Just Dave Band is a traveling country-rock-roots band from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Led by Dave “Just Dave" Bernal, the band's loud, raw, and unrelenting show gives it the edge country needs, while showing loving respect to the outlaw greats that shaped it!
Dave has played harmonica on the stages of American Idol and 30 Seconds to Fame. His harmonica is also currently featured on shows like "Sons of Guns" "Bar Rescue" and "Property Wars", as well as on plenty of regional and national albums.
Growing up in the rural Northern California town of Grass Valley, Dave experienced country living, with a little hippie community attitude mixed in.
It’s probably what shaped his sound.
The music blends high-energy rhythms with warm, laid-back vocals, and frenzied harmonica/guitar soloing to accompany. The combination of Dave's “bigger-than-his-body” voice, with a rock edged band, bring a new twist to the world of the classic country troubadour sound.
Dave calls California’s San Fernando Valley home, which serves as a backdrop for his original songs. Many are a tribute to the “Laurel Canyon sound” made famous by singers and songwriters of the 1960s.
After all it has accomplished (and soon, after a major name change in the works), the best days lay ahead for "Just Dave" and the Dirt Road Scholars (new band name!). With a weekly country residency, festival slots and a new album in the works, this year promises to be bigger, and rowdier than ever!