guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an
international reputation as one of the premier talents on the
Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top
Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls
throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with
performances in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Holland,
Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland,
Poland, Luxembourg, Mexico and
forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the
U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary
Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also
performed and recorded with such blues and jazz artists as Buddy Guy,
Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy
Johnson, Jack McDuff,
Johnny Adams, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Tad Robinson, John Primer,
Johnny Littlejohn, B.B. Odom, Mighty Joe Young, Valerie Wellington,
Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Kent, Ronnie Earl, Eric Alexander,
Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Sunnyland Slim.
Among Dave Specter's critically acclaimed recordings, his
1991 release Bluebird Blues reached the #1 spot on both the
Living Blues national radio charts and the Tower Records blues charts.
Blues Access magazine called his CD, Left Turn
"an absolutely gorgeous blend of vintage blues and jazz." Specter
also appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton,
Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells.
Dave's latest album, Message in Blue features special
guests Otis Clay, Brother John
Kattke and Bob Corritore. It's currently topping the Roots Music
Report's blues charts and has received rave, 4 star reviews from
Downbeat Magazine and All Music Guide.
Dave's recently been featured in Vintage Guitar and
and has been a 5 time Critic's Choice in The Chicago Reader.
endorses Victoria Amplifiers and GHS Strings.
Download your copy of Dave's latest studio album now