Dave Kovach - Guitar/Vocals
Guitarist and vocalist Dave Kovach started playing guitar at the age of 11, learning from a number of local musicians in Noranda, Quebec in the early 70s. Major musical influences at the time were folk and counrty rock, however, after listening to Muddy Waters ‘Fathers and Sons’ album, Dave started developing a lifelong passion for the blues.
After moving to Burlington in the 80's, Dave started playing and performing in various rhythm & blues ensembles and open jams, where he has had the opportunity to hone his blues style and perform with a great number of Burlington / Hamilton area musicians. Dave plays a clean and stripped down style, influenced by traditional players such as T-Bone Walker and the 3 Kings: Albert, BB, and Freddie. Dave’s focus now is writing, performing, and keeping the blues alive with Blues Hammmer. Dave is a member of SOCAN.