Dave grew up in New York City the son of a noted composer arranger producer Sammy “Forever” Fields. From the time Dave was young he grew up in his father’s recording studio being exposed to the best NYC studio musicians of the time and artists such as the likes of Sammy Kahn, Rupert Holmes and Stevie Wonder. After attending Berklee College of music, Dave was immersed in the NYC music scene as a composer/arranger/producer & first call guitarist/multi instrumentalist. Dave’s father made sure Dave was well schooled in not just the blues but also every style of music. Growing up in NYC exposed Dave to a “smorgasbord” of different music and instruments, piano being Dave’s first instrument.