Hurricane Dave: Home
SUMMER TOUR IS TAKING SHAPE: Not quite as much traveling planned this summer, but I will be out and about soon, starting with the May Day Fly-In in Valdez May 11. You can also catch me at Chickenstock, Moose Pass Solstice Festival, Deltana Fair Music Festival and elsewhere. Click here for more info.
GET ME OUT OF THE HOUSE -- AND INTO YOURS: Yes, I do house concerts. If you're interested in putting one on, get in touch with me and we'll set it up. I prefer to stay in Alaska, but I'm open to Outside travel under the right circumstances. How To Book Dave.
I LOVE TOURISTS: Hey, that's how I wound up being an Alaskan Cheechako -- it all started with an Inside Passage cruise and a self-guided road trip in 2004, back when I was a fading Floridian. Visitors to the Last Frontier occupy a special place in my heart, so much that I recently made my company, Hurricane Dave Music LLC, a member of the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau. If you're planning a trip to Alaska, let me entertain your group while you're here. How To Book Dave .
HAIL, HAIL '52: Many thanks to everyone who made the '52 FORD ("Funky Old Rockin' Dudes") 60th Birthday Bash a rousing success, especially the SRO crowd who cheered us on and donated to the cause. The event raised $2,130 for the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Special thanks to Rick Miller for supplying sound, Tom Torvie for stage lighting, Kurt Riemann for rehearsal space, Rhonda Vanover for photography, Mike Dunham & Matt Sullivan at the Anchorage Daily News, the Bob & Mark Show on K-Whale -- and of course Maria James at the center, without whom it wouldn't have happened. The band consisted of Matt Hammer, Michael Faubion, Stu Schulman, Barry Billings, Doug Brown, Bob Horwitz, Billy Neumeister, Bob Parsons, Tall Paul Paslay, Dean Reaves and me. Let's do it again in 10 years!
CHRISTMAS JAM V -- Jul'Yule: Thanks to everyone who made Jul'Yule 2012 a big success on July 20. We raised about $600 for Mat-Su Special Santa with our little Christmas concert. The honor roll includes Hank Roesing, who made the whole thing come together, Stu Schulman, Michael Faubion, Suzy Crosby, Angie & Bill Kositz, Emily Barry, John Cook, Robin Hopper, Fiddlin' Andrea Gressett, and Mike & Cindy Childers. Also, my gratitude goes out to all the folks at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mari Jo & Brenda from Mat-Su Special Santa, ADN's Matt Sullivan & Sheila Toomey (the Alaska Ear), Channel 13's Bernadette Wilson, the Mat-Su Frontiersman, Radio Free Palmer and everybody who let us put up a flier. I'll post some pictures soon. Update: Not one but two Jul'Yules are scheduled this summer: July 12 at Trinity Barn and July 14 at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. More details to come. Watch this space.
REST IN PEACE, SHARON ADKINS: The feisty owner of the Boomerang Coffee House in Pompano Beach, Fla., which was my musical home-away-from-home in 2007 and early 2008, has moved on to the next world. Sharon was a treasured friend, a strong supporter of live music, and one of the most interesting people I've ever known. Cancer claimed her in April 2011. Her laughter and no-nonsense attitude will not soon be forgotten. So long, my friend. You will be terribly missed.
THE CHEECHAKO CHRONICLES: My current CD is all original music -- songs about living in Alaska, written from the cockeyed viewpoint of a relative newcomer. It's the perfect souvenir for visitors to Alaska and an appropriate complement to any Alaska resident's music collection. Songs include "A Grizzly Stole My Salmon But She Let Me Keep My Arm," "Made in China" (a song about souvenir shopping), "The Night The Aurora Borrowed Alice," "Cravin' Carbs" and, of course, "Please Don't Ask Me About Her." It's the ideal gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. Click here to hear samples of each song.
The CD can be purchased in Anchorage at the Anchorage Museum Shop and Once In A Blue Moose; in Seward at Resurrect Art Coffee House & Gallery; in Fairbanks at College Coffeehouse; in Copper Center at the George I. Ashby Memorial Museum; at any of my personal appearances or online at cdbaby.com, iTunes, etc. For details, click here.
As long as you're in the cyber-neighborhood, I hope you'll take a few minutes to listen to some clips from my previous album, "Bar Stools & Church Pews: Songs For Friday Night & Sunday Morning," by clicking here. That CD also can be ordered or downloaded at cdbaby.com, iTunes and most other major Internet music sites.
The MUSIC link also will take you to "Columbus Stockade Blues," a song I recorded several years ago with my good buddy and record producer Josh Noland and the world's greatest harmonica player, Charlie McCoy, who was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Way to go, Charlie! It's about time!
There are also some "unplugged" selections, which will give you an idea of how I sound when it's just me, the guitar and the harmonica playing other people's songs.
Click NEWS for updates on my comings and goings and CALENDAR to see where I'll be performing.
Go to PHOTOS to see what I've been up to with some friends of mine.
Feel free to poke around the rest of the site, and be sure to sign my GUESTBOOK and join my e-mail list.
Stay as long as you like. Thanks for stopping by!
Hurricane Dave / Anchorage, AK