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Hello Dave plays today


COPPER – Mike Himebaugh, the lead singer for Hello Dave, consulted the other members of the band to describe the group’s sound.”It’s basically rock and roll … with a little bit of country twang … and some bluesy stuff … and a little funk,” said Himebaugh, the group’s primary lyric writer.He tacked on each description as a band member in the background shouted out another modifier. The most concise way to describe Hello Dave’s music is southern, bluesy, funk. Now with five albums under it’s belt and an extensive 10-year touring schedule that includes most of the Mediterranean, Hello Dave has definitely carved out its niche.”People can really differentiate between our songs,” Himebaugh said. “Each one kind of has its own groove so they don’t blend together.”Hello Dave was in the High Country about three weeks ago opening for the Crash Test Dummies at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre.”That was a really great show,” Himebaugh said. “What a beautiful place to play.”Today from 2-4 p.m. Hello Dave will be playing at the Adventure Fest at Copper Mountain, after shows in Denver and Vail.”We stay pretty busy. Every six months or so we do a U.S.O. tour where we perform at a lot of army bases around the world,” Himebaugh said. “We get to be home a little bit, and we’ve all got some side projects going on.”Hello Dave takes many approaches to produce its sound, with the entire group making contributions, though one member might have invented the basic melody or chord structure of a song.”Everyone brings something different to the song and the sound really develops,” Himebaugh said. “My lyrics usually revolve around storytelling. Sometimes it takes 20 minutes to pound out a song. Sometimes it takes days or weeks.”Himebaugh particularly likes trying to capture the group’s sound in the studio. “I almost love it as much as playing live,” he said. “You can just kind of sit there and come up with things on the fly and then hear it later; it’s just fascinating.”

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