron Cote, ROAD POETS was recorded and mixed on Gabriola using Ron’s Road Runner mobile studio. Road Poets, the band, is Dave Teichroeb (vocals/guitar), Kelly Field (bass) and Andreas Kahre (drums). Musical guests include Brad Shipley (guitar), Tina Jones (vocals), Pierre Schryer( fiddle), Nico Rhodes (keys), Fraser Gabbott (harp), Brian McMahon (sax), Kathy McKintyre & Chris Jams (backing vocals), Andrew Claydon (trombone), Steve Knox (guitar), Lewis Mellville (banjo) and Jeff Bird (theremin).

Concert On The Green with Road Poets

Road Poets at Concert On The Green

Concert On The Green with Road Poets is the biggest show we will do this year and we hope you can make it out, Attendance is usually between 1,000 – 1,500!

Road Poets will be performing at August 10 at 5 pm -6pm at the Gabriola Golf Club

Special guest, Nico Rhodes on keys. We will be debuting our new album during the 45 minutes set.

Road Poets at Concert ON the Green

Concert On The Green with Road Poets will be a seriously rockin’ good time. Think Neil Young and Crazy Horse meets the Talking Heads. Bluesy, riff driven tunes written by lead singer, Dave Teichroeb. The occasional ballad. Poetic songs about Gabriola, aging, broken homes, travelling, climate change, love, technology, and the pandemic get woven in.

The band showcases a diverse range of Gabriola talent: Dave Teichroeb (guitar/vocals), Kelly Field (bass) and Andreas Kahre (drums). It’s not uncommon for musical guests to be added in at live shows. Road Poets is currently recording a full-length album with Gabriola recording engineer/producer Ron Cote.

Road Poets – June 10 at The Gabriola Golf Course

Road Poets at Concert On The Green

$25 and doors at 7pm. Please reserve by e-transfer at:

Road Poets playing in Nanaimo

Music and videos:

An exciting night of original roots music with an opening set by Gabriola singing comedian Kerry Unger. Road Poets will perform two sets of their quirky insightful story songs. (One set of their soon to be released 10 song album and one of new material.)Road Poets is Dave Teichroeb, Kelly Field and Andreas Kahre. Kerry Unger is a “not to be missed” comedian who sings songs about Gabriola funny stuff. 

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I’ve been growing my hair. It’s like a game beard except this is an album mop. Road Poets have been busy finishing the recording for our new 10 song album which will be released in the fall. Special guests include Nico Rhodes, Pierre Schryer, Brad Shipley, Lewis Melville, Stephen Fearing, Brian McMahon, Andrew Clayden, Kathy McIntyre, Chris Jams, Jeff Bird and Steve Knox. Recorded By Ron Cote, Dave Teichroeb and several of the musicians in home studios, it is now being mixed by Ron Cote. Ron is well known as the guy doing mixing at many Gabriola Island events. But he also has an interesting past that saw him record many well know music acts. International acts like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Blue Oyster Cult, Ramones to Doug and the Slugs in Vancouver. Look for Road Poets songs to leaked out in advance of our fall album release.

Yes there’s more!
We are also very excited to perform at this years Concert On The Green on August 10th with special guest Nico Rhodes. It is the yearly fundraiser by the Gabriola Lions that supports so many important Island groups and individuals. The headliner is the Powder Blues Band.

Road Poets Rock the Skol Pub

Road Poets at the Skol, Gabriola

June 18th saw Gabriola’s own Road Poets ROCK the Skol Pub. It was night where all the pieces came together. That would be three pieces, as the band is now a three piece. Back when Rob was in the band and before Fraser, Road Poets were developing nicely as a three piece. Well game on cause the band ripped through two 50 minute sets. Lots of jamming and solos. A new tune – Memory Lane. A few old ones that haven’t seen the light of day for a year or two – Stale Date, Hurricane and Gabriola.

Here’s a few pics courtesy of Melanie.

Road Poets Rock the Skol Pub
Getting our GIF on!!
Road Poets at The Skol

Hey all! See you at the next show tentatively scheduled for August. In the meantime give us a call or message to get your Road Poets T.

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Road Poets Perform On Gabriola

As part of the Gabriola Live series, Road Poets perform on Gabriola at the Community Hall. The set will feature mostly music we have been recording for our new album.

Road Poets Perform On Gabriola

Our set list will include: No Place Like Home, Goodbye Kiss, Warmer On The Coast, How The West Was Won, Yesterday Motel, Yesterday, Pretend To Be Alive, Old Technology, Together, Where Are You, Breathing In Time, Year Or Two, Too Big To Fail and a new one called Shaken Not Stirred.

When Road Poets Perform On Gabriola you get to dance and mingle!!!

In other news we are busy recording tracks with Ron Cote of Road Runner Mobile. Ron has recorded with many major acts over the years, including Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ramones, Blue Oyster Cult and Doug and The Slugs.

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It is important to know musicians really only make money when they play live. All the other stuff is essentially ways to promote and keep the fans and audience connected to their music and careers. Times have changed from when an artist sold CDs at record stores, online or at concerts. It’s very important to FOLLOW the artist. This is their connection to you. Each time they upload music you’ll be told about it. It also helps them gain credibilty and more inclusion in the streaming service’s official playlists. When a musican is added to an official playlist it’s almost the same as what getting played on the radio was in the “old days”. Help feed the algorithym.

Streaming Services Don’t Pay Musicians… Much

I also need to mention this about streaming. Most musicians get so little from the streaming services the music is essentially free. Below is a chart showing average payouts. From a high of .01 cents per stream on Amazon to .0001 cents per play on Youtube. An example on Spotify is 1000 streams would make the artist $3. About enough for a beer. Buy your favourite artist a beer when you see them too!

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Always find another way to pay for your Gabriola music on streaming services. Band Camp allows Artists to sell their music directly to you. (Some Artists will only stream through Band Camp bcause they offer this.) Throw a big tip at the market when they play live. Pay to watch their online concerts. Buy a ticket to see their concert. Go to their website and buy a CD or other merchandise. Spotify allows artists to post a link for you to send money directly to the artist. My link is to fundraise for a new CD.


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See you on the lawn this summer, Dave Teichroeb

Year Or Two – A Pandemic Song for the Lockdown

It’s been almost a year since I wrote YEAR OR TWO – a pandemic song. I planned to record it in December with Kelly Field, Rob Remmurda & Ron Cote. We will record it as band but for now here’s the lockdown version & video. (Please subscribe to my Youtube channel as well).

Other music and videos are found here

Year Or Two

6 feet apart or 6 feet under
Masking my face, living like a prepper
Plexi glass between me an you
They say we get it back in a year or two
Isolation suits me fine I keep my distance, stand in line
Almost out money, rents overdue
They say we get it all back in a year or two 

A year or two, a year or two, Where you gonna be in a year or two?

Old folks dying alone and scared
Front line workers treated unfair
Just like you I don’t know what to do
They say we get it all back in a year or two
Ready or not, here I come
You've been tagged, but the game ain’t done
I made it home free, but what about you
They say we’ll get it back in a year or two 

A year or two, a year or two, Where you gonna be in a year or two?

Jets stopped flying oil stayed in the ground
The whole world breathed took a look around
Said “this aint no Kobayashi Maru"
Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few
Needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few
They say we’ll get it back in a year or two 

A year or two, a year ot two, Where you gonna be in a year or two?
(Dave Teichroeb 2020).

Gabriola Songs Release Concert Raises $4,000 for PHC

Gabriola Song, Dave Teichroeb, Gabriola Single

The sold out Gabriola Songs CD concert was a roaring success with over twenty acts performing! I produced the CD and organized the concert with Ivan Bulic and Gerry Stefason. Many other volunteers helped out to make this one of the great musical nights on Gabriola.

$4000 was raised for People For a Healthy Community!

Thank you, thank you!

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Happy to see music help the community