Hey there! Welcome to my super professional, top notch, self-written bio. So, you’d like to know a little more about me? Alright then…
Hi, I’m Dave. I’m a thirty something year old musician, producer, and songwriter from Indiana. Music has been my life for as long as I can remember. I began playing piano when I was 4 years old, drums when I was 15, and started writing songs and singing around the time I went to college. I practiced hard and often and dreamed of one day becoming a professional musician. The attraction wasn’t to the stage, or the lights, or the potential for “fame and fortune.” It was (and still is) to the music. Sure, it can be a lot of fun! I’ve learned over the years that this is a job of extremes. One minute, everything is going well, you love the music, you love the people you’re playing with, you’re working a lot, bills are getting paid… the future seems bright. The next minute, you’re out of work for a couple months, your good friends and bandmates have all moved away or quit, the music you’ve poured your whole heart into means nothing to anyone, and you lay awake at night wondering why you ever thought this was a good idea. I get it. Songwriting, producing, and touring have all provided my highest of highs and lowest of lows. So at the end of the day, it takes more than the stage and flashing lights to stay motivated. That stuff comes and goes. You gotta love what you're doing, and for better or for worse, I absolutely 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 there was nothing anyone could do to change it. I knew sitting around all year would slowly put me in a nut house, so I decided on my birthday (March 29th) that I was going to use the time to write and record another original album. Songwriting has become the thing I do when there is nothing else TO do. 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, stories I found inspiring, or just little reminders to myself of who I am and what I stand for. I like to try different things, experiment musically, and challenge myself as a songwriter and producer with each release. I don’t know if I have “a sound,” and quite frankly I don’t really care. One of the most liberating parts about performing and producing other artists’ music for a living is that when it comes to making my own record, I’m under no obligation to sound a certain way, or say certain things, or be someone I’m not. The album I wrote and recorded in 2020 is called “BULLETS” and is available digitally via download, and/or streaming via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, Pandora, etc etc.
Thank you all so much for taking an interest and supporting my ongoing musical adventure. You are all very much appreciated! Feel free to connect with me on social media so we can get to know each others pets, and diets, and all of the other important things in life. ;) Love yuh!