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Do we have some catching up to do! I'm sure you can guess that, during this time, it's been difficult to work as a musician, or even congregate to keep the music flowing. While I'd like to say I spent the entire apocalypse writing new music, I actually spent it growing the reach of The California Country Show, my weekly country music radio show and occasional podcast. Please check it out at california-country.com 

I'm also happy to report that we'll finally be getting back out as a band again. Slowly, and safely, is the plan. After 2 of us actually CAUGHT Coronavirus during the false hope of reopening back in June, we're definitely picking and choosing venues we feel make a serious effort to protect the staff and the patrons, until we're all back full-force. For those of you reading this that have concerns, I'll do what I can to perform for you both online and live again, but in masked environments and with limited capacity. We're lucky. Most bands can't work, because the venues they play aren't open yet. I encourage everyone to take a moment to think about these bands and venues when heading out of the house. The simple act of wearing a mask in public will allow my friends and employers to open sooner. Politics and arrogance aside... thinking of my fellow artists would really help us all out right now. - Dave

May 2020

Just Dave's Solo Show V this Thursday May 14 6pm Pacific on Facebook live. Link below!

Hopefully everyone is safe 'in there' and washing those hands! First and foremost, I want to say that I miss you all so much. The crowds, the staff, the sound crew and especially the band members of wherever we play. It's been a while, and it may continue to be, so if you don't mind, follow our online exploits on Facebook and Instagram at @justdaveband for updates, past performances, live shows, and... wait... live shows? That's right!

In fact, Thursday April 16th at 7pm PDT, I'm taking a crack at it. More streaming shows to follow so head to https://faceboook.com/justdaveband for more!

NEWS: Dave's also going live April 22nd and 30th at 6pm on Facebook. Please tune in!

Following an appearance on Monday's "The Bachelor" on ABC, Just Dave Band is releasing the new single "Play the Hell Out of a Guitar" this Friday 1/24. Catch it on all social media platforms. And if you CANNOT wait, there's an advance stream/download available at justdaveband.bandcamp.com


"Play the Hell Out of a Guitar" the new single from Just Dave Band will release on all streaming and purchasing platforms on January 24, 2020. As seen on TV, you can follow Just Dave Band on Twitter, Instagram (and, sigh, sure, Facebook) @justdaveband for all updates and info.

And if you absolutely CANNOT wait to hear and download "Play the Hell Out of a Guitar" from Just Dave Band, you can find the pre-release on Just Dave Band's Bandcamp Page: CLICK HERE FOR LINK


Jan 2020: Happiest of New Years to you!

No time for reflection over here! January for JDB is in full swing and a culmination of the hard work of 2019 finally coming to fruition.

The biggest news this month is a single Just Dave Band is releasing of "Play the Hell Out of a Guitar". It's a raw, live-sounding tune about life on the road and how the choices we make can affect those that love us.

Here's a shot from the recording session with John Schreffler (we were trying so hard to look tough). Stay tuned and #StandbyForGreatness

Pictured: Kyle LaLone, Zack Hall, Matt Lesser, Dave Bernal, Adam Hall, John Schreffler


September I head to Americanafest in Nashville and have a few shows I'm playing, and co-producing with the California Country Show! Check these out when you're in town and also follow the California Country Show for more: www.facebook.com/calcountryshow 

The California Country Show at Americanafest

The California Country Show at Americanafest at Acme Feed and Seed in Nashville, Sept 13 12pm-4:30pm, with Jim Lauderdale, Jaime Wyatt, Brian Wright, Garrison Starr, Leroy From the North, Manda Mosher, Just Dave Band, Lasers Lasers Birmingham, Ted Russell Kamp, Tawny Ellis. 

The California Country ShakeUp at Dee's

The California Country Shake Up at Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge, Madison, TN, Sept 13 8-10pm. With Nikki O'Neill, Morrison and Co, Lasers Lasers Birmingham, Dave Bernal, Manda Mosher, Leroy From the North, Pi Jacobs, Tawny Ellis, Emily Zuzik, Szlachetka, Raihanna Estrada.

June/July 2019

What a successful Oakheart Festival 2019!

Not only did Just Dave Band play this year, but my radio show/podcast represented big time for the debut of the California Country Show Stage, with acts like Gethen Jenkins, Alice Wallace and Aaron Pax Taylor. Check out the monster banner that I plan to bring out and produce more shows with!


April 2019

Great shows coming up, including a return to Vegas, Lake Havasu, and a few summer festivals we MAY be a part of... you'll have to stay tuned for that!

FOLLOW ALERT: California Country has its own RADIO SHOW!

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to follow my podcast-turned-actual-radio-show, The California Country Show, now playing Thursdays at 7pm on KLBP 99.1 Long Beach Public Radio and streaming online at www.klbp.org (and hopefully, beyond...)

The great part about having my own radio show is that I get to play my fellow musicians' music and interview them as well, and down the road, get them some royalties for radio play! It's a great feeling. Follow the show on social media at @calcountryshow

Thanks, y'all!

The California Country Show

December 2018

It's here! The Country Jam featuring a big lineup of Borderline Bar and Grill country artists, all getting together for a great cause... to support and entertain the Borderline staff, family, and victims' families, and to join together on one stage. Thursday Dec 27th at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Tickets are available at the door and at www.canyonclub.net

Hope to see you there. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7:30pm with a special tribute and speeches. All ages. Under 18+ must be accompanied by an adult.

Borderline Strong Country Jam at the Canyon Club Agoura Hills

November 2018

Sigh. How do I even begin to explain the terrors we as a community faced this past month. Especially the ones suffered in person by our beloved family at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. While we've done charity events in the past, the massacre at Borderline where 12 lives were lost, and the devastating fires that found many mourners scrambling to evacuate before even getting a chance to grieve has JDB working overtime to make sure we do our part for our local family. In love, in support, and for the sake of healing, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/justdaveband to see where we're performing to benefit victims. Already a few benefits are in the works, and I'll post more here soon!


December 20th, join an enormous lineup of California's premiere artists at the House of Blues Anaheim for the 5th Annual California Country Christmas. This time, we all sing favorites from the 90s. My very own radio show, The California Country Show will be out conducting interviews and all to benefit Spark of Love Foundation. Check it out! Click the photo to RSVP and get free comp tickets!

5th Annual California Country Christmas 

Hey music supporters in #CaliforniaCountry, I'm sad to report that our long-standing weekly country music jam night, the Last Chance Country Jam has been cancelled after 5 1/2 years of shows. Thanks all for your support and we hope to find a new home for this music scene down the road. I threw a quick 'thank you' video together to one of my tunes, "The Hangover Store". Check it out here:


Or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-7F4gtHvCM


I've got blisters on my fingers! 19 shows in the month of August! And September shows are adding up!

Check out what we have to offer live this month, and also, looking ahead to October, we're opening for an acoustic Jerrod Niemann tour at Borderline, Thousand Oaks 10/19. Tickets available by clicking the photo link.


8/8/18 is my big birthday jam at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon, Tarzana. A great lineup of bands/singer I wanna see live include: Manda Mosher, Michael Monroe Goodman, Greg & the Gallows, Paul Chesne and Adam Richmond (comedian). Of course, Just Dave Band will do an original set of music with special guests More added to the lineup soon! 


AUGUST IS HUGE! Join us at the following places. Check the calendar of dates for info on a show in YOUR area!


Here's to a continually growing summer! July is looking great, and so is August, with the lineup of the Save The Brave BBQ Bash Aug 11 announced.


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