Dave has played with Son Seals, Honeyboy Edwards, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnny Copeland, Chuck Berry, members of James Brown’s JBs, the Drifters, the Marvelettes, the Coasters, Screamin’ J. Hawkins, the Campbell Brothers and many others. In addition, he has performed on the Blues Alley TV show in Philadelphia and New York Now in Manhattan and has made commercials for Mountain Dew and the Oreck company.
Dave has been an author for the Hal Leonard Corporation for over 25 years with over 100 books to his credit. Included are 11 titles in his ongoing Inside the Blues series to go along with numerous Signature Licks, Guitar School, and others such as book/CD collaborations with Honeyboy Edwards, Son Seals, Cornell Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, Duke Robillard, boogie woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza and Black Crowes guitar tech Doug Redler. He was the musical director and bassist for the Cherry Lane Johnny Winter DVD, the musical director for the Star Licks DVD series Legends of the Blues, as well as being featured in the 12-Bar Blues accompanying video for my book nominated for a Paul Revere Award in 1999. He is a featured teacher on the Hal Leonard Guitar Instructor site.
As a journalist, he has written for Guitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar School, Guitar One, Guitar Edge, Living Blues, Guitar Shop and Blues Access magazines. Currently he writes the column “Nuggets” for the online Guitar Tricks Insider. He was the recipient of the 2005 Keeping the Blues Alive Award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee.