Biography

Dave Hamilton has been playing music in the Folk/Americana genres since 1979 mixing his original compositions with songs from some of the most well known and respected songwriters  in these genres, such as John Prine, Jesse Winchester, Bob Dylan, Tom Russell, and many others.

Dave is a multiple award winning songwriter with the West Coast Songwriters association and was voted best singer/songwriter for 2017 and 2018 for the Norbay's Music awards put out by the Northbay Bohemian and Pacific Sun newseeklies serving Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. He has released two CD’S with a third one to be released in the Fall of 2018. His first CD, “The Back Roads of My Mind” was released in 2008, recorded at Zone Recording in Cotati Calif. under the auspices of Blair Hardman.  His second, titled “Thinking About Time” was released in 2012, produced and recorded by Michael Lindner at Alleyone music studio in Healdsburg Calif. Both can be purchased or downloaded from cdbaby, Amazon, iTunes and streamed from various streaming sources. Additionally CD’s can be purchased from the links on this site or at his gigs.  Dave is also one of the founding members of a Bluegrass Band called “The Sonoma Mountain Band” which has played in the Northbay area since 1993. The band members are Dave on guitar and vocals, John Karsemeyer on mandolin, banjo and vocals, Terry Larson on bass and vocals, and Alice Fitzwater on fiddle and vocals.  

Dave now mostly plays as a solo artist, a duo, a trio, and sometimes a quartet. He has been backed by several outstanding musicians, which include, Michael Lindner, Terry Larson, Michael Bryant, and Bobby Lee on bass. Bill Iberti, Steve Della Maggiora, Adam Traum, Billy Stapleton, and Gary Grubb on guitar, John Karsemeyer and Bill Iberti on mandolin, Alice Fitzwater on fiddle, Bobby Lee on pedal steel and Steve Della Maggiora on accordion.

 

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