Live Music: Dave Porter

At the age of ten, Dave could be found on the floor of his bedroom, strumming an acoustic guitar to his brothers’ hand-me-down Beatles albums. He drummed in the school band, and by high school, he’d discovered jazz and adopted the upright bass.

Soon after high school, Dave left Virginia to tour with many bands including southern rock legend, Eddie Stone of Doc Holliday. After years on the road, home called, and returning to Southwest Virginia, he lent his musical talents to leading local bands and recording on dozens of CDs as a first-call musician.

Dave blends an eclectic mix of blues, rock, R&B and originals into his solo shows. As a multi-instrumentalist, he pre-records all of his backing tracks, allowing him to sing and play guitar with all the excitement and full sound of a live band. Visit for music and free downloads.