We are fortunate to have them: Dave on guitar, Rick Godfrey on bass and harmonica, and James Irvin on drums. Their scorching repertoire of original and covered blues, blues/rock, and R&B tunes are appreciated and applauded throughout the Southeast and at music festivals all over Europe. Their 1995 cover of Bo Diddley's "Road Runner" became a soccer stadium smash in Paris and a favorite of fans everywhere.
Dave and the band are not only generous with their music, but they are also an integral part of the community, giving freely of their time and talent to all kinds of benefits and area schools via concerts and the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation that was formed in 2015 to integrate music with learning by bringing musicians into the classroom.
So for the last five years, Huntsville's mayor has declared a day in June as Microwave Dave Day, and Dave and the band have hosted a big celebration of not only their own music, but also all kinds of Huntsville music and the talented musicians who make it.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the special day will be held virtually via YouTube livestream on Sunday, June 28, at 3:00pm. On board for the party are R&B songstress Victoria Jones, local classic rock favorites 5ive O'Clock Charlie, roots group Cletus Puckett Experience, young funkster Lamont Landers, keyboardist Kevin Canada, blues duo Chris Simmons and Jesse Suttle, and, of course, the headliner Microwave Dave & the Nukes. Don't miss it!