Lessons Learned, Vol. 1

Just Dave Band

The San Fernando Valley's own Just Dave Band is back, with a few more lessons learned along the way. "Lessons Learned, Vol 1" is a sometimes funny, sometimes painful look back at love & struggle, using the country-rock "Laurel Canyon" sound as backdrop.

Just Dave Band is a traveling country-rock-blues-roots-soul band from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Led by Dave “Just Dave” Bernal, it promises to share a special song with every walk of life that stumbles into any nightclub or festival they play, as long as he/she came to have a good time!

Dave has played harmonica on the stages of American Idol and 30 Seconds to Fame. His harmonica is also currently featured on the new Discovery Channel series, “Sons of Guns”, and on plenty of regional and national albums. Growing up in the Northern California small town of Grass Valley, Dave experienced country living, with a little hippie community attitude mixed in.

It’s probably what shaped his sound.

The music blends high-energy rhythm with laid-back, warm vocals, and frenzied harmonica/guitar soloing. The combination of Dave “bigger-than-his-body” voice, with a rock & blues edged band, brings a new twist to the classic country sound. Dave hopes to get your attention with his songwriting, too. The new sound of Just Dave Band, combines all he’s learned in the blues, country, rock worlds with stories of heartbreak right out of his own life. Dave is happy to call California’s San Fernando Valley home, which serves as a backdrop for many of his songs. Many are a tribute to the “Laurel Canyon sound” made famous by singers and songwriters of the 1960s.

After all it has been through, the best days lay ahead for Just Dave Band. “Lessons Learned, Vol 2” is already in the works, and, after relentless touring and radio appearances this year, hope to have something new to sing about.

Just Dave Band is back, with a few more lessons to share along the way!

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