Dave Laabs
Musician & Songwriter

• Born and raised in Detroit, MI.
• A maestro guitarist, songwriter and recording producer, a "musician's musician" who has broad audience appeal.
• Besides Rock, multi-faceted repertoire features Classical, Blues, Country and Reggae music as well as his original compositions.
• Professionally performing, recording and teaching since the 1970's.
• Plays for audiences across the United States and abroad.
• 2007 - Produced and released two new classical guitar CD's.
• Guest appearances on television and radio shows both in the U.S. and abroad.

David has performed to rave reviews from such renowned musicians as:
Narada Michael Walden (Grammy award-winning producer, drummer for Weather Report), Paul Shaffer (Musical Director CBS Orchestra 'The David Letterman Show' - studio musician), Ritchie Blackmore (Guitarist - Deep Purple, Rainbow), and Nashville guitar legend Tommy Jones, among others.

Some influences: Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Howe, George Benson and Christopher Parkening among others.


Reviewing his performances, critics and peers have said:

Michael Walden, Grammy award-winning producer: "I was impressed by David's virtuosity."

Paul Schaeffer, The David Letterman Show: "Dave's medley of John Lennon songs was extraordinary and I was blown away by his arrangement of "Windy and Warm".

Daily News: "He offers the best of the melody without confusing the listeners' ears."


References & reviews available upon request

For more info:
E-Mail: davidlaabs@gmail.com

Write to: P.O. Box 1591, Warren, MI, 48090

 

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