My name is Dave and I've been playing solo acoustic/indie-folk-punk music for the last 11 years. I currently am playing in two other pop/skate-punk bands, but still find time to write and play the ol' acoustic. I love music; listening to it, writing it, playing it. Give me a show and I'll play it with a grin on my face.
The reason I go by the name Dave E. Nation is because I used to be in a Crust/Hardcore band called Crustation Nation. In 2002 we broke up and I wasn't quite ready to leave it behind, so I kept a part of the name in remembrance. Although now it's been 11 years since we've broken up, I still look back at those days fondly and am glad I still carry something that is a part of that. Although it may not show all the time in my music I have always been a fan of punk rock and try my best to let that influence shine in the music I create.
Here are some of my many influences:
Banner Pilot, Alkaline Trio, Pedro The Lion, the Get Up Kids, Grade, Dashboard Confessional, Off With Their Heads, MxPx, Mineral, Texas Is The Reason, Hot Water Music, Enewetak, Kill The Slavemaster, Spazz, the Menzingers, (early) Eighteen Visions, Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room, Ambrosia, Little River Band, Toto, the Loved Ones...ect [+]