A former New Mexico State Championship Fiddler, Dave brought his game with him when he moved to Wyoming in the early 1980s and began playing fiddle for fellow Wyomingite – the late, great, Chris Ledoux.
When Chris asked him to commit to a life of traveling on the road with him, Dave refused. Why?
I was loving the life I was living, running a ranch and raising my family. Sometimes you decide to do things for the long haul.
Rather than spending his Wyoming years traveling with Ledoux, Dave chose to play his music for the lucky folks up around the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming.
Besides Chris Ledoux, Dave has played with or opened for plenty of other acts including Ian Tyson, Lyle Lovett, Charlie Daniels, Suzie Bogguss and Hank Thompson.
As a bandleader and multi talented musician, Dave has gained notoriety in the world of western culture. He was a featured vocal artist in:
- The Durango Songwriter’s Expo in Denver, CO
- The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV
- The Academy of Western Artists in Fort Worth, TX
He has sung his brand of western truth from campfires to stages that range from the classic Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO to the expansive Casper Events Center in Casper, WY.
He continues to tour as a solo singer/songwriter as well as with his three piece Little Big Band and his family band, The Munsick Boys, whose fresh western sound recently won the 2016 Best Western Band category from the Academy of Western Artists.
He has recorded 7 cds of his songs to date and has produced several historical documentaries. His latest cd, Forever West, is a collection of songs that he wrote for “the place he makes his home” – Wyoming.
What future goals can you have when you’ve lived your life immersed in doing what you love to do? “Easy”, Dave smiles. “You keep looking for treasure and then you try to pull it out of the clear Wyoming sky when you see it flying by”.
These, undoubtedly, are the words of a song teller.
Bruce Foreman, Bandleader of LA based western swing band, Cowbop.
Donna Vold Larson, Kaycee Ranch Rodeo Celebration
Mark Gordon, Wyoming State Treasurer
"Dave put on an outstanding performance for our Western History Days, connecting deeply with people who seldom go to hear live music. We will have him back!"
Geri Zeimens – Programs Coordinator Western Plains Historic Association
Employees at Wyoming State Training Facility
“Whether you like to listen or to dance, it doesn’t get much better than Dave and his crew for getting boots on the dance floor and putting people in a cowboy state of mind.”
Marty Casey, Chairman, 49ers Dance Club