"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)
October 4
12:30pm

Youngstown Folk Festival
Youngstown NY

October 10
1:15pm
Special event for K-5 schools!
Online concert for schools
October 12
2pm

Brighton Memorial Library
Rochester NY

October 14
10am & 1:15pm

Online concert for schools

October 17
9:30am
October 17
7:30pm

Fredonia Opera House
with Canal Street String Band

October 24
10am
Childrens/family concert
with Canal Street String Band at
Walton Theatre
Walton NY
October 25
all day

Workshops and evening concert
with Canal Street String Band
Walton NY

October 30
8pm

PAUSA art house
with Canal Street String Band

October 31
10am & 1:15pm
November 1
2pm

Kingsbridge Library
Bronx NY

 

For booking information 716-884-6855