DABanjo.com is the homepage of musician and instructor Dave Asti.
Hailing from Charles Town, West Virginia, Dave Asti has been performing live music for over 20 years. As a founding member of the critically acclaimed group, The Hillbilly Gypsies, Dave entertained audiences far and wide with his unique and energetic style. A multi-instrumentalist and entertainer, his versatile technique is influenced by many genres. From Blues to Bluegrass, Swing to Rock, and beyond, there are no boundaries in his approach to musical sensibility.
-Founding member of West Virginia's award winning bluegrass band "The Hillbilly Gypsies" 2001-2016
-Notable television performances:
WV Mountain Stage - PBS
Song of the Mountains - PBS
Ulster Scots Santer Documentary BBC
-Notable live performaces:
Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2005-2015
Outer Banks Bluegrass - 2013-2014
Carter Family Fold 2009-2015
IBMA World of Bluegrass
-West Virginia State Banjo Champion, Vandalia 2008, 2018
Operating from Ellsworth School of Music in Ranson WV, private lessons
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