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Dave Foraker / Press

“... an award-winning blues vocalist whose career began in the mid-60's near St. Louis... His 2004 homage to Black Gospel, "Thank The Lord" , crossed over onto the Southern Gospel radio charts (The Singing News Top 80 - Oct.2005) ”

"Dave's got a terrific road-worn, scratchy voice perfectly suited for the blues-rock musical style, reminding me very much of Delbert McClinton or Kim Wilson (of The Fabulous Thunderbirds)."

James Hales - Southern Gospel News

"Foraker's soulful voice, to me... reflects Ray Charles, Joe Cocker & Gregg Allman... & his "funky white fiddle" mimics the style of the late Albert King."

Occasionally Bluesletter

"Dave's sparse piano phrasings provide the perfect companion to his renowned vocal skills."

Rock Hill Herald

"In his 11 seasons of entertaining at The Biltmore Estate, Dave has proven to be reliable & quite a crowd-pleaser."

Hannah Parks- Biltmore Estate Special Events

"Foraker sounds like a down-to-earth David Clayton-Thomas, going for his notes with gruff emotion that is blissfully unpretentious & real."

Asheville Citizen-Times

"Bluesified Southern Gospel! It's quite a unique combination and makes for one of the most unusual gospel recordings I've come across in a long time... I must say it really comes together quite well."

Christianity Today

"Although we titled the initial article, "Charlotte's Best-Kept Secret", Dave Foraker should be recognized as The Carolina's #1 Blue-eyed Blues Singer!"

Charlotte Monthly

"Dave Foraker starts with a genre of music often characterized with bad times & sad songs. By weaving a story or two (or three) throughout his performance, & liberally seasoning his sets with humor, he delivers a message of hope guaranteed to inspire."

Alan Beaty - WNC Promotions

“Great songwriting, a bluesy violin & bluesier vocals! Is this guy the next "Papa" John Creech? Remember... you heard it here first!"”

Blues Connection

"Foraker's music speaks to all ages. I'm glad to report that he has almost miraculously recovered from the stroke that threatened to end his career."

Mountain Xpress

"Dave has the kind of voice that aspiring singers long for... & the seasoning that can only be gained through thousands of performances... in front of a hot blues band... & as a solo pianist/vocalist at several hotel piano bars... it's hard to top his voice for soul-filled sincerity."

Piedmont Entertainment

"Foraker's gritty, soulful vocals fuse rock and blues into a style that is powerful and passionate."

The Charlotte Observer