Bio


Dave Dersham is a meandering fool:
 
In his 20s, he spent a searing Wyoming summer prepping gruel for Dornan's chuck wagon beneath the Teton's purple haze; taught Eco-Ed to middle schoolers among the butterscotch-laced pines of the Black Hills; trekked the sage and occasional cottonwoods with underserved youth in southern Idaho; and explored the cultures of Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.  (He never saw the resplendent quetzal that reportedly, "hung around the Coca-Cola sign" near Coban, but he did manage to see a sad, lonely motmot at the Jaguar Reserve.)

By his 30s, the muse pulled Dave to the luster of the Cambridge folk scene where he completed his first CD, "The Burn of Summer."  The album enjoyed regular airtime on folk radio's WUMB, Emerson College's WERS, and produced a finalist selection for the nationally syndicated Mountain Stage Emerging Artist competition. 

His second album, "Gilding the Lilies" was recorded with the assistance of Lloyd Thayer's unorthodox lap-steele, as well as the shrewd production/instrumentation of Jared Fiske.  The CD was released in the fall of 2011 and was distributed internationally. 

Dave is currently based in Northampton, MA and tours the subterranean folk pockets of the Northeast, Southern California and Texas.  He's currently working on his third collection of songs to be released in 2020.