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Good Sam Jam: Dr. David Gold

February 23rd, 2018

Physicians from Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center will take the stage at 89 North in Patchogue on Sunday March, 18 for the Good Sam Jam! This event will feature wonderful food and great music with all of the proceeds benefiting the pediatric program at Good Sam.  Each week leading up to the performance we will be featuring a different doctor and their band, up first: Dr. David Gold and A Fine Mess.


Q. Name and Specialty/Department?

A. David Gold, Pediatric Gastroenterology


Q. What instrument(s) do you play?

A. Currently, I play guitar but only for the last few years. I grew up playing keyboards

Q. What’s the name of your band and is there any special meaning or interesting story behind the name that was chosen?  

A. The band is “A Fine Mess.” The name arose due to some personnel changes that occured and some of the issues we had to overcome to get to where we are at now.  


Q. How long has your group been playing together?

A. About 4 years but there have been changes within the members of the group with our newest member joining  us a few months ago


Q. Describe your Band’s Style of Music?  

A. We play primarily classic rock but try and mix in a fewer newer songs as well



Q. Who is your favorite musician?  

A. Bruce Springsteen


Q. What is your best musical memory – whether it’s with your band or before you formed?  

A. Seeing my first concert in 1977 - Queen at Madison Square Garden and being amazed by the spectacle of it all  


Q. If you could perform at any venue with any artist or group...who/where would you choose and why?  

A. Would love to get on stage with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band anywhere.  I’ve seen him at least 15- 20 times and it would just be the ultimate dream to play on stage with him and the band


Q. Did you play in a band when you were a kid – either through school or outside of school? If so, what age did you start, which instrument and if outside group, what was the name of your band?  

A. I played keyboards in a band in college named Wet Toast. We played an eclectic mix ranging from jazz tunes by Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, and would go straight into Jimi Hendrix songs


Q. Why should people attend the Good Sam Jam?

A. It promises to be a fun afternoon of music and food while raising money for a great cause!

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