Dave Scher

  • Austin
Grant Season: 
  • 2018
  • 2019
Dave Scher


Dave Scher grabbed onto an electric guitar at age 10, and has spent little of his waking time ever since without having one in his very capable hands. That is, unless, he happens to be playing mandolin, fiddle, bass, piano, organ or any number of other instruments, just to keep things interesting. He’s been known to dabble in jazz, funk, or even a little country whenever he temporarily wanders from his beloved blues, but basically he does it all. And then there’s his voice — powerful and sensual enough to convey every emotion on the spectrum, a natural extension and perfect complement to his work on the guitar.

It is Dave’s honor and pleasure to play as a sideman for many well-known local acts, and his versatility and enormous talent enable him to really up the ante and make any band sound incredible. But he mostly shines as a solo performer or when leading his own trio, belting out original material in addition to his own exciting, inventive arrangements of popular and classic covers of all genres.

“One of the best guitar players I’ve ever heard …”
– Van Wilkes, “Texas Music Hall of Fame”

“I just wanted to tell you that you sound really great!”
– Tony Bennett

“A great, great player.”
– Kym Warner, founding member of The Green Cards

“My hero!”
– Chris Gage, multi-instrumentalist and premier guitarist for Jerry Jeff Walker

“Truly one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard.”
– Carlton Dillard, host of Bridge Radio with Carlton Dillard on Sun Radio, Austin.

But don’t just take their word for it—come on out to a live show soon, and see for yourself!