DAVE MAC NAB -guitarist/composer To Begin - Dave Mac Nab has been performing and composing music for over fifteen years. Born in New York, raised in Los Angeles, he has been living in the San Francisco Bay area for ten years, drawing inspiration from the abundance of creative talent and the area's natural beauty. Dave has worked with many of the Bay Area's finest musicians, in a wide range of settings and styles. While he's well versed in the language of rock, his playing equally draws from jazz, funk, latin, and blues influences, creating a soulful, intelligent sound driven by a strong rhythmic force. Gigs - Along with a very busy Bay Area playing schedule, Dave has toured throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada with Grammy winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne, Bob Weirs' Ratdog, The Scott Amendola Band, and others, where he's shared the stage with Sting, K.D. Lang, Matchbox 20, Ben Harper, Jeff Beck, Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, Rikki Lee Jones, Bon Jovi and others. Television/ radio credits include Letterman, Leno, Conan, Kilbourn, Rosie, The View, Austin City Limits, Fresh Air, E-Town, BBC and other European and Canadian programs. Dave has also performed with many National touring Broadway productions including RENT, The Lion King, Wicked, Hairspray, Aida, Caroline or Change, Annie, etc. And recently premiered the work by Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a' Changin. Etc. - Dave has issued two self-produced recordings featuring original material, and is currently working on two follow-ups. His sound has been featured on many Bay Area artist and band recordings. He has also recorded with Shelby Lynne, Bob Weir, Charlie Musselwhite and Bryan McNight. Dave has written instructional articles for several magazines, including Guitar Player (see August 2001 issue). He has received the honor of having one of his songs ('Nebula') published in Chuck Sher's All Jazz Real Book.
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