Dave Stamey has been bucked off and stomped by many horses, stepped on by mules and dragged around branding pens by angry cattle of various sizes. He's ridden in the rain, in the snow, in the rain some more, in pretty nasty heat, and in feedlot pens where the air was thick and decidedly fragrant. He's even wrangled dudes.
He's an entertainer now. He finds he prefers this.
He's been awarded the Male Performer of the Year by the Western Music Association, is a three time nominee for Songwriter of the Year, and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular Western entertainers working today.
Some of the folks Dave has played for include: The Autry Museum of Western Heritage, The Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering, The Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, The Live Oak Festival, The Strawberry Folk Festival, Michael Martin Murphy's WestFest, The Nashville Extravaganza, The National Cattleman's Beef Association, and The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Dave lives in Nipomo California with his wife and partner Melissa, several horses, cats and dogs.
A down on his luck cowboy thumbing a ride on a busy highway. A long-dead vaquero dancing in ghostly moonlight. With these and other songs, Dave illuminates the rich tapestry that is the modern west.