At a Dave Cofell performance you will find a crafted mix of music including covers of Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classic Country, Classic Rock, Novelty Songs, Classical Guitar, Clawhammer Banjo and many Original songs that may have the flavor of any or all of these genres. You will hear the influences of Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Fats Waller, Arlo Guthrie, Hank Williams Sr., Howlin' Wolf, Pete Seeger, Stan Rogers, John Denver, Leadbelly, Bing Crosby and many others.

My first CD, “The Road Ahead” (2009), was recorded in the basement of my home and was meant to have the sound of what you would hear if you listened to me in a coffee shop. Just me with a guitar and harmonica singing some of my favorite original songs.

“No Substitute (For You)” (2012) takes my music to another level. With the help of some very talented friends, it features a variety of styles – instrumental banjo tunes, moody folk songs, jazzy novelty songs, rocking blues and R&B. One track features my daughter, Emiliana, reading from her prizewinning short story, “Eight”.

I am currently working on my third album, “A Thousand Shades of Blue”, which has been made possible through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.

For the past 6 or 7 years I have been associated with a very talented singer-songwriter, Adam Hammer. In the course of a year we play about 50 concerts together in places ranging from small coffee shops and bistros to colleges and theatres. In addition to this I play +150 solo gigs/cities a year in a wide range of venues across the country.

In the course of an evening's music I try to visit both the dark and light sides of life. There are a lot of woeful things in this world, and yet so much to laugh about!

I've seen a lot of sadness, unkindness, stupidity and disease. I've witnessed death in several forms, not all of them bad. I’ve seen birth and it is both beautiful and horrible. I've traveled to many parts of the world and met all kinds of people: rich, poor, content, dissatisfied, hedonic, hungry, greedy, selfless, distracted, focused, educated, ignorant, inebriated and sober. And with such variety to our species, there is an endless wealth of material to mine for songs and stories!

I am very lucky to have so many friends, family and fans! Thank you for listening, thank you for reading this. I hope to see you at one of my upcoming concert appearances!

Dave Cofell

Thank you to everyone for all the support!



TOUR INFO

 

Here are the upcoming dates and locations where I will be playing.

Dave Cofell Tour Schedule



Video

 

Current Featured Video - "Tic"
at The Portland Rose Festival, June 4th, 2015


See more on Dave's YouTube Channel



Photos


Email StephanieDamicoEntertainment@gmail.com if you would like hi-res photos for promotional purposes

To see more photos, click here.

Photo Credits: Missy Simon, Mark Weise, S. Cofell, Ann Cofell, Michael Brixius



CDs



No Substitute (For You)

Released in March of 2012, my new latest picks up where my first one left off. This time I have a group of very talented musicians accompanying me, The Great Bluesman John Wilber on Harmonica, Fast-fingered Randy Mickelberg on Lead Guitar, Jammin' James Caron on percussion, and Adam Hammer on Guitar, backing vocals and T-Shakers.

Click on either picture to hear sound clips and purchase the CD from CDBaby.com The Road Ahead

My first CD, released in 2009, was recorded and produced under the premise that this was what I would sound like at that time if you heard me in a coffee shop, minus the coffee grinder. Just me, my guitar and harmonica. Contains some of my personal favorite songs like "The Escape", "Beat and Blue", "The Land" and "The Road Ahead".

Also available on iTunes -
No Substitute (For You) and The Road Ahead

Also available on Amazon -
No Substitute (For You) and The Road Ahead




Contact

 


Here is the place where you can contact me about bookings or follow me on social media:

Booking inquiries: Damico Entertainment, LLC
StephanieDamicoEntertainment@gmail.com

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Links


Here some links to my pages and also to some friends of mine!

Dave Cofell on ReverbNation
See pictures and listen to songs, see tour dates and FAN ME!!!

FolknBlues.com
The headquarters for all things "Adam Hammer and Dave Cofell".

TattooedFolk.com
Adam Hammer's website.

The Local Blend
The Local Blend in St. Joseph, MN
has been a great supporter of my music and live music in general.
Also a great place to eat or have a cup of coffee. And the service is excellent!

WarnerSongs.com
My friend Dennis Warner's website.




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