"Dave has a knack for crowd involvement that is so strong you love to watch him work. He is by far a prime example of extraordinary New York performers." Adele Burnett, Director of Tourism, Town of Inlet NY

1812 School

1812 Adults

 


Dave Ruch is a special musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds.

Dave travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo NY, giving hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, music festivals, libraries, historical societies, professional conferences, folk music organizations, museums and community events across the northeastern U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Equal parts historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist, he finds his song material in dusty archives, obscure songbooks, diaries, old recordings, scholarly journals and sometimes from his own children, and brings these gems to life in a most entertaining style.

Whether singing in the old unaccompanied style, or backing himself with great skill on banjo, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, washboard or jaw harp, joyful songs combine with stories and humor to captivate audiences young and old.   

Dave Ruch is a member of the New York State Historical Association, Canal Society of New York State, New York Folklore Society, and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies.

"We were delighted with his unique program...Dave knows how to hold his audience, young and old, spellbound" -SYLVIA PARKER & BETTY TABOR, MAYFIELD NY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A Few Upcoming Performances 
(school programs not listed)
July 1
7pm

“Music of the Erie Canal”
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory

July 8
7pm

“Buffalo and the
Music of the Minstrel Shows”
with Jim Kimball,
Karen Canning and Dick Bolt
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory

July 15
7pm

“Music of the Erie Canal”
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory

July 16
6:30pm

Concert at the Gazebo
with Jamie Savage and Sue Hanley Grimm, Colton NY

July 18
11am

Children’s concert
at Goff-Nelson Public Library
Tupper Lake NY

July 21
6pm
“Music of the Erie Canal”
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory
July 23
3pm
Children’s concert
at Guernsey Memorial Library
Norwich NY
July 23
7pm
Family concert
at George F Johnson
Memorial Library
Endicott NY
July 24
10am
“Music of the Catskills and NYS” children’s/family concert
at Olive Free Library
West Shokan NY
July 26
12:15pm
Concert
at Almanzo Wilder Homestead
Malone NY
July 27
3pm
Canal Street String Band
at Waterfront Concert Series
Sackets Harbor NY
July 27
7pm
“The War of 1812” program
at Campbell’s Point
Sackets Harbor NY
July 28
6pm
“An Immigrant’s Journey” multimedia presentation
with Bill Hullfish and
The Golden Eagle String Band
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory
July 30
7pm
Wide Awake Club Library
concert series,
Fillmore NY

 

For booking information 716-884-6855