Dave Halverson

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.



Gear

main guitars:
US Masters Vector Versatek
Kramer XKG-10
Electra Westone Dynasty XV-2

main amplifiers:
Various amp-in-a-box pedals
Tubeworks MosValve MV-962
Roland VGA-7

miscellaneous:
software, recording technology
lots of little boxes...


Tags

...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 there. -progscape.com

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

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Santa Barbara

Credentials/Background

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.

Discography

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