Music News Blog

Dave Berry & Friends at San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins Sunday April 23 

I'm excited to announce 2 upcoming shows. I have been invited to play the wonderful San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins in it's return for the twentieth year. This is always a fun event put on by the San Francisco Croatian Cultural Center featuring a variety of mandolin ensembles of roots/blues, Irish, old-time, classical, and folk/world music plus great food, workshops, and a cash bar. It runs from 1-5 and we're slotted to be playing around 4 PM but you will want to come early to take in the mandolin…

Read more

Upcoming shows plus Scotch Hops Tune is Charting 

Well it ain't Billboard but the musician social media site Broadjam that I use to submit my music for Film and TV licensing opportunities has the tune Scotch Hops from the Morning Walk album in the top 10 on their Folk - Bluegrass Chart at Broadjam. Woohoo!

In other news, check out the upcoming shows below or on the Music->Shows page with Lucy Smith at the Ocean Ale House in San Francisco and Buck Wild Brewery in Oakland.

The CD continues to sell and a couple of huge supporters (Pat and Kerry) have…

Read more

Original Composition "Blackwater Flood at Buffalo Creek" honored at Winfield NewSong Showcase 

October 5, 2022 - San Francisco, CA - The Walnut Valley Festival, home to the annual National Flat-picking Championships and a major stop on the summer bluegrass festival circuit, recognized my tune Blackwater Flood at Buffalo Creek from the Morning Walk album as an alternate to the winners in the instrumental category of the NewSong Showwcase. The winners were announced by the Showcase Curator and current IBMA Bluegrass Broadcaster of the year Chris Jones on Facebook and in the Winfield newspaper, the…

Read more

Morning Walk Video in the 2022 Bernal Outdoor Cinema Lineup  

We're excited to announce that the music video by Peter Vahle from the title track of Dave Berry's album Morning Walk will be included in the 2022 season kickoff of the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema program. The kickoff event Friday, September 9 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (doors 6:00) is at Bernal Plaza in the playground behind the Bernal Branch Library off of Cortland Avenue. Bring a picnic and make a night of it at this free, family friendly event and make sure you are on time because the Morning Walk video…

Read more

Review of Morning Walk by Lee Zimmerman on Bluegrass Today 

What a treat to get the renowned Lee Zimmerman to do this sparkling review. Here some snippets and a link the full review. 

The sounds this San Francisco-based scribe makes with a group of friends and fellow travelers, as represented on his excellent new album, Morning Walk, reflects his reverence and respect for music that taps into tradition while also providing an exceptional outlet for his own creative desires...

Each of these offering evoke upbeat emotions, whether it’s the dainty designs found in the

Read more

Interview in Hometown Newspaper Ironton Tribune 

Berry goes from natural grass to Bluegrass

Who says you can't go home again. After sending a link of my album to my pal Jim Walker, the sport editor of the Ironton Tribune, he called me up and put together this piece which became a two page spread in the Sunday paper. I like how he juxtaposed the sports aspect over the music story. Thanks much Jim!

Also, here is a link to a song i wrote called Men of Iron and Steel from my last album that he references in the article.


Release of Dave Berry’s Morning Walk Album and Video  

For Immediate release, June 3, 2022 

Dave Berry, mandolinist, composer, singer-songwriter, and Bluegrass Today author has released the album and video Morning Walk, featuring musicians from the California bluegrass community and beyond. These ten original instrumental tunes reflect his Bluegrass and Celtic heritage and passion for fiddle tunes acquired from his very first mandolin instruction book, 30 Fiddle Tunes For Mandolin by Butch Baldassari. He credits attending the Mandolin Symposium, plus other…

Read more