Dave Sadler

Dave Sadler

DAVE SADLER   Pine Bluff AR   Bluesrock    Reggae    Instrumental Funk

Raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (home to blues legends Big Bill Broonzy and Cedell Davis), Dave Sadler began playing guitar at the age of twelve. Coming from a musical household, which includes a distant relationship to Johnny Cash, a grandfather who was an amateur minstrel singer, and a mother who was a piano teacher – it is no small surprise that Dave continued the musical journey. Raised on the edge of the Delta, blues inspired music surrounded Dave. Where a typical kid might have been found listening to the latest top 40 rock hit, Dave, a self-taught musician who plays by ear, would often be found locked away in his room listening to the likes of B.B. King and Elmore James, trying to emulate their playing styles.

If you like your blues hard-driving, then you will enjoy guitarist Dave Sadler’s release – Fourth Street Ruckus – a frenetic paced, big blues sound with blistering harmonica and guitar work accompanied by the precision horn work of Dan Cipriano.  Roly Platt, one of Canada’s premiere diatonic harmonica players teams with Dave on this title track of his EP Fourth Street Ruckus released in 2012. Platt, a Toronto native, has become a sought-after live and studio musician due to his versatility and skill. Dan Cipriano, one of the busiest saxophone players in New York, is also no stranger to the music world having toured or recorded with Wilson Pickett, Bruce Springsteen and many others.


“With a broad range of blues rock, jazzy ballads, reggae and funk, this album sought blues inspiration from many places. Arkansas/Mississippi, Louisiana/Texas and Chicago-influences merge into a homogeneous whole, in which Dave Sadler, guitar man from Arkansas, feels at home like a fish in the water.”
Mieke Geukens , Rootstime (Jun 21, 2008)

“Sadler also includes a slew of instrumental numbers on the album which showcase his mastery of the guitar. He gets by with a little help from his friends such as prominent saxophonist, Dan Cipriano, whose playful exchanges on Can’t Take It With You are an instant listener’s delight.”
Skott Freedman, Indie-Music.com (Apr 05, 2008)

“Dave Sadler designed this album with solid and really versatile musical building  stones that leave a colorful impression from Fade To Blue till Blue Reggae.”
Mieke Geukens, Rootstime (Jun 21, 2008)

“On Fade to Blue, Arkansas blues singer Dave Sadler offers up an eclectic mix of 16 guitar driven songs based in the blues/rock tradition of the Midwest. He’s an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and clearly knows what he’s doing on the guitar…musicianship to stand apart from the crowd…”
Skott Freedman, Indie-Music.com (Apr 05, 2008)

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