Dave Beck is an Iowan, born and raised, who has found his way into the heart of the Brooklyn song-writing scene after traveling across the nation, studying and playing music. He spent one year in Hollywood attending guitar school at Musician's Institute which he decided was more like the School of Rock meets the 13th grade than a college. Beck's time there was both productive and strenuous when it began to demand 10 hours a day, turning the joyous act of songwriting into a constant demand. After he experienced a stress injury piled on an old shoulder injury from high school, he officially became a guitar school dropout. From there he headed to Iowa City where he went to shoulder rehab and the University of Iowa, a Mid-western oasis for writers, musicians and liberals. He worked at Mickey's Irish Pub, and started writing songs again. He carved out his own major, graduated, and escaped the Midwest once again. Dave Beck's first song ever written was for a class project about parenting called 'Growth and Development' and this little ditty made him realize he could be writing songs instead of doing projects. He started some high school bands, Cam's Dream and Degrees of Freedom, which were 'real good times' in his words. But these days the show is mostly Dave Beck and his guitar gracing the stages of New York. Brooklyn's Local Correspondents songwriting collective boasts him as an active member and he can be caught at the occasional Bar 4 Tuesday night open mic, but he's gearing up for a tour out to the Midwest in support of the October 26th release of Stranger Homes as well as some shows on his home turf in Brooklyn and NYC. All shows are soon to be announced. Hopefully he'll make it to your neck of the woods.