The ‘Best Original Musician of Central MN’, (Gannett Media – Saint Cloud Times), Dave Cofell performs a variety of styles on six and twelve string guitar, from old standards to folk and blues songs, instrumental banjo tunes, jazzy novelty songs, R&B to covers and sing-along songs for family entertainment, as he tailors each show to the audience he is playing for.
In February 2016, he was selected to perform for the 40th Anniversary of the American Folk Life Center for the Library of Congress in Missouri.
Dave has just this month released his third CD; “A Thousand Shades of Blue”, produced by Rockhouse Productions. He is the Central Minnesota Arts Board McKnight Foundation Artist Career Development Grant Winner for 2015.
He typically plays 200+ shows per year and has entertained at a wide variety of venues, from festivals and art galleries to wineries, coffee shops, bistros, colleges and theaters in the Midwest, Ireland, England, and Germany. In May through June of each year, Dave travels for his Pacific Northwest Tour with shows in 15 states.
At the musicians platform ReverbNation.com, (with 3.8 million users), Dave is #1 on the local charts, #8 regionally, # 89 nationally and ranked at #130 globally.