jazz & blues
Growing up on the edge of the Delta, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, blues inspired music surrounded Sadler. Where a typical kid might have been found listening to the latest top 40 rock hit, Dave, a self-taught musician who plays by ear, would often be found locked away in his room listening to the likes of B.B. King and Elmore James, trying to emulate their playing styles.
Influenced by modern blues players such as Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughn and jazz musicians such as Jeff Golub and George Benson and others, Dave's playing style is a blend of blues, rock, jazz and funk, utilizing both electric and acoustic guitars.
Sadler can frequently be found playing live at various music festivals, clubs, private parties, receptions and other venues throughout Arkansas. He plays frequently with the Port City Blues Society Players and other area musicians. He is currently playing weekly with the Port City Blues Society Players at Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
Sadler has recorded several albums and single releases for the independent label, BluezArt Records. He also appears on the compilation series, "Keeping the Blues Alive" (Mary for Music), and "Socially Distant Blues Vol 1" (Port City Blues Society Players).
Dave is available for solo jazz and blues performances or events requiring a delta blues or blues-rock combo.