Dashboard Blue is a five piece band based in Asheville, NC with 25+ years of professional experience playing and entertaining at venues of all sizes. We will tailor our program to fit your needs. Our music is great for private parties, weddings, clubs, festivals, corporate events, conventions, country clubs and fund raisers. Musical influences include Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffet, Eagles, Beatles, Motown, James Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughn, James Brown and many others. Dashboard Blue is dedicated to a quality sound and a fun filled engaging experience for our audience. If you need quality ‘Live Music’ for your next event, please consider “Cruisin’ with Dashboard Blue”.
Frank is an Asheville, NC native son. He began playing guitar and singing in bands at age 12. He has never stopped since. Whether playing guitar or singing harmonies, Frank enjoys the art of music. As a writer, producer and artist he is a 25 year veteran of the Asheville music scene. Frank loves talking guitars with anyone. He is a guitar collector of sorts. He plays and sings with the worship band at Seacoast Asheville Church and loves seeing folks of all ages enjoy live music. Musical influences include Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Kansas, Jerry Reed, Journey and Boston. He currently works for Eaton Manufacturing in Arden, NC. Frank is the newest member of Dashboard Blue and is “having a great time jamming with the guys”.
In 5th grade everyone got a chance to bang on the drums; that day the discovery was made – Drums are EZ! Within weeks Kevin was playing on live radio & stumbling through school musicals. After many, many grass cutting jobs he bought his first drumset, beginning as a self taught “learn as you go” student. After winning an audition for an African tour, he decided to take formal lessons. Then there were years of club gigs & miles of classic rock mastery. After a missionary tour of Europe with a R&B band he moved to Nashville, taking his shot at “riding on the BIG BUS”. His greatest gratification is playing church worship music. Kevin enjoys his self employed life & associating with the great guys in Dashboard Blue. He says, “it’s not the BIG BUS (mostly packed in a van). But seeing people dance & have a great time to my groove is very satisfying & that seems to happen a LOT with Dashboard Blue.”
Rex is a lifelong resident of Asheville, NC and has been around music his entire life. At an early age he was riding “the bus” on weekends with his dad’s gospel group forming a strong appreciation for vocal harmonies. At age 6 he started playing piano, quickly taking to the unique sounds and the rhythms that could make songs fresh and different, much to the dismay and delight of his piano teacher. Rex enjoys being creative with music; writing, arranging and recording. Ultimately, Rex loves playing live music. Musical influences include Chicago, Bruce Hornsby, Sting, Joe Cocker, Kingsmen, Toto, and The Eagles to name just a few. He currently works as a real estate broker with Beverly-Hanks & Associates. Rex always has a great time with Dashboard Blue.
Thomas is a native of Elkin, NC and began playing bass at age 17. He grew up musically playing everything from Bluegrass to metal. “Anything with a groove” is what he says. His favorite kind of music to play is funk and fusion. Thomas has also played music at his church for the last 20 years. Musical influences include Lynyrd Skynyrd, BTO, Stanley Clark, Led Zeppelin, and Jean Luc Ponte. He currently works as a Registered Nurse for Care Partners Inc based in Asheville, NC. Thomas thinks Dashboard Blue is just a great bunch of guys.
Will is originally from Jackson County, North Carolina. He received his first “archtop” guitar at 12 years of age, followed private lessons, talent shows, World’s Fair, audio engineering at UNCA. His musical experiences include vocals, guitar, studio producer, promotions and event production. Various bands include: FoxFyre MainStreet, Buddy K. Big Band & Arden Presbyterian Orchestra. He enjoys playing Dobro, Appalachian Mountain and Bluegrass music with his family. Musical influences include Flatt & Scruggs, Bob Dylan; Keith Shuler, Greenscreek, Chuck Berry, BB King, Allman Brothers Band. Will has owned Springer Marketing & Advertising since 1988 and enjoys cruisin’ with Dashboard Blue.