Dave Chappell, a Washington, DC native, is one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the area. For the last several years, he has won the Washington Area Music Awards(WAMMIES) for 'Musician of the Year', 'Rock Instrumentalist of the Year', and 'Roots Rock Instrumentalist of the Year'.
He has performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge, Johnny Johnson, and guitar wizard, Danny Gatton.
He can be heard frequently at area clubs such as JV's Restaurant, State Theater, the Birchmere, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, The Music Cafe and Picadilly's Pub - performing with DC area favorites Tommy Lepson and Bruce Swaim. And from time to time, Johnny Neel from the Allman Brother's Band and Gov't Mule.
Washington Area Music Awards
2015 Debut Recording Roots Rock Recording 2014 Emeritus Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2013 Musician of the Year Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2012 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2011 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2010 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2009 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2008 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2007 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2006 Musician of the Year Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2005 Musician of the Year Rock Instrumentalist Roots Rock Instrumentalist Children's Music Instrumentalist Rock Group/Duo (with Rhodes Tavern Troubadours) 2004 Roots Rock Instrumentalist 2003 Rock Instrumentalist 2002 Rock Instrumentalist
Press Calls Dave a "guitar whiz"... and in an article about the Washington Area Music Awards "The awards came so fast and furious for Chappell, he didn't even know he'd won five until somebody asked him if he was taking the rest of the year off to celebrate his haul."