"California Country at its Finest"
Just Dave Band is a traveling country band from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Led by singer/songwriter Dave “Just Dave" Bernal, the band's high-energy performance gives a "rocky" edge to country music, capturing the best of California Country's sounds, blending Bakersfield and Laurel Canyon with a little Texas outlaw and Nashville harmonies thrown in.
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 "Treehouse Masters", as well as on plenty of regional and national albums.
Just Dave Band is first and foremost a party band. Grinding it out in the honky-tonks and dance halls of CA, AZ, CO and NV, it uniquely plays original and cover song favorites in places that otherwise don't feature original acts, a testament to the strength of Dave's original writing ability. The music blends high-energy rhythm 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. He recently created the #CaliforniaCountry podcast. Heard on RangeRadio for an worldwide audience, it features the best in national and local talent with California roots.
After all it has accomplished, the best days lay ahead for "Just Dave" and Just Dave Band. With a weekly country residency, festival slots and a new album in the works, this year promises to be bigger, and rowdier than ever!