Singer/songwriter and San Francisco Bay Area native, Dave Land began pursuing a musical career at an early age. While growing up, he was influenced by such musical greats as The Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, and The Rolling Stones. After learning to play guitar, he joined his first band at the age of 15.
During the next nine years, Dave played rhythm guitar and sang in a variety of local bands whose styles ranged from Folk to Rock and Roll to Country. Never quite finding his niche, Dave began performing solo and sharing the stage with the likes of Steve Oliver, Megan Slankard, Harvey Mandel, Elvin Bishop and Don McLean.
In the summer of 2003, Dave assembled "The Downtowners", an unlikely group of musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds. Current members include Dave Land, Dave "Tsunami" Russio, Danny White, Bill Land, Kaitlyn Quackenbush and occasional appearances by Dan Bauer. The band brings the familiar combination of Rock, Folk, Country and Blues to the table resulting in their unique Country Rock sound.