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Dave is the primary songwriter, band leader, guitarist and lead vocalist of the band Jelly Bread... but has a solo career on the side. Dave started out with just himself and a couple guitars, and likes to retreat to that personal safe haven every now and then. Incorporating acoustic & electric guitars, a dobro, electric piano and other key arrangments, his solo music is the polar opposite of the upbeat jams of Jelly Bread. "I need the diversity, I'm bi-polar after all" he quips. Influenced by artists like Damien Rice, Ben Harper & Ray LaMontagne, Dave has won awards and gained national attention with his heartfelt "etherial folk" style of songwriting and composing. Chosen by a panel of judges as the "2009 Best of Reno songwriter of the year" and having toured extensively on the west coast, Dave's solo career has proved to be the perfect balance to his funk and jam filled career with Jelly Bread.