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 lonely motmot calling an incredibly low "WOOVE!" 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 late 2019 / early 2020.

Finally, Dave is "sighted" once-a-year, with the Bigfoot Research Organization. The BRO is admittedly odd. They understand this. They accept this. In brief, they comprise a loosely arranged, crypto-musical quartet, blazing with sonic truth and ecological wonder.  Together, they have pushed the boundaries of "folk" music, field-study, and unfortunate male humor for 13 relentless years.  To this, their respective romantic partners can attest. 

For a brief period, the BRO even managed a MySpace account. Yes.  MySpace. This site was attended to, faithfully, despite perpetual hostility from conventional, so-called "scientists."  Unfortunately, the MySpace URL was eventually put out to pasture by an unknown cyber-adversary.  The BRO remains livid.

Some people--perhaps UFO apologists--can't handle the Truth.  

Sad.