A fixture on the Colorado music scene since arriving from the East Coast in 1988, Dave has become known for his unique style of guitar playing and vocals that stand out in the often homogenized world of blues rock.
Influenced by such diverse masters of guitar as the three Kings, Jerry Garcia and Duane Allman, Dave's style of lead guitar is more governed by musicality, exploration, improvisation and complex emotion than seeing how many notes can be crammed into a measure. In fact, his often "less is more" approach has become his signature.
The Dave Dardine Project engages audiences with their original interpretations of traditional to contemporary blues. Drummer Jeff Allison and bassist Mark Williams hold down the groove, allowing Dave the space to explore deep into the depths of his guitar. This is blues as it's meant to be: gritty and groovy.
Photo credit: Maggie Daniels