Today we are going to tone things down a bit and feature local recording artist Dave Goyetche. Dave has been performing in one form or another, throughout the Maritimes for close to 40 years. Dave is someone we have known since way back; actually since our days at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Dave loves to entertain, playing multiple instruments including, bass, guitar, dobro, lap steel, mandolin and piano. Dave is also more than capable of filling the role of frontman/vocalist when required.
In 80’s Dave fronted the rock band Youth in Asia. These guys were quite popular, touring the maritime club scene and colleges on a regular basis. They shared the stage with many big name bands opening shows for: Trooper, David Wilcox, Harlequin, Long John Baldry, The Headpins, Barney Bentall, Nazareth, Pursuit of Happiness, Jeff Healey, The Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo.
In recent years Dave has concentrated on writing original material and has released his first self titled CD. His original music has deep roots in the blues and features some excellent guitar work. He usually has copies of his CD available at his live shows so make sure to grab one. Anyone that wants a sample of Dave’s originals should make sure to stop in and visit his My Space page.
Thanks to his ability to play multiple instruments, Dave often gets called to fill in with the likes of Blueberry Grunt, or to fill a spot in the power blues trio 3db along with Doug Macay and Donnie Hann. Dave like to stay active so he continues playing gigs at clubs like Bearleys and The Celtic Corner in Halifax, as well as Big Leagues in Cole Harbour.
We are looking forward to Dave’s show tonight at Big Leagues.
Well we arrived at Big Leagues to a mix of light snow and freezing rain so we hope things heat up once we get inside. Dave’s acoustic shows cover a wide variety of material ranging from Johnny Cash to Ozzy so we know there will be something for just about everyone attending the show.
After watching a set of Dave’s show we were able to sit down and chat with Mr Goyetche during the break. We had a good laugh talking about years gone by and reminiscing about the 80’s when big hair and cover bands were the in thing.
This video is one of Dave’s original tunes from his self titled CD. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
We want to thank Big Leagues and Dave Goyetche for making this evening happen, and can’t wait to see what our interview has in store for us all.