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Arkansas Dave


  1. 1.
    Chocolate Jesus
  2. 2.
    Bad at Being Good
  3. 3.
    On My Way
  4. 4.
    Think Too Much
  5. 5.
    Bad Water
It’s a romantic cliché to find an escape in music and the blues, but living that life is a different matter.
Ask Dave about growing up in a broken home, with fundamental Christianity on one side, and crippling drug-addiction on the other, and you can see in his eyes that this is no easy ride, and that at times music really was his only friend.
Determined to sort his life, Arkansas Dave enrolled in an audio engineering course at Media Tech in Austin, Texas and that’s where everything changed – the college was housed at that time in the famous Arlyn Studios, home to sessions from Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Ray Charles. Dave with his musical co-horts took the night shift at the studios – laying down tracks and learning the ropes.
A succession of bands followed, picking up a strong local following around Austin. The final part of his musical education saw Dave touring North America as a member of old bluesman Guitar Shorty’s band, where he learned ‘what it took to be a professional musician’.
Fast forward to present day and Dave has written the album he’s always wanted to create – a wide ranging blues-rock based record that tells the story of his life, but resonates with all of us.


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