David Firestine

mandolin, bouzouki, laptop snare/cymbal

Dave pulls out the “take no prisoners” style of playing at every dance – bringing the tunes to their full potential and beyond. He is a tune-meister and music jams are super fun when he is in the driver’s seat. Originally a drummer, his strong sense of rhythm and syncopation is the foundation of his playing and tune writing, and truthfully he is never happier than when he gets to pull out the drum kit to back Alice on our swing numbers. Don’t worry, he can access his sensitive side when playing waltzes and beautiful melodies.  Dave is a musical vagrant retiree now, but before that, he was the Senior Gyzmologist building lightning detection systems.