Instrument(s): Banjo, guitar, trombone, piano
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dave started on piano and a song flute received in his Christmas stocking at the age of six subsequently picking up clarinet, alto sax, and trombone while in high school and at Indiana’s DePauw University. A US Navy hitch after college allowed time to learn guitar and string bass which he played sitting in on Nashville’s famous Printer’s Alley with well known country musicians.
Moving to Grand Rapids in the early ’60s, he added banjo to the instrument list and founded the Muscat Ramblers Dixieland band. Prior to joining the NRB in 1987, he played and recorded for many years with the Sons of Bix.
Dick Wehrenberg saysJuly 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm
well old friend have tried to coomunicate with you but no success.. how are you? please send info so i can call you . live in s.c. for 15 years since retirement. dick wehrenberg 11 sandy hill lane okatie s.c. 29909 firstname.lastname@example.org 843 521 3493
Ellen JOHNSON saysSeptember 22, 2020 at 8:41 pm
Hi. I remember you well. You played with my father Emerald Perry when you play Dixieland. What was the name of the restaurant on 28th street that was Sunday afternoon Dixieland music? Would appreciate it if you can let me know. Ellen Perry Johnson