Dave brings a love of real country music to the Ramblers stage and knows more traditional country songs than the tunes that still float above the stage of the Grand Ol Opry. He has quickly become a favorite vocalist on Rambler shows and on our recordings, in addition to holding down the bass position in the band’s rhythm section.
After over 40 years of friendship, Dave Rowell is Rick’s musical Brother in the Ramblers, on-stage and off. Dave is known throughout the Northeast Kingdom as the Mayor of East Craftsbury where his musical roots run deep. His family founded the Craftsbury Chamber Players over 40 years ago and his sister Mary is Concertmaster at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and frequently tours with Cheryl Crow.
Dave is a “smooth as Grade A Fancy Maple Syrup” lead vocalist in addition to being an exceptional harmony vocalist. Dave was featured singing two songs on the Ramblers’ “Riding My Guitar” CD, “Don’t Make Me Beg” and “Walking Around Money,” and “Here’s Yer Hat, What’s Yer Hurry” on the CD “Welcome To OUR Vermont/2,” which twas named one of five finalists for the “Western Swing Album of the Year” honors by The Academy of Western Artists. All three songs were written especially for Dave by Rambler Rick to showcase Dave’s crowd-pleasing vocal delivery on the record projects. Dave was also featured on a brand new tune, “I’m Gonna Take It With Me When I Go,” on the “Green Mountain Standard Time” and will be front and center on the new “God Bless The Mighty Pickle” album.
Dave Rowell brings more than 25 years experience as a longtime member of one of Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom’s favorite traditional country bands, The WDEV Radio Rangers. The WDEV Radio Rangers performed on the air every Saturday morning at 10:30 on WDEV for over a quarter of a century and are still a favorite at county fairs and community events all over the region.