My name is David Dewese. I was raised just outside of Dallas, Texas, in the suburban sprawl of a town called Mesquite. I was quite honestly forced into music at an early age by my 60’s rocker father. Things like practicing guitar for lunch money, performing songs as punishment, and the robed church choir left me with a powerful distaste for music. In college I sheepishly picked up the guitar again after a career-ending intramural flag football knee injury. Luckily it didn’t take long to remember those old chords my dad had taught me. I quickly started learning new songs, scouring record stores and skipping haircuts. This lead to jamming with friends, which lead to starting bands, which ultimately lead to writing songs. I loved it all. So much in fact, that after school I moved to Nashville to avoid the inevitability of the real world. In Nashville I found a thriving artistic community where I was able to develop as a musician, writer, performer and more importantly as a person. That musical and personal growth is well documented in nine eclectic indie rock records with my longtime bands, The Luxury Liners and The Foxymorons. I could say a lot more about those bands, but in 2008 I also kicked off a solo career. The solo career has given me new flexibility to explore different sounds, support other artists, tour internationally and…relocate on a whim! In late 2010 I recorded a new EP and moved to a sleepy Southern California beach town. 2012 promises to be a year of inspired transition with more touring and the sparkling new ‘Upside Down EP’ slated for release in the coming months.
This is the band I jokingly started with my childhood friend, Jerry James, in 1994. Turns out the joke was on us when we were offered a record deal. We’re still putting out records and always play a few shows with each release. www.foxymorons.com
The Luxury Liners
I moved to Nashville with my college buddy, Chad Edgington, to start this band. We played a zillion shows, made records, and met famous people. Although the band members are now scattered across four different states I refuse to say we’ve broken up. www.theluxuryliners.com
As much as I love being in charge, I also love helping people out. I’ve made records and toured as a bass or guitar player sideman for a long list of bands like The Nobility, The Lost Immigrants, Everman, The Medders, Sara Beth Geoghegan and most recently The Smart Brothers.
This one crept up on me. Who knew that my long-time church in Nashville (that was full of actual trained musicians) needed extra players? Volunteering in the church worship band exposed me to the world of Christian worship songs. This eventually lead to leading songs for small assemblies and eventually finding myself on multiple international overseas mission trips. These days I’m helping out at my church in North San Diego county.