(Cowboys Dead and The Dave Dardine Project)
Influenced by such diverse masters of the guitar as the three Kings, Albert Collins, Jerry Garcia and Duane Allman, and often compared stylistically to Derrick Trucks, Dave's style of lead guitar is governed more by musicality, exploration and complex emotion than seeing how many notes can be crammed into a measure.
Dave has opened for such notable acts as Phish, Koko Taylor, Merl Saunders, Winona Ryder and George Thorogood.
Currently Dave divides his band leadership between two bands:
Cowboys Dead is a 5 piece electric band that draws inspiration from the repertoire and musical stylings of the early Grateful Dead: blues, folk, rock and country based, with a healthy dose of jazz-like improvisation. With bluegrass-style harmonies, soul-stirring guitar and bone shakin' rhythms, a Cowboys Dead show is a full body experience!
- Dave Dardine - lead guitar and vocals
- Ken Duran - guitar and vocals
- Doug Salmon - bass and vocals
- Dave White - drums and vocals
- Ed Anderson - harmonica and vocals
The Dave Dardine Project is currently a blues power trio, playing a danceable mix of music by BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Howlin' Wolf and more.
- Dave Dardine - guitar and vocals
- Oscar Desoto - drums
- Zack Farley - bass