So on Friday, I saw Dave Eggar and his band, Deoro, in a free concert at the Dublin School in Dublin, NH. I'm here participating in a music teacher training intensive, and this concert is one of the many perks. Never heard of Dave? Well, you've probably HEARD him. He is the most versatile cellist EVER, and has played with artists in every genre, from The Who and Evanescence to the tribal people in the Philippines. And he can incorporate Bach repertoire into everything that he plays. Oh and he was a piano student of AARON COPLAND and cello student of YO YO MA.
He and his writing partner and bandmate, percussionist Chuck Palmer, are also a couple of the nicest guys ever. They live in Williamsburg and hang with all our favorite musicians, including Alex Wong, Amber Rubarth, and Elizabeth Ziman. Dave told me he just finished laying down some hot cello tracks for Alex's solo record. He says the stuff they did with the cello is unlike anything ever heard before, even by his standards. I'm SO excited.
His latest album, Kingston Morning (after the city in Jamaica where it was recorded) is fantastic and just got him his 53rd Grammy Nomination. Ever busy, his next record is out next month (recorded in the Philippines).
If you like awesomely versatile (but extremely down-to-earth) musicians who play extremely varied setlists (from Bach to Bob Marley to chamber folk to all-out jams) go see Dave/Deoro in concert. Or just go see your favorite artist and you might catch Dave playing cello. Oh, and here's Bached In.