The best way to define Dave's music is simply
"easy". Easy goin', easy listening (in that country/folk way) and easy to set on
continuous play. Smooth, mellow, yet raucous in all the right places, you can't grow tired
of Dave's music as his rich voice flows with it. There's nothing forced; just a stream in
which you drift along with each selection.
The only thing that is not easy about Dave's music is
to label it as "this" or "that". You can't place Dave in any given
slot. With a mixture of Blues, Country, Folk, and that special touch that is simply
"Dave". Dave says, "I have a bit of chameleon quality," and
you'll agree as you let his music carry you into his world....and such a peaceful world it
is. Lyrics with meaning, all written by Dave, reflecting the sharp edges of life, the
tenderness of love, and the humor of it all. I loved the mixture of the harmonica, sax,
strings, steel guitar, all coming together with such grace and harmony, completely in sync
with Dave and his acoustic guitar.
Dave began playing guitar when he was eight years old.
Among his influences, were some of the great artists such as James Taylor, Cat Stevens
(one of my favorites), Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon and many more....he just has
that decidedly country quality that sets him apart from them all. The closest example I
can think of in comparrison today is Billy Dean, who also attributes his style to many of
the same influences as Dave, yet Dave carries that "Don Williams" simplicity as
In short, there is no set description for Dave and his
music. Maybe the industry will have to create a whole new classification called
"Hahn". How you classify Dave Hahn isn't important.....his music speaks for
itself and is meant for everyone.
Whether you need to smile, reflect, or simply relax,
Dave Hahn is your man and his music is your ticket.