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Microwave Dave Day

  • 3414 Governors Drive
  • Huntsville, AL 35805
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Dave formed Microwave Dave & the Nukes in 1989. Over the years have developed an international following among blues fans both young and young at heart. Early Nukes’ success includes backing legends Jerry “Boogie” McCain and Bo Diddley. Microwave Dave was named “Southern Blues Guitarist of the Year/Modern” in 2003. Writer Stephen King praised the Microwave Dave & the Nukes song “Highway 49.” “That electric slide will change your way of life,” King wrote. Watch a live performance of “Highway 49” below. Microwave Dave is the longtime host of “Talkin’ the Blues,” a Huntsville-based radio program that airs on radio stations WLRH 89.3 FM and on WJAB 90.9 FM. The band’s seventh and most recent studio album, “Last Time I Saw You,” was released in October 2011. It is his passion for music education and charitable contribution that has brought him high acclaim. At a very young age a musician that performed influenced him in his 4th grade class and as they say, “The rest is history!” It is this passion that has allowed him to focus on the youth of Alabama as he continues to perform on-campus concerts and sit in with music classes to teach and inspire area youth. Microwave Dave Gallaher was recognized by the Mayor of Huntsville, Alabama, Mayor Tommy Battle, in 2015 with the declaration of Microwave Dave Day and was given a key to the city for his significant community and charitable involvement, a first for any entertainer from the space capital of the south. Microwave Dave and the Nukes continue to educate the youth of America about the history of the Blues through their love and passion for the genre and as Dave stated, “Blues is America’s and still best-self-help program.” The current band line-up includes founding bass player, Rick Godfrey and the “youngster” drummer, James Irvin.

  • October 16, 2022
  • Location: 3414 Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL
  • Price: FREE
Microwave Dave Day