Dave Halverson is a guitarist/composer based in Santa Barbara, CA. He is also a founding member of the jazz/art rock band Trance Lucid
. To date, he has released twelve albums of instrumental music — five as a solo artist, five with Trance Lucid, and two with Sea Rocket Jasmine.
The music ranges from jazz/progressive rock, electronic rock, and avant rock, to textural mood pieces, solo pieces, and more experimental works. Inspirations include random noises, found sound, visual art, science, technology, and shortwave radio experiments.
US Masters Vector Versatek
Electra Westone Dynasty XV-2
Various amp-in-a-box pedals
Tubeworks MosValve MV-962
software, recording technology
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...his tasty arrangements and inventive electric guitar work are always captivating and imaginative. -20th
Century Guitar magazine
...pushes boundaries with his constantly varied, mostly indefinable blend of sound. -indieville.com
Dave Halverson's guitar playing is both tasteful and heartfelt. He is as strong a composer as anyone out
Halverson is an extremely flexible guitarist with a wealth of fresh ideas and techniques. On most tracks he
relies on an appealingly vibrant fusion tone, with nice deviations. -allaboutjazz.com
...intelligent instrumental jazz with a rock fusion edge
I began teaching the guitar in 1986. I have experience teaching individuals (ages 7 to 60) and also groups of
children. I am willing to teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.