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David Kav: Checkpoint

Playing for Best Buddies Iowa at Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee, IA on Sunday, August 13th! - July 11, 2017

Hello, all you musical brothers and sisters (old and new!)

Yes, yes, I know.  LONG time!  However, you know it's not like me to post just "anything" here.  (Some say that I should.  Nonetheless...)

I met with Blake Campbell yesterday about this gig.  He is the State Director for Best Buddies Iowa.  Really great guy who is running a really cool organization.  Best Buddies Iowa partners up youth volunteers with other children of the same age group with learning disabilities which  includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.  

I am honored to be the musical guest to help fundraise such a noble cause as stated up above.  I'll be playing at the "home stretch" of the 26-mile Bike Ride (if you will) from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at Mickey's Irish Pub in Waukee, IA!  Tickets for the Bike Ride are $35 if you would like to participate.  There will also be a raffle and prizes that can be won.  

More details can be found at their site.  I'm including the link to the Bike for Buddies page:

Check out more about their mission statement, all of the wonderful help that they have given thus far.  If you're intrigued (just like I am,) you can also hook up with them on Facebook as well:

As more details unfold about this event, I will be sure to update this page along with my FB page and Twitter account (which I need to blow the virtual dust bunnies off of.  HA!)  There may be radio and TV appearances about this wonderful cause.  Please stay tuned (as always!)

Good to see you again!  Take care and I will see you at the show!

All my best,

David Kav

THANK YOU Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market!!! - May 30, 2017


Yes, I know I'm Yelling!  I can't help it!  Last weekend's Downtown Farmers Market show was such a success!!!  Honestly, I did NOT pick Memorial Day weekend.  They picked me for it and I couldn't have been more grateful for that opportunity.

Friends - I hadn't had that much fun playing music in a long time (if ever!)  Really.

The people of Des Moines are so friendly and so GENEROUS.  I asked for a bottle of water at one point.  I received 6 of them on the spot...for free...without a bat of an eye.  Couldn't have asked for more.  Granted - the sky did split open with that downpour during the last half-hour of the Market.  But, I was grinning ear-to-ear like a drowned rat.  Thank you thank you thank you!

I'm playing it again on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 7am to noon.  If you're game, please come and join me and all of us at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market on that date.  I can assure you, a LOT of fun will be had.

See you at the show - and again, THANK YOU!

All my best,

David Kav

Happy Holidays from David Kav - December 20, 2016

Seasons greetings, music lover and tribal member!

A LOT of changes have happened for me this past year.  (That's stating the obvious - I know.)  I have had people reach out to me about my music.  I can assure you - even though my path may have changed, my music is just beginning with the next chapter set to unfold in (hopefully) early 2017.  As I told a former band member last night via Facebook:  "It's cooking."  

Honestly, I can not tell you how grateful, thankful and hopeful I am for you.  Yes, you!  You - the one who is reading this right now.  You - the one who has listened to my music no matter what medium I may be playing it in.  I wish and hope for you, your family, your friends and your loved ones a joyous, gratuitous and Happy Holiday season.  I hope that the love and joy of this season lasts for you and me throughout 2017 and beyond.

Happy Holidays!

With love and thanks,
David Kav 


With two solo albums, one album with KAVUS and 2.25 albums with Classical Blast, David Kav is no stranger to the music world.  He has been playing acoustic guitar and singing for nearly two decades.  David has collaborated with other artists and is featured as a guest musician on other recordings as well to include Dawn Xiana Moon, Ian Narcisi.  David has been featured on WGN Channel 9 Morning News as well as featured on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez on WGN Radio Chicago.  David has opened for many national acts with his last band Classical Blast to include Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Michael McDonald, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Don Felder of the Eagles, Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO II.) As a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan (and David would like to point out that he has always been a Cubs fan - EVEN when they were the "butt-end of MANY a joke,")David had the utmost pleasure and privilege to play the National Anthem at Wrigley Field three times with his aforementioned former band.  David's next step is new music to (HOPEFULLY) be released in (early) 2017.  David's musical path may have changed.  However, it is just beginning with the next chapter that will unfold in the coming year.  David is thankful for the friends, family and tribal members that have tirelessly supported him - both quietly and with gusto.
With eternal gratitude and many thanks,
David KavDavid is thankful for the friends, family and tribal members that have tirelessly supported him - both quietly and with gusto.With eternal gratitude and many thanks,David Kav


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