Thank you for visiting this site! As of January 2014 the ROCK - IT project is still in progress, and in post-production. All twenty-eight minutes of film and all of the music has been recorded. The next thing will be the long process of editing.
Some people may want to know why we have done this and hopefully you will understand that the motivation is not money, but merely for the love and the remembrance of a really great person, a " world-class " musician and frankly, one hell of a guy!
David Shriver was all the things that the lyrics describe and then some. You can't put into words, especially in under five minutes about what a cool and fascinating individual that he was. This writer and co-creator of the Rock-It song and film project was blessed to have been David's friend. We met in the early 1980's and played in a band together for several years after David moved to the Pacific Northwest from his worldly travels and fame to in a way, retire. But he never did stop or even slow down. Instead he raised a family and opened several businesses and immersed himself into multiple levels of music from symphony, to Jazz orchestras and to small combo show-groups. He never stopped. Right up to the time he became ill David was my Bassist in my band. I had been away from the area for a few years and when I returned to the Northwest, he was the first musician I contacted and we started playing music together professionally almost immediately. David also played his Bass on my 2009 CD release " Road Of Dreams ". It would be his final music mastery in a recording studio and I am very proud that he recorded with me, given all the works of his previous life all over the world on the concert stage, studios and television performances in front of millions of people.
Dave was a gentle soul with a deep conscientious respect for others, for animals and for the environment. He was a man of faith and a man who enjoyed family and friends. David was known for his Spokesman bicycle shop for over twenty years where quality bikes and service could be found. David was also an avid rider, often taking part in what is known as the Seattle to Portland ride....
There is so much more to tell about David Shriver and we do hope you will visit this site often to learn more and to receive updates about the upcoming release of the song and short film. I would like to thank my good friend Calvin Taylor for embarking on this journey as my co-producer and to Craig Pittenger of Hilltop Studios in Centralia Washington. Thanks to the two most incredible drummers that David ever knew - Mickey Jones and Clayton Watson for coming to the studio and helping to produce the most killer Rock drum tracks I've ever heard! Dave would have been proud of you both!!!
Special thanks to: Red and Rachel Williamson - Newspin Photo / Judy Mezen, Arvid Wilder, Chuck Gourley, Michael Petra, Zella Orr-Honeyford , Brent Jones, Martin Barkis, Mike Lacey, Bill Hallett, Jim Ritchey, for playing on or otherwise helping provide technical expertise to this endeavor.
Without the love and understanding of my wife, Kaye, who loved and admired David Shriver as a personal friend, this would not have been possible.
Bruce J Maier
I am pleased to announce that Nashville Producer and Songwriter – and one hell of a guitar player, Jim “ Jimmy Ritchey “ is now part of our ROCK IT –DAVID SHRIVER TRIBUTE team! Usually hanging out with the likes of George Strait and Pam Tillis on stage and studio, Jim Ritchey has manipulated some scheduling in order to help us out in the good Spirit and memory of our dear friend David.
Not only have I known Jimmy as a friend and fellow musician since he was just a young boy, I have watched him grow to become the artist and music professional that he is today. His roots are firmly planted in Lewis County Washington where his father and other family members still reside. Jim has been a friend to my co-producer Calvin Taylor for an equal span of time and, over the years Calvin, who teaches electronics at Centralia College has played many professional shows with Jimmy and I might add, has probably repaired and amp or two for him! Many musicians and artists like Backfire Band and Ben Potter Band here in Lewis County can also call Jimmy their musical brother as many of us have been lucky to stay in contact even though he made another life, and a big one – many miles away. Jimmy is the down home boy who really applied himself to his crafts and became a Top-rated musician, engineer, producer and songwriter in Nashville with nearly two decades of perseverance and good old fashioned hard work!