Hi, I’m Dave. I’m a musician, producer, and songwriter from Indiana. Music has been my life for as long as I can remember. I began playing piano at 4 years old, drums when I was 15, and started singing and writing songs around the time I went to college. I practiced hard and often and dreamed that one day, it would become my career. My attraction to it wasn’t the stage, or the lights, or the prospect of “fame and fortune.” It was (and still is) to the music. Songwriting, producing, and touring have all provided my highest of highs and lowest of lows. At the end of the day, it takes more than a stage and flashing lights to stay motivated. You gotta love what you do, and for better or for worse, I do!
In January of 2020, I accepted a job with acclaimed country trio, Runaway June as their touring drummer. The COVID-19 Pandemic hit shortly after, which forced our entire industry to hit pause. Not ideal, but I knew sitting around all year wasn't the answer, so I decided to write and record another album of my own music. Every few years or so, I manage to squeeze out an album that more or less documents that era in my life; my personal experiences, the stories I found inspiring, or just little reminders to myself of who I am and what I stand for. With each album, I like to try different things, experiment musically, and challenge myself as a songwriter and producer. I don’t know that I have a specific "sound,” and quite frankly I don’t really care. One of the most liberating things about performing and producing other artists’ music for a living is that when it comes to making music of my own, I’m under no obligation to sound a certain way, or say certain things, or sell a certain number of records, or be anybody other than my true self. The album I wrote and recorded during the pandemic and released in March of 2021 is called “BULLETS” and is available digitally via download, and/or streaming via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, etc etc.
Thanks for taking an interest and supporting this ongoing musical adventure. I appreciate every one of you and hope to see you out on the road soon! Feel free to connect with me on social media. I would love to hear from you!