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Dave Widow, guitarist, singer songwriter, is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, currently living in the Los Angeles area. He and his band, "The Line Up", have appeared on a regular basis at such L.A. venues as The House Of Blues, The Mint, The Langham, B. B. King's Blues Club, The Lighthouse Cafe, and many others, as well as venues all across America, and abroad. With his unique style of finger picking, and distinct vocals, Widow brings a fresh approach to the Blues, while also combining elements of R&B, Funk, Soul and Rock. His musical style is influenced by his relationship with many great blues and R&B talents, including Buddy Miles, Bonnie Bramlett, Bill Champlin, Lonnie Mack, and his mentor and collaborator (the late) Roger "Jellyroll" Troy, bassist and vocalist for The Mike Bloomfield Band.
"The Line Up" consists of some of L.A.ís most noteworthy and well-recorded musicians, such as Gary Mallaber; Drummer on such songs as Fly Like An Eagle, Moondance, Two Tickets To Paradise, and many more. Switching off on Drums is James Gadson; former drummer for Marvin Gaye, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, and many others. On Bass is Reggie McBride; who has played with Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, Elton John, Keb' Mo', Glen Fry and many others. Switching off on Bass is Bob Glaub; of CS&N, Bob Seger, Dave Mason, Don Henley, John Fogerty etc. David Morgan; Piano and Vocals for Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band, The Nelsons, and the LA Blues Alliance.
The groupís last CD, "Got It Covered" generated airplay on Long Beachís own KKJZ, and many others around the USA and over-seaís. It is a must have item in every blues lovers collection!
Dave's newest CD "Waiting For The World To End" was voted one of the "Top-5 Best Self Produced Blues Cd's" internationally by the IBC and features compositions by Dave, talented singer/songwriter David Morgan, along with songs co-written with Bill Champlin (of the group Chicago & The Sons of Champlin), Larry Goshorn (of Pure Prairie League), and fellow band members Gary Mallaber, Reggie McBride. The CD features Mike Finnigan on Hammond B-3 and piano, David Morgan on keyboards & back-up vocals, Reggie McBride on bass, Gary Mallaber and James Gadson on drums, as well as a special appearance by Bill Champlin, Barry Goldberg, Marty Grebb and some other very special guests....The new CD is receiving regular airplay on noted syndicated programs such as "Bluesville SiriusXM" and many others heard around the world.