Filk Hall of Fame, 1999.
Pegasus Award 1999 for Best Performer.
Co-GoH: Contata 3 (2002).
GoH: OVFF 12, 30 (1996, 2014).
Co-Filk GoH: Duckon 11 (2002).
Special Guest: Minicon 25 (1990).
Organized the filk track at the 1994 Worldcon, introducing
and filk lounge concepts to promote collaboration and friendship among
Founder and driving force behind "Baggiecon," a fannish party at the
Winnipeg Folk Festival.
Founder of the "Musician's Hat Fund" in Winnipeg.
His warm, strong, clear voice is one of the most distinctive in the filk
community. Few singers involve an audience as completely in their music as
Dave does; he is an engaging performer on stage and in filk circles. His
repertoire includes many a song guaranteed to get the entire circle
joining in on choruses, harmonies, and other instruments. He plays guitar
with a recognizable strong rhythm, and plays dumbek, bodhran, recorder,
Dave has released two solo albums, "Music After Midnight" and "Rambling
the Galaxy", and two albums with the group Dandelion Wine, "Circles in the
Grain" and "Cheap Hootch." These releases have been a strong influence on
other filk performers. He has many songs on various con tapes, and has
done backup work on albums for other filkers.
Dave has been an ambassador for the uniqueness of Canadian filk in
countless filk circles, concerts, and Guest of Honour spots, especially in
his promotion of songwriters such as Stan Rogers and Sam Baardman.
First contact with fandom: 1984.
Photo by Daniel Glasser, March 2001.
Data: Aug. 2014