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

-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

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

are available for:

Guitar - Acoustic and Electric

Banjo - 3 Finger (Bluegrass) and Clawhammer (Old-Time)



Bass - Upright and Electric


Styles included, but not limited to: Folk, Blues, Rock n Roll, Bluegrass, Country, Funk, Swing, Old Time, Heavy Metal (Hard Rock), Classic Rock and everything in between. 

All levels and ages welcome! From complete beginner to advanced workshops, there will be something for everyone. You are never too old to pick up a new hobby! 

Feel free to contact anytime: daveasti@gmail.com 


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