|“Daylight” is the debut album from Webster Ave, a trio of industry veterans out of the NE of the U.S. Fourteen original compositions produced by the trio of Tony Mercadante, David Webster and Andrew Caturano cover the spectrum of roots rock, jazz, Americana, soul, R&B and blues with a smidgen of reggae.
David Webster, a native of Worcester Massachusetts, started playing acoustic guitar and 5-string banjo at age thirteen. Heavily influenced by the guitar stylings of Jimi Hendrix, Mike Bloomfield, Eric Clapton, and B.B. King, Webster has accompanied many roots and R&B artists including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and The Cadillacs. Dave moved to New York in 1973 where he worked as a writer and studio musician (Bob Dylan, Bette Midler, Peter Johnson, early Reggae artists and jingle sessions for commercial advertising). He signed his first song-writing deal with ABC Universal in 1979 and is also currently recording and playing live with his son, rapper, Chris Webby.
Andrew Caturano has been playing since early childhood. He studied modern percussion at Manhattan School of Music and has performed on Broadway in “Godspell” and “The Magic Show”. Andrew toured with Samantha Sang (“Emotions”) and has accompanied legendary performers Otis Rush, Otis Blackwell and Bo Diddley. He is a founding member of Howard Stern’s band, “Pig Vomit” and has recently released an instrumental CD with “Pig Vomit” guitarist Tim Curtin called “Short Order Guitarist”. He is currently writing, producing and performing music for radio, television and film for Pump Audio and Liberty Trax Music.
Tony Mercadante started out as a street corner singer in the Bronx, not far from “Webster Ave.”. He picked up the bass guitar after serving in the US Navy and never stopped playing. Tony worked with Andrew and Dave in a popular R&B band know as ‘Streetkid” and was also a founding member of “Pig Vomit”. Tony has recorded and performed with artists such as: Otis Blackwell, Otis Rush, Peter Crisps, Ace Fridley, Howard Stern, Michael Monroe, Allen Freedman, Garland Jeffries, Kendall Carson and Carrie Rodriguez. He has recently been recording and performing with John Platania and Songwriter Hall of Fame artist, Chip Taylor.