Previous events

Celebrating The Big Life of Michael Heaton

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Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL

Mike was a talented singer-songwriter, and just one of the nicest humans you could ever meet. He was taken far too soon, at only 53, by cancer. I have the honor of joining his bandmates to sing a few of his tunes at this celebration of his life. Event starts at 7, music begins at 9. A $10 suggested donation at the door will go to help 3 year old Wrenley Pavels in her fight against idiopathic aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder. Do your soul some good and join us!


The Stars That Hang Above - record release show

The Venue, 21 S. Broadway Ave, Aurora, IL

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! At long last, my new album, The Stars That Hang Above, is done! Official release date is 11-15-2019. Join us a few days later at The Venue in Aurora, IL. The Venue is a cool new spot opened up by the Fox Valley Music Foundation. Great sound and nightlines, and yes, they serve adult beverages (if you are so inclined). We will have vinyl and CDs of the new album available for sale at the show. I'll be performing with my band, Chris Walke (lead guitar), Justin O'Connell (drums), and Adam Gardner (bass). We're really excited to play the new album (and some of your old favorites) for you. Our good friend Dave Ramont will be opening the show for us.

$12 reserved/$8 general admission ($15/10 at the door)


Writer's Round - hosted by Gigable

Mockingbird Bar & Garden, 217 Barrington Ave, East Dundee, IL

Another Nashville style Writer's Round brought to you by the fine folks at Gigable. Olivia Ports (she did a show with us at The Law Office back awhile), myself, and the ever mysterious TBD will trade songs and stories throughout the evening, and probably rustle up something to play together at the end of the night! Join us, you should.  

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Dave used a Shure microphone (a KSM 32 if you want to get specific) to record all his vocal tracks on Waiting Room and Sometimes Nothing. At live shows, you'll find him singing into a Shure as well (SM58 or Beta58). If you see him walking around town with his iPod, he's using some Shure E2 Sound Isolating Earphones. Shure picked Dave as one of ten featured artists for 2006. Check it out in issue 20 of Shure Notes.
The Music Gallery - Highland Park, IL
Dave got his new Gibson here. They match a great selection of fine guitars with a knowledgable and honest staff. Imagine going into a guitar store where the guitars are all properly setup, in tune, and with fresh strings on them - then stop imagining because it's a reality at The Music Gallery.