Join us for the latest installment of LIVE @ UUTC: Dave Desmelik in Concert!
The music starts at 7:00pm...90 minutes of deliciousness to follow!
"It should be clear by now, the music of Dave Desmelik deserves much more attention. This American singer-songwriter indeed writes not only roots music of a high level, but also writes roots music that sounds different from his peers, yet remains in this genre with an eye for tradition."
"Deep Down The Definition, the seventh solo effort from the Brevard, NC based singer/songwriter, is a remarkable collection of 14 new tunes, and it cements Desmelik's status as one of the gems of Western North Carolina's flourishing Americana scene."
Joshua Cole - Mountain Xpress
"Desmelik is a prime example of the stream of talent that is creating vibrant and vital music that needs greater exposure."
"I consider myself a journeyman musician. In my musical path there have been many twists and turns in the road that have led me to where I am today. I have self-released 10 albums to date of all original material. I am very proud of this and a question I often am asked is “Which album is my favorite?” My reply is always, “I would hang my hat on any of them.” I write songs that are sometimes based on true stories, sometimes made up stories, or sometimes just observations. Whether lyrical or instrumental I assure you my heart is buried in all of them. Many of my albums and songs have been noticed and not noticed. This is ok either way, I have found it much easier write, record, and perform for myself and the ones I love rather than doing it for other reasons. In my experience, validation from the heart is much truer and satisfying than searching for validation through other people’s opinions. That being said, I do also try to get and keep my music out in the world for anyone to listen. It is a good thing to share one’s passion and be proactive about it. I have played numerous gigs all around the United States as well as a few in the United Kingdom. “In the trenches” is a common expression I use when thinking of the many venues I have played through the years. There have been loads of “out of the trenches” gigs as well. No matter, I am grateful for every opportunity given to me to share my songs. I have been fortunate enough to open for and/or share the stage with various professionals in the music industry… a few famous, some almost famous, some not so famous, but all with the love of music in their heart and soul. I love writing music and lyrics, recording, and performing and do not have any plans to stop anytime soon. It is my therapy and if there is a god, then he or she or whatever it is knows I need this therapy. The power of music grabbed me early in life and I am so glad it has not let go of me."
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