Dave is truly a treasure and the real thing, with a genuine blues pedigree, having learned from fellow Alabamian Johnny Shines who played with Robert Johnson, as well as playing with the likes of Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jerry "Boogie" McCain, and many others.
So every year on Microwave Dave Day all the best bands in Huntsville--R&B, country, folk, jazz, and blues--gather for an all-day performance to support the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation, one of many charitable shows Dave and the Nukes participate in annually. And every year, in what has now become a cherished Huntsville tradition, we celebrate Dave and all the magic that he has bestowed upon us over the years. As the master bluesman says, "And that is why you play. To take part in that mystery."