"Dave has a knack for crowd involvement that is so strong you love to watch him work. He is by far a prime example of extraordinary New York performers." Adele Burnett, Director of Tourism, Town of Inlet NY

1812 School

1812 Adults

 


Dave Ruch is a special musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds.

Dave travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo NY, giving hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, music festivals, libraries, historical societies, professional conferences, folk music organizations, museums and community events across the northeastern U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Equal parts historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist, he finds his song material in dusty archives, obscure songbooks, diaries, old recordings, scholarly journals and sometimes from his own children, and brings these gems to life in a most entertaining style.

Whether singing in the old unaccompanied style, or backing himself with great skill on banjo, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, washboard or jaw harp, joyful songs combine with stories and humor to captivate audiences young and old.   

Dave Ruch is a member of the New York State Historical Association, Canal Society of New York State, New York Folklore Society, and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies.

"We were delighted with his unique program...Dave knows how to hold his audience, young and old, spellbound" -SYLVIA PARKER & BETTY TABOR, MAYFIELD NY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A Few Upcoming Performances 
(school programs not listed)
August 2
5:30pm

Canal Street String Band
at Chenango Co Historical Society
Norwich NY

August 5
7pm

“Buffalo and the
Minstrel Shows Connection”
with Jim Kimball,
Karen Canning and Dick Bolt
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory

August 10
1:30 & 3pm
Buffalo Lighthouse Festival
Buffalo NY
August 12
7pm
Canalside ruins
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory
August 17
11am

Canal Street String Band
at Dunkirk Lighthouse
Dunkirk NY

August 19
7pm

Canalside ruins
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory

August 22
6:30pm
Canal Street String Band
at Fenton History Center
Jamestown NY
August 23
Noon

Canal Street String Band
at Elmwood Festival of the Arts
Buffalo NY

August 26
7pm
“An Immigrant’s Journey”
with The Golden Eagle String Band
at Canalside
Buffalo NY
#thebuffalostory
August 27
7pm

Solo concert
at New Berlin Library
New Berlin NY

August 28
3pm
Middleburgh Library
Middleburgh NY
August 28
7pm
Old Stone Fort Museum
Schoharie NY
August 29
6pm
Canal Street String Band
at Old First Ward
Community Center
Buffalo NY

 

For booking information 716-884-6855