Dreadlock Dave is spreading a positive vibration through his grooving, acoustic, 'folkedelicfunkpop' melodies while exploring a myriad of textural soundscapes. His styles range from one voice with a guitar to elaborate orchestrations performed with everything from ancient gourd instruments to the latest electronics.
David has a long and varied musical background. David's love and interest of music spans almost all of his life from the beginning with a ukulele and piano lessons at age five to the high school band president excelling in both woodwind and brass instruments, through years at The University of Akron and Cuyahoga Community College studying jazz and electric bass as well as listening to his father play, sing and perform in Barbershop Quartets and Choruses for his first eighteen years and on. David has spent more than two decades devoting his time and energy to performing as many as 200 shows a year with a multitude of musical acts throughout Northeastern Ohio, at the same time creating an original sound for himself. David has shared the stage with many national touring acts over the years including George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars, Trey Anastasio, Richie Havens, Big Brother & The Holding Company & More!
Although David is well versed as a singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist, his passion is the bass guitar. David spends a majority of his time playing as a freelance bassist/vocalist as well as performing solo presenting original and classic groovy covers of songs from the last 50 years. David also instructs students in the art of music, coaching rock school for all ages, & composing and recording his original music.