A native of East Brunswick, NJ, Dave graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with honors and went on to become a touring artist and session player.

He has had the privilege of working with a number of notable talents including Whitney Houston, Phoebe Snow, Vonda Shepard, and Rupert Holmes. Dave currently performs solo, as part of an acoustic duo (Kim and Dave), and with the Dave Vargo Trio. He is also an active session player and songwriter. Dave’s debut album, Burning Through, was released in October 2016. His new album, Spaces in Between, came out on September 13, 2019.

Current Equipment

Acoustic Guitars

Martin CS-J28, Martin OM-42, Martin D-45v, Martin CS-D42, Martin CS-OM42, Martin CS-J40, Martin CS-GP-14, Martin CEO-8, Gibson J-200, Gibson J-200 Vintage

Electric Guitars

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster, Fender American Vintage 1958 Telecaster, Fender American Original 60’s Telecaster, Duesenberg Starplayer TV, Gibson ES335, Gibson Les Paul 58 reissue, Gibson CS-356


Mesa Boogie Mark IIc, Dr. Z Z Wreck, Sommatone OD35, Fishman Loudbox Artist, Pennalizer 35


Wampler- Echo Compressor, Faux tape echo, Hot wired V2 overdrive. Boss- Chorus, TU-2 tuner. MXR Carbon copy, Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah, Vertex boost, Emerson EM-overdrive, Empress buffer plus, Strymon El Capistan, Strymon Flint, Goodrich Volume pedal, Origin Cali76, Red Eye pre-amp, and Rattlesnake cables