Music Basics

An acoustic roots musician living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Nealon is influenced by Celtic and old-time stringbands, country blues players like John Jackson, and songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Pierce Pettis, and Dylan, and inspired by the woods and the river.

Book me for your festival, outdoor venue, or listening room, school, or coffeehouse. Solo, with my buddy Mark as Case Studies, or in an acoustic band, audiences in Virginia and North Carolina enjoy our folksome textures, tight harmonies, and eclectic acoustic energy.

Need lessons on guitar, banjo, or mandolin?

Dave's life

Born at sea in the teeth of a gale.

Desolate Heaven

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