Hello Dave has long been a part of the local night life, a band that would often visit our tiny little corner of Michigan from nearby Chicago. I’d heard the name for years before finally getting around to checking out a show. References to the band had become just a part of the scenery for the longest time until it suddenly occurred to me that I should probably check them out. Years later, their music has been a part of grand memories of nights out in St. Joseph, summer days of music on various porches, and boomboxes playing as we float along the water.
Now anyone can play catch up. Hello Dave has recently announced that they’ve “unlock[ed] the vault”.
The band’s library is available right now for $28. Seven albums. Live recordings. Acoustic music. The Christmas album…I didn’t even know they had a Christmas album.
Check out two of my favorites from Hello Dave: