Just Dave Band is a country band from Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Led by singer/songwriter Dave “Just Dave" Bernal, the band's high-energy performance gives a "rocky" edge to country music, capturing the best of California Country's sounds, blending Bakersfield and Laurel Canyon with a little Texas outlaw and Nashville harmonies thrown in.
Dave has played harmonica on the stages of American Idol and 30 Seconds to Fame. His harmonica is also currently featured on shows like Sons of Guns, Bar Rescue, and Treehouse Masters, as well as on plenty of regional and national albums. He also served as music consultant for the upcoming film Highly Functional, starring Bruce Campbell. He taught the Ash V. The Evil Dead star how to be a has-been country star. Soon, he will share the stage with Boy George and Culture Club at The Forum and Hollywood Bowl.
With previous albums, Dave focused more on blues and rock music. But he says country has always been in him. It’s the music he cherishes and can’t escape. Rules to Live By is an ode to his love of Americana and California Country, show-casing his harmonica skills, vocals, and distinct song-writing. His songs are honest reflections of what he knows and experiences. Dave says, “I don’t write ironically or symbolically; I write matter-of-factly. I tell stories.”