WHAT WE DO
OUR SHOW, OUR MUSIC
OUR PHILOSOPHY
     

WE ARE AN ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC
GUITAR & VOCAL DUO
WE LIKE TO DO AN ALL-REQUEST SHOW. AND JUST IN CASE YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING ON A SONG, OUR JUKE BOX SIGN WILL HELP TO JOG YOUR MEMORY. IT'S LOADED WITH 400 SONGS, AND IF YOURS ISN'T THERE, CHANCES ARE IT'S ONE OF THE MANY HUNDREDS OF OTHER SONGS WE KNOW. BALLADS, ROCK & ROLL, COUNTRY, FOLK, FUNNY SONGS, KIDS SONGS, SING-ALONGS, ACOUSTIC, ELECTRIC, RICH HARMONIES, YOUR GROOVE IS OUR GROOVE.
   
WHETHER YOUR EVENT IS A CONCERT, A PRIVATE PARTY, A FESTIVAL, A MARINA, A BAR OR RESTAURANT, OR SOMEBODY'S DECK, OUR 28 YEARS AS A DUO HAS GIVEN US THE EXPERIENCE TO INVOLVE OUR AUDIENCES IN OUR SHOWS IN A WAY THAT IS FUN FOR EVERYONE, AND BRINGS THEM BACK TIME AFTER TIME.
    
BACK IN 1986, WHEN WE WERE PLAYING FULL TIME FOR A LIVING, WE OFTEN HUNG OUT AT BOND ST IN FELLS POINT AT 3 OR 4 AM AFTER LOADING OUT FROM "THE HORSE", JUST MUSING ABOUT THAT DAY FAR OFF IN THE FUTURE WHEN WE COULD DO THIS JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT. WELL HERE WE ARE. SUCCESS IN OUR VARIOUS OTHER CAREERS NOW ALLOWS US TO DEVOTE ALL OUR MUSICAL EFFORTS TO THE FUN PART.


  
MIKE WHITE
MICHAELWHITEDDS.COM
                 
   
"SOUNDS LIKE A WHOLE BAND", "HUMAN JUKE BOX". "MIKE WHITE IS THE CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER". AND THAT'S JUST THE OBVIOUS...
   
MIKE IS A POWERFUL VOCALIST AND GUITARIST WHO SHOWS HIS PRESENCE AND WARMTH IN EVERY ASPECT OF HIS PERFORMANCE. HIS PERSONALITY INFUSES THE SHOW WITH A HOME-GROWN CLASSY STYLE THAT HAS BECOME LEGENDARY AMONG AUDIENCES AND MUSICIANS ALIKE.  MIKE IS ALSO A PROLIFIC SONG WRITER WITH A CD FULL OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL. HIS ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE OF SONGS AND LYRICS COMBINED WITH THE CONFIDENCE GAINED FROM YEARS AS A SOLO ARTIST MAKES FOR A SHOW WITH INCREDIBLE DEPTH. MIKE DOESN'T JUST SING SONGS, HE MAKES THEM HIS OWN, WITH A STYLE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE IT COULD JUST AS EASILY HAVE BEEN HIM THAT MADE IT A HIT, WHETHER IT'S A SOFT JAMES TAYLOR BALLAD OR SOME ROCKIN' ROLLING STONES.
   
MIKE'S DRIVING RHYTHM GUITAR STYLE PROVIDES THE MUSIC WITH SOLID STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. FROM "PRETTY PICKIN" TO "BULLDOZER MODE" MIKE CAN PRESENT A SONG WITH THE MOOD AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE THAT MAKES US LOVE THOSE TUNES SO MUCH.

FINALLY, MIKE'S MAGICAL ABILITY TO TALK TO AN AUDIENCE MAKES EVERYONE WHO LEAVES A MIKE & DAVE SHOW FEEL LIKE THEY MADE SOME NEW FRIENDS. THE SHOW IS REALLY MORE OF A CONVERSATION WITH THE AUDIENCE THAT JUST HAPPENS TO INVOLVE MUSIC. EARLY IN MIKE'S SOLO CAREER, HE CAME UP WITH A UNIQUE APPROACH TO THE BUSINESS. WHILE THE COMMONLY USED FORMAT IS TO MAKE UP SET LISTS, PLAY 4 SETS (45 MIN ON AND 20 OFF) FOREVER AND EVER, MIKE'S IDEA WAS TO DO ALL REQUESTS SO YA DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT SET LISTS AND WHAT TO PLAY NEXT, MAKE THE FIRST SET AN HOUR AND A HALF (SO YOU KEEP THOSE FOLKS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN THERE EARLIER AND THINKING OF LEAVING SOON AFTER THE MUSIC STARTED). MAKE THE SECOND SET AN HOUR AND THE THIRD SET A HALF HOUR WITH 30 MINUTE BREAKS, BUT ONLY 2 OF THEM. THE RESULT IS THE SAME LENGTH OF TIME ON STAGE, BUT WITH MORE CONTINUOUS MUSIC DURING THE TIME THAT IT COUNTS THE MOST, MORE BUSINESS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MORE TIME FOR US TO HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION WITH OUR (HUGE) FOLLOWING ON BREAK. I'VE NEVER KNOWN A FELLOW BAR MUSICIAN WITH A BETTER SENSE OF THE BUSINESS OVERALL.
  
AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN EXPECT A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A SHARED LAUGH AND AN HONEST NIGHT'S WORK FROM MIKE. THE RESPECT WE HAVE FOR EACH OTHER IS OBVIOUS AND CONTAGIOUS. THE MUSIC SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.
  
MIKE PLAYS TAYLOR GUITARS


  
DAVE MATTHEISS
            

           
DIAMOND DAVE BEGAN PERFORMING 50 YEARS AGO IN 1965 (HE WAS 15) AT THE "CELLAR DOOR" IN GEORGETOWN. HIS ACOUSTIC GUITAR IS MAGICAL AND HIS STRAT - "ROCK & ROLL WITH A TWANG". FROM CLASSICAL TO PINK FLOYD, THE TASTY GUITAR LICKS ARE IN THERE, ALONG WITH THE RICH HARMONY VOCALS.

HIS MOST TREASURED GIFT IS THE ABILITY TO IMPROVISE UNDER PRESSURE AND MAKE UP SOLOS, FILLS AND HARMONIES AS HE GOES, EVEN ON UNFAMILIAR MATERIAL. ONE OF MY FAVORITE WAYS TO MESS WITH DAVE IS TO SPRING A BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SONG ON HIM DURING A SHOW, AND POINT OUT TO THE AUDIENCE THAT HE'S NEVER HEARD THE SONG BEFORE... HA HA HA. THE FACT IS, DAVE'S ABILITY TO FAKE ALMOST ANYTHING HAS GIVEN OUR CAREERS A RATHER PLEASANT AND UNUSUAL TWIST, 29 YEARS WITHOUT ANY REHEARSALS! JUST A PASSION FOR PERFECTION. ONE OF MY MANY NICK - NAMES FOR DAVE IS "EAR F. HUTTON".

DAVE'S FIRST JOB WAS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD MUSIC STORE WHICH OPENED WHEN HE WAS 15. HIS JOB WAS TO SELL GUITARS. WHENEVER A CUSTOMER WAS INTERESTED IN A GUITAR, THE STORE OWNER, JOE NOTO, WOULD HAND DAVE THE GUITAR AND JUST START WRITING UP THE PAPERWORK WHILE ACCOMPANIED BY A BLAZING VERSION OF 'CLASSICAL GAS'. HE STILL RUNS INTO PEOPLE THAT BOUGHT GUITARS FROM HIM 40+ YEARS AGO AND THEY STILL ASK "HOW DO YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY? YOU CAN HARDLY SEE YER FINGERS MOVE". HE WOULD SAY IT'S ALL ABOUT PRECISION AND EXPRESSION AND NOT WASTING ANY MOTION. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY, "DAVE DOESN'T TALK MUCH BUT HIS FINGERS DO".
  
PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK HOW DAVE & I MET. MOST MUSICAL GROUPS ARE FORMED BY PEOPLE WHO ALREADY KNOW EACH OTHER AND HAVE SOME SENSE OF A COMMON GOAL, AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP BECOMES A PARTNERSHIP. OURS HAPPENED THE OTHER WAY AROUND. IN 1986 DAVE WAS LIVING AND PLAYING IN FELLS POINT WITH A GROUP CALLED 'GENTLE TIMES' (RIP) AT THE 'CAT'S EYE' AND 'LEDBETTERS', WHILE I WAS PLAYING SOLO AT 'THE HORSE', BUT SOMEHOW WE HAD NEVER ACTUALLY MET. AT THE TIME I WAS WORKING AT HOPKINS AS A PA, AND DAVE'S WIFE ROBIN WAS THERE DOING ANESTHESIA. SHE NOTICED MY FLIERS IN ALL THE BREAK ROOMS AND STARTED INVESTIGATING. ONE DAY SHE INTRODUCED HERSELF AND SAID "YOU PROBABLY HEAR THIS ALL THE TIME BUT MY HUSBAND IS A GREAT GUITAR PLAYER AND I WAS THINKING OF TRYING TO GET YOU TWO TOGETHER". I WAS INVITED FOR DINNER, SHOWED UP, ATE WHILE WE TALKED ABOUT OUR GOALS, PLAYED ABOUT 4 SONGS AND HAD A NEW PARTNER. DAVE KNEW ABOUT HALF OF MY MATERIAL AND YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW THE REST. THAT MEANT WE COULD START PLAYING AS A DUO IMMEDIATELY, WITHOUT REHEARSING... A NO-BRAINER. IN THE BEGINNING WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT BUSINESS... BOOKINGS... NEW PLACES... BEFORE LONG WE DECIDED THAT ROBIN SHOULD BE OUR MANAGER AND SHE HAS BEEN BOOKING OUR GIGS FOR 28 YEARS! THAT'S 2 PARTNERSHIPS TURNED INTO FRIENDSHIPS!
  
AS OUR PRODUCER & PROMOTER, DAVE EXHIBITS THE SAME PASSION FOR QUALITY ON OUR WEBSITE, FLIERS, EMAIL, RECORDINGS, BENEFITS AND IN ALL OUR OTHER MARKETING EFFORTS.
  
IN DAVE'S WORDS... "THE MOST ENJOYABLE ASPECT OF OUR JOB HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT WE'RE AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT & DAY REGARDING OUR INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EFFORT. WE PRODUCE A SHOW WHICH CELEBRATES THOSE DIFFERENCES AND THAT RESULTS IN A SOUND WITH DEPTH." ROGER THAT, DIAMOND DAVE.
  
DAVE PLAYS MATON, FENDER, GIBSON & MARTIN GUITARS AND OF COURSE, THE STRAT-O-CHET.



OUR SHOW
  

  
   

SOME OF THE ARTISTS WE COVER
   

JAMES TAYLOR
ALABAMA
ALAN JACKSON
ALISON KRAUSE
ALLMAN BROTHERS
ALVIN CROWE
AMAZING RHYTHM ACES
AMERICA
ANIMALS
ARLO GUTHRIE
BEATLES
BILL MONROE
BILLY JOEL
BLIND FAITH
BOB DYLAN
BOB SEGER
BOB WILLS
BONNIE RAITT
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
CAT STEVENS
CHARLIE DANIELS BAND
CHUCK BERRY
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG
DAN FOGELBERG
DAVE MASON
DAVID ALLEN COE
DAVID BROMBERG
DAVID LOGGINS
DAVID MALLET
DAVID WILCOX
DIRE STRAITS
DIXIE CHICKS
DOBIE GRAY
DOC WATSON
DOLLY PARTON
DON HENLEY
DON MACLEAN
DON WILLIAMS
DOOBIE BROTHERS
DR. HOOK
ELTON JOHN
ELVIS PRESLEY
EMMY LOU HARRIS
ERIC CLAPTON
EXTREME
FIVE MAN ELECTRICAL BAND
FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS
GARTH BROOKS
GEORGE HARRISON
GEORGE JONES
GORDON LIGHTFOOT
GRATEFUL DEAD
HANK WILLIAMS, JR.
HANK WILLIAMS, SR.
HARRY BELAFONTE
HARRY CHAPIN
INDIGO GIRLS
J. J. CALE
JACKSON BROWNE
JAMES TAYLOR
JANIS JOPLIN
JERRY JEFF WALKER
JERRY REED
JETHRO TULL
JIM CROCE
JIM STAFFORD
JIMI HENDRIX
JIMMY BUFFETT
JOE COCKER
JOHN ANDERSON
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
JOHN DENVER
JOHN MAYALL
JOHN PRINE
JOHNNY CASH
JOHNNY PAYCHECK
JONATHAN EDWARDS
KATHY MATTEA
KENNY LOGGINS
KENNY ROGERS
KINGSTON TRIO
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
LED ZEPPELIN
LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS
LITTLE FEAT
LOGGINS & MESSINA
LOOKING GLASS
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT, III
LYLE LOVETT
LYNYRD SKYNYRD
MARC COHN
MARSHALL TUCKER
MASON WILLIAMS
MATCHBOX 20
MEL McDANIEL
MERLE HAGGARD
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
MIKE WHITE
MOODY BLUES
NANCY GRIFFITH
NEIL YOUNG
NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
OAK RIDGE BOYS
OLD & IN THE WAY
PATSY CLINE
PATTY GRIFFIN
PAUL McCARTNEY
PAUL SIMON
PETER, PAUL & MARY
PINK FLOYD
PROCLAIMERS
PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE
RANDY TRAVIS
R.E.M.
RICHARD THOMPSON
RODNEY CROWELL
ROGER MILLER
ROLLING STONES
SAM COOKE
SAVOY BROWN
SEBASTION THE CRAB
SIMON & GARFUNKEL
STEELY DAN
STEPHEN STILLS
STEPPENWOLF
STEVE GOODMAN
STEVE MILLER BAND
STEVIE NICKS
STING
TALKING HEADS
T-BONE WALKER
THE BAND
THE BYRDS
THE DOORS
THE EAGLES
THE HIGHWAYMEN
THE KINKS
TOM T. HALL
TRAFFIC
TRAVELING WILBURYS
VAN MORRISON
WAYLON & WILLIE
WILLIE NELSON


SOME OF THE PLACES WE HAVE PERFORMED




ASHLAND CAFE
ALL STAR CAFE
ANGELS GROTTO
ARMADILLO'S
BACHMAN VALLEY INN
BACK STREETS CAFE
BAJA BEACH CLUB
BALTIMORE COUNTRY CLUB
BALTIMORE YACHT CLUB
BEEFSTEAK CHARLIE'S
BELAIR ATHLETIC CLUB
BIG PECKERS
BOHAGER'S
BRASS BALLS
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
CACAO LANE
CAROLINA GARDENS
CATONSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CHATTERLEY'S
CHRISTOPHER'S
CLASSICS
COCKEYSVILLE FIRE HALL
CRAIG'S
CRESCENT YACHT CLUB
DALTON COLLEGE
DICKINSON COLLEGE
DJ BATMAN'S BOOZE CRUISE !
DONNELLY'S
EMMA GILES' TAVERN
ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FELLS POINT FUN FESTIVAL
FELLS POINT REC PIER
FISHERMAN'S WHARF
FLITE THREE
FRIAR TUCK'S
FRIENDS SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE
FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
GARY J'S
GOUCHER COLLEGE
GRAFFITI'S
GRANT STREET PUB
GRIFF'S
HAMMERJACK'S
HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HARFORD COUNTY AIRPORT
HARRISON'S PIER 5
HIGHTOPPS BACKSTAGE GRILLE
HILTON ANNAPOLIS
HOLIDAY HOUSE
HOLLINS COLLEGE
IRISH PIZZA PUB
IT'S ABOUT TIME
JAKE'S
JK'S PUB
JOHNS HOPKINS SPRING FAIR
KINGSVILLE FIRE HALL
LEADBETTERS
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
LEGENDS
LEVERING HALL - JHU
LIRIODENDRON
LONGWOOD COLLEGE
LYNCHBURG COLLEGE
MacGREGOR'S
MARINERS PIER 1
MARYLAND FOOD BANK
MARYLAND MUSICIAN ALL-STAR JAM
MARYLAND PUBLIC TELEVISION
MAX'S ON BROADWAY
McKINLEY'S
MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE
MR. T'S
MUHLENBURG COLLEGE
OLDE PHILADELPHIA INN
OLIVER'S
ON BROADWAY
OREGON RIDGE PARK
OTTER POINT YACHT CLUB
P. J. CRICKETS
P. L. CAHOOTS
P. T. FLAGG'S
PARLAY CAFE
PATCHES 15 BELOW
POOR RICHARD'S
R'S AMERICANTINA
RAFFERTY'S
RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE
RED EYE'S DOCK BAR
ROANOKE COLLEGE
ROCKERS AGAINST HUNGER
SALISBURY STATE COLLEGE
SECRET SOUND STUDIO
SHANTY TOWN  O.C.
SLAPSTIX
SMITHERS
SNEAKERS - FELLS POINT
SOUVENIRS
ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE
STEAMERS
SURFSIDE SALLY'S
THE ADMIRAL'S CUP
THE ANGLER
THE BARN
THE BRASS HORSE
THE CAT'S EYE PUB
THE CELLAR DOOR
THE CLASSROOM
THE CLIPPER CITY
THE CLOISTERS
THE COUNTRY INN
THE CRACK OF DAWN
THE CRACK OF DOOM
THE CUT
THE DOCK OF THE BAY
THE DRAWBRIDGE
THE EMERALD TAVERN
THE FIFTEEN MILE HOUSE
THE FIREHOUSE TAVERN
THE FOX AND HOUND
THE FULL MOON SALOON
THE GREENE TURTLE
THE HORSE YOU CAME IN ON
THE HUNGRY EAR
THE JUDGE'S BENCH
THE KING OF FRANCE TAVERN
THE MANOR TAVERN
THE OXBOW
THE RIVER WATCH
THE RUSTY SCUPPER
THE SALTY DOG
THE THEATER PROJECT
THE TREEHOUSE
THE TWELVE GATES
THE UPPER DECK
THE WATER STREET POUR HOUSE
THE WATERFRONT HOTEL
THE WESTMINSTER INN
THE WILD DUCK CAFE
TOAD COFFEE HOUSE
TOUCANS
TOWSON STATE UNIVERSITY
TOWSONTOWN FESTIVAL
TULLY'S
UMBC
UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
UNIVERSITY OF MD @ BALTIMORE
URSINUS COLLEGE
VILLAGE TAVERN
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
WARFIELD'S
WESLEY COLLEGE
WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE
WILKES COLLEGE
WILSON COLLEGE
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