Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


Dave moved to Nashville in 1990 as a songwriter/singer…then some critics said that his instrumentals stood out above his singing…and he knew what they meant. Dave is “mellow” at heart, and writes pensive and thought provoking guitar instrumentals, and tells stories about what he was going through at the time.

A wide variety of emotions are covered with the Rock/Jazz/Baroque influences. Some songs have sax and trumpet as a full band experience. Beyond playing solo guitar pieces, Dave’s dream is do a Yanni or Pat Metheny type thing with a full band and sax/trumpet solos, guitar/violin duos, guitar solo’s, and dance.

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Member since:
Jul 02 2016
Active over 1 month ago
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Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


At age 13, Dave learned songs on vinyl records by Aerosmith, Boston, and Styx. During college, he discovered Baroque, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, Bach and Beethoven. Guitar hero’s are Phil Keaggy, Pat Metheny, Greg Howe, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Bill Nelson (Bebop Deluxe), Alan Holdsworth, and Al Di Meola.

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-Taylor 714 CE cedar top, rosewood sides, Fishman Syst
-Fender GN-45SCE Nat Acoustic Electric Classical Nylon String Guitar Fishman Syst
-Fender Blues JR
-Fender Floyd Rose strat
-Proco Rat
-Ibanez tube screamer
-TC Electronic chorus
-Alesis Quadraverb
-Mackie 1604 mixer
-Harbinger Vari V2112 600 W 12" Two-Way Powered Loudspeaker pair
-Boss TU2 tuner
-Boss DD3 delay
-DOD volume pedal
-Crate CA30D acoustic amp
-Pigtronix infinity looper