Immediately following graduation, Dave went to college in the mountains of N.C., and formed a band Grace, with some fellow students. Playing guitar and singing, Grace, played both covers and originals, many penned by Dave. After the semester was over, he moved back to Raleigh and began playing acoustic gigs at restaurants and coffee shops, playing original songs and accompanying himself with guitar and harmonica.
After a year or so of shows, Dave focused on putting together a band, which then led to a recorded project. Inspired by the likes of Van Morrison and Jackson Browne, and many other roots-rock artists, Dave's vision coalesced into Eudaimonia, an 8-song document of his love for roots music. Eudaimonia was recorded in Raleigh during the Summer of 1998, then mixed and edited on Protools by Chris Stamey
(Ryan Adams, Yo La Tengo) at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill, N.C. during the Fall of that same year.
Although Eudaimonia was never officially released, Dave recieved some airplay on local college radio, and sold some copies through consignment at local record stores. Dave's wanderlust led him to travel, eventually landing him in Hawaii. Ultimately, Dave's desire to pursue his music brought him home to Raleigh.
Since returning in 2002, Dave has re-connected with his passion for writing and performing music. He's currently focusing on playing locally while working on recording new material for his second release.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Holdin' On
2. This Time
3. Down The Line
4. Let It Flow
5. Strip You Down
7. In The Light
8. The Fire