Dave Specter’s 30 year musical journey on Delmark surrounded by a stellar list of featured artists including Otis Clay, Jimmy Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch, Willie Kent, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack McDuff, Lynwood Slim, Sharon Lewis, Jesse Fortune, Barkin’ Bill Smith, Steve Freund, Floyd McDaniel, Tad Robinson, Lenny Lynn & more. Featuring both studio and live recordings.
Dave Specter’s career has been intertwined with the deepest roots of Chicago blues and Delmark’s rich history. The artist is showcased as a guitar virtuoso, a songwriter and most recently, a singer.
Currently Specter is going through a very creative and rewarding phase. After his critically acclaimed album “Blues From the Inside Out” received rave reviews and major airplay worldwide, his song “The Ballad of George Floyd” has been selected for the exhibit SONGS OF CONSCIENCE, SOUNDS OF FREEDOM at the Woody Guthrie Center, curated by the GRAMMY Museum.
This double CD release constitutes a definitive testimony to one of today’s most tasteful and versatile blues artists at the top of his game: Dave Specter.
DAVE SPECTER – DELMARK RECORDING ARTIST: GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, BANDLEADER, PRODUCER, PODCAST HOST.
Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago music scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Northern Ireland, Denmark, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.
Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also performed and/or recorded with such artists as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Johnson, Jack McDuff, Johnny Adams, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Tad Robinson, John Primer, Johnny Littlejohn, B.B. Odom, Mighty Joe Young, Valerie Wellington, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Earl, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Jorma Kaukonen.
Dave appears on over 40 albums and DVDs as a guitarist, bandleader and/or producer, with 12 albums as a leader or co-leader on Delmark Records.
He appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells.
Dave is also partner at one of the Chicago area’s most acclaimed music venues, Evanston SPACE and hosts the podcast, Blues From The Inside Out.
Dave endorses Victoria Amplifiers and GHS Strings
SONGS OF CONSCIENCE, SOUNDS OF FREEDOM: This exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center features musicians across genres and decades who used their craft to fight for equality. “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom,” curated by the GRAMMY Museum, will open May 21. The exhibit features musical freedom fighters who have inspired others to fight for justice, WGC Executive Director Deana McCloud says.https://www.tulsapeople.com/…/article_dd7f2f06-a841…
Rick Blodgett says
Dave Specter is one of my all time favorite guitar players and a very dedicated musician. I would also like to add that Dave is a very understanding and giving guitar teacher.