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

-Voted best WV band 2014 

-Voted 2015 Most Innovative Musician by WV Division of Tourism 

-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
    Gettysburg Bluegrass
    Carter Family Fold 2009-2015
    IBMA World of Bluegrass 

-West Virginia State Banjo Champion, Vandalia 2008, 2018

-West Virginia State Mandolin Champion, Vandalia 2018

Operating from Ellsworth School of Music in Ranson WV, private lessons are available.

Feel free to contact anytime: daveasti@gmail.com