DAVE DESMELIK -Lyrical and Instrumental Songster

Welcome to the official website for Dave Desmelik music. Please browse, listen, read, share, and feel free to contact. Thank you so much for supporting independent and original music.
It is a good thing to do and you, the listener are appreciated.
(All header pics by the wonderful Vickie Burick vickieburickphotography.com)




On Board With Hemifran 

I am happy to announce I will be working with Hemifran for promotion in Europe of my new album
"We Don't Want A Dying Flame"   http://www.hemifran.com/

Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what we call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter if it’s power pop, soft singer-songwriter, heavy rock, blues, gentle westcoast-pop, country, AOR, jazz, americana, electronica or just plain, simple, good ol' rock’n’roll.....

This company has an impressive list of artists it has worked with including David Rawlings, Ani DiFranco, Jackson Browne, and Brian Setzer just to name a few. I am excited and hope you will visit their website and have a look.

Many continued thanks to you who support "gut music".

I Applaud You 

Professionals in the marketing and publicity world strongly suggest that to reach a customer and generate sales you need to tell the potential customer why they need to buy your product, how it benefits them, and the overall satisfaction they will receive.

I am not writing this post for those reasons. I am writing this post just to say thank you to those who are reading this right now. I appreciate you, the listener and supporter of independent and original music. I continue to write, record, and perform often for the true therapeutic value it brings me and that I personally need. But I could not do this as a lasting career and calling if not for you..... so thank you for any and all support you have given and continue to give. I applaud you.

"One customer well taken care of could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising." -Jim Rohn

New CD is here and release shows are scheduled 

I am happy to officially say things are in place and I am ready share my ninth self-released album with you. This one is titled We Don't Want A Dying Flame and is comprised of 13 original songs.The release shows are Friday, November 7th -9pm in West Asheville, NC at The Altamont Brewery (Trio show) and Saturday, November 8th -1pm in Brevard, NC at The Phoenix (Solo show). In addition to this new CD, coming soon will be t-shirts and new songs available on the inter-web. Soooo much thanks to Andy Gibbon and Josh Gibbs for their musical talent, as well as Steve Mayone for mastering, and Drew Findlay for the CD design and layout. I am excited to share these songs with you. Thank you for supporting independent and original music.

Giving and Gifting.... 

Hi friends and fellow music lovers..... just a quick reminder that the holiday season is approaching fast and it's not too early to think about getting some gifts for those you love. May I suggest the gift of independent music. There are a number of reasons why I believe this is one of the best gifts you can give. It's lasting, it has true emotional value, you are sharing something you enjoy, and music is therapy. AND you are supporting hard working DIY musicians. These are just a few reasons..... I hope you may consider the gift of independent music. Continued thanks! Check out the Discography page for lots of original music and multiple links to purchase/download or even better contact directly for personal service. I would be honored and grateful to connect with you.           dave_desmelik@hotmail.com  

What's your instrument? 

Do you have an instrument? Any instrument? Perhaps a guitar, banjo, bass, drums, piano, mandolin, ukelele, shaker, spoons, harmonica, steel guitar, keyboard, hand claps, a voice, five gallon bucket, a pen and paper, a canvas, clay, silly puddy, sand paper, foot stomps, a broom, a paintbrush, hammer and nails, a bike, skateboard, herbs and spices, swimming, yoga, a golf club, colored pencils, a camera, etc........... anything that gives you an outlet for creative expression..... YOUR creative expression..... I encourage you to take time and find your therapy.... even a few short minutes a day......

Just a Few Friends 

Just a few friends that I admire and appreciate...... please take a moment to check out these fine folks.....

www.nolanmckelvey.com     www.linguamusicalive.com     www.bowthayer.com     www.wncw.org     www.dynamiteroasting.com     www.davidphilips.net     www.peopleforcleanmountains.org     www.stevemayone.com     www.wncmusic.org     www.joemyers.net     www.fhgrr.com     www.brentjwalker.com

I'll keep posting more friends and links in the future..... thanks!

Always in Season .... House Concerts 

What are house concerts?

House concerts are private events in the homes of music fans. Friends, neighbors, and acquaintances are invited to attend a two set performance, and make a suggested donation of $10-20 per person. Often there’s a pot luck dinner or dessert, and it’s not unusual for guests to bring a beverage along with their favorite dish.

These shows are always fun and intimate and a great way for artists and fans to connect.

For more info email dave_desmelik@hotmail.com and thanks!

Because... It really does make a difference.... 

Just a reminder that it is a good thing to support local and independent businesses. Today... consider purchasing your coffee from a local roaster instead of a corporate entity..... consider getting lunch at your local deli instead of fast food...... consider shopping at your local farmers market instead of a huge grocery store..... consider supporting local music and artists in your town.... and remember, don't be afraid to think for yourself..... Because.... it really does make a difference....