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John Brock

Xenia, Ohio
Post  Posted 18 Sep 2023 2:55 pm    
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Dave passed away this pat friday at home in Goodletsville
The accomplishments are far too many to list. Sufficed to say upright slap bass with the greats from Cash to Reed to Yoakum. RIP
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Damir Besic

Post  Posted 18 Sep 2023 6:15 pm    
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Oh man , that’s a sad news … I loved watching Dave play on Broadway with Don Kelly band when I first moved to Nashville … great musician , RIP Dave …

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Joachim Kettner

Post  Posted 19 Sep 2023 2:03 am    
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Oh no! I have seen him in a three piece band with Rick Vito and also on a Cash show. After the Vito gig in a small club (with not a large crowd attending) I helped him carry some stuff out to the lorry. He told me that he was formerly with Johnny Cash.
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Bill McCloskey


Nanuet, NY
Post  Posted 19 Sep 2023 5:46 am    
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Nice interview just posted on Otis Gibbs youtube channel
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Pete Finney


Nashville Tn.
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2023 7:55 am    
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I so hated to get the phone call the day Dave passed. A musician's musician, and a good friend for many, many years. We were roommates on a Vince Gill tour in 1989 (just before Vince hired John Hughey) and never lost touch and still played occasional gigs and sessions.

He was so versatile and an important part of so many different genres and scenes in this town. A lot of us knew him early on as a strictly electric player who would play funk/jazz/R&B gigs in town between tours with Dottie West or Jerry Reed or whoever. He only started playing upright when he joined Cash, and quickly became the go-to guy for the rockabilly/slap thing, and inspired lots of other players in that style. He never stopped playing electric though - in the studio and in his band with Kenny Vaughan in recent years he played both.

Always a ball to play with, and a very funny guy! He will be missed...!
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