Dave Baker began playing guitar at age eight, and went on to study at Cleveland’s Modern Music School. By age 16, Baker was officially a professional musician: going to school by day, playing paid club gigs by night. His reputation soon earned him two Berklee scholarships, where he studied under jazz great Garrison Fuel, as well as Larry Bione, Bruce Saunders and Bruce Bartlett. Baker distinguished himself in the community when he composed and produced commercial music for pro sports teams and numerous other prestigious corporate clients. His work in Cleveland culminated with an Emmy nomination in 2010. Dave relocated to Nashville shortly thereafter, where his broad range of experience, versatility and professionalism have served him well as a freelance guitar slinger. He has played alongside many notable country artists and is a standing member of Kellie Pickler’s band. Baker has performed at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, plus toured the US, Australia, China, Switzerland, Germany, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan and Bahrain. Television appearances include Ellen, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, The View and Good Morning America, as well as televised Opry performances. Dave recently released his debut CD, 71 South.