Dave Renson is quickly recognized by his finesse in his rockin’ blues playing. Dave started playing guitar at the age of 10, influenced early on by rock guitar gods Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter, as well as blues legends B.B. King and Albert King. He moved to New Orleans in 1976 and has played with many of New Orleans’ great musicians since then. Dave has been nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for his performance on the Pat Ramsey & The Blues Disciples album, "Live in Key West."

Dave played with the late harmonica legend Pat Ramsey in the band Pat Ramsey & The Blues Disciples for more than 10 years before Pat’s death in 2008. Dave recorded two live CDs with the band, "Live at the Grand," and "Live at the Big Bend Blues Bash," and toured extensively sometimes opening for his hero Johnny Winter with whom Pat played on the "White Hot & Blues" album.

Dave has appeared several times at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He spent 10 years honing his chops with the locally infamous J.D. and The Jammers, which included a project for Camel Cigarettes Joe Camel and The Hard Pack Band.

Dave plays in a couple of local bands but concentrates on Major Bacon, a band named after his maternal grandfather who was an Army major. For years, Dave has planned and schemed about exactly how he wants the band, and in his usual meticulous style, has selected very carefully its members and the songs they play. Together, they unleash a fresh new blues sure to get people dancing.



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Les Leonard

Manager & Booking Agent


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