Born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and relocating to Florida at age two Dave started singing at a fairly young age. His first public performance was in a talent contest at his elementary school. His musical carreer was not pursued until much later after a stint in the military. Dave played the local bar and club scene around the Tampa Bay area for a number of years. Although he was known mainly as a solo act throughout the area, he also was front man for a few different bands over this period. Saddletramp, a country rock band for a few years, and Bullwhip, another country rock band. While in college, he formed the D. & E. Express, a three piece acoustic band, which played various styles of music including bluegrass.
In November of 2003, MusicGrip Productions released "Pedigree Country" nationwide as a single to radio under the stage name of "Harry Jackson". The record was promoted for about five months and received favorable response from areas around the numerous stations that did add it to thier playlists. The record reached the "Up and Coming" section of the New Music Weekly country chart in February 2004 and remained there through mid April until promotion was stopped.
Most of the material on this album, all of which is written and arranged by Dave, has been pitched to most of the major publishing houses in Nashville with good reviews. Woody Bomar at Sony: "Well written material". Chris Mathis at BMI: "Awesome stuff". Although these publishing houses have a crew of staff writers on salary, and getting a cut by a major artist almost an impossibility, Dave has two of the songs on this album on the active pitch list in Nashville. No, I won't tell you which two. Let's just say you may have heard them here first and keep your ears tuned to the future.