Welcome folks to my new site! Hope you enjoy the sounds while you're here.
I've been performing quite a bit, writing, and recording new material that will be out soon!
I also have some nice shows coming up with my band BUTTA (www.buttagroove.com) as well as with my NOLA inspired group the Demolition Brass Band. Check out the Gigs page for more info.
You can also hear and purchase my critically acclaimed album "MAHONEY'S WAY" on ROBERTS MUSIC GROUP (RMG) featuring notables Nile Rodgers, Mark Egan, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, Abe Fogle, and a gospel choir to boot! The album can be purchased through Amazon.com.
Thanks for checking it out. Come back for upcoming sheet music downloads, mp3s, and other Pats O' Butta.
Dave has performed and/or recorded with Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Roy Ayers, P-Funk, The Brand New Heavies, Eddie Hazel, Groove Collective, Gil Scott Heron, Marc Ribot, Mark Egan, Bernie Worrell, Hans Glawischnig, Boris Koslov, Jon Cowherd, Brian Jackson, George Porter, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Claudio Roditi, Cecil Bridgewater, Papa John Gros, Victor Jones, John Hicks, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Jerome “Bigfoot”Brailey, Blue Man Group, Mood II Swing, Firewater, G Love and Special Sauce, The Jesus Lizard, Slick Rick, Danny Gottlieb, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandex, John Benitez, and many others.
Dave first became interested in playing through his father’s extensive collection of 45s and LPs from his DJing days in the late 50s and early 60s. As a child prodigy, he traveled to Paris and Canada at the age of 14 and was recognized early on for his musical prowess, garnishing awards that included a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. While enrolled, he studied with the "guru" of woodwind teachers Joe Viola, along with George Garzone, Bill Pierce and Andy McGhee. After graduating, David won a 1988 Boston Music Award and moved to New York shortly thereafter. That relocation turned out to be a fruitful one, soon performing locally and abroad. Some of his credits include appearing on MTV, Live at Five, CBS, the Fox network and writing for PBS. While in New York, Dave found himself in the company of now Rock n’ Roll Hall of fame members, the original Funkadelic, Eddie Hazel, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Jerome “Flashlight” Brailey and others. His critically acclaimed album “Mahoney’s Way” which features Nile Rodgers, Marc Egan, Marc Ribot, Victor Jones, Abe Fogle, the True Fellowship Gospel Choir from Brooklyn.
Presently, Dave is forging ahead performing, writing, producing and continuing to push the envelope with his musical vision. He's also been focused on his long standing funk group BUTTA and will be releasing new music soon.