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Dave Edwards is a seasoned professional musician with extensive experience onstage as well as in the recording studio. He began playing professionally at the age of 15, and went on to study classical and jazz piano at the University of North Texas.
Starting in 1971 he joined a succession of bands that toured the lounges and dance clubs of Texas and the Southwest. After a brief break, during which he worked as a salesman at one of the largest music stores in Texas at the time, he helped form a country-rock band called "Stallion" in 1981. During the next 12 years the band became one of the most popular “New Country” bands in the North Texas region, including working as the backup band for B. W. Stevenson.
Stallion was the opening act for scores of major recording artists playing in major Country & Western clubs from Billy Bob’s Texas to Ranchman’s in Calgary, Canada, and recorded at many different studios, including Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio near Austin. In April of 1990, Stallion was signed to a development deal with Capitol Records.
A grueling performance schedule along with heavy computer use led to the development of problems with the joints and tendons of his hands. A year later Dave left Stallion, thinking his piano playing days could be over.
After he met legendary classical pianist Leon Fleischer following Fleischer’s first concert after a long battle with his own hand problems, Dave was inspired to attempt a return to playing. With a regimen of special exercises, massage and technique adjustments, Dave was able to return to live performance in 2004 as a solo pianist. His live performances feature an eclectic mix of music including his own compositions and a variety of favorite pieces.
Dave is currently concentrating on writing and recording, focused on pursuing his interrupted music career. His first CD "Elusive Dreams" was released in the spring of 2011, and his latest "The Illusion of Time" was released in April 2014.