David Eberhardt is one of the Midwest's go-to guitarists, known for his tone, his taste, and his uncanny ability to interpret the music of every artist he works with.
Inheriting the music gene from his jazz-pianist grandfather and his violinist grandmother, David began taking guitar lessons at age 10. He was performing publicly by age 14, and teaching lessons by age 15. By age 18, he was the youngest member of a working cover band, and has been performing, teaching and recording ever since.
Working with singer-songwriter Katie Reider, David's guitar work found its way to national broadcast and cable television, in shows like Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia, and the Lifetime channel's Strong Medicine. Reider's first album, Wonder, won five Cincinnati "Cammy" awards, and was an instant regional smash. David's guitar was the defining feature of the music, leading Katie to freely admit "He is my sound." Of David's playing Katie wrote:
"Dave Eberhardt literally takes control with his guitar. Dave is one of those musicians who makes you feel as if you are at a huge concert where the guitar solo keeps going and keeps getting better. There is also a much more soft, melodic and atmospheric side to Dave’s playing that can melt a person."
Dave has shared stages with Shawn Mullins, The Pointer Sisters, Mark Dignam, Ricky Skaggs, John Hiatt, Over The Rhine, Melissa Ferrick, The Raisins, and more; touring from Chicago to New York to Nashville. In addition to his live and studio work with the Katie Reider Band, David managed to appear on approximately thirty other albums, with a host of other artists as well. Some of his studio work has featured him alongside Tony Levin, Phil Keaggy, Michelle Shocked, Tony Miracle, Will Crewdson, Victoria Williams, and Mark Olson of the Jayhawks.
On top of his touring and production schedule, David often teaches a roster of private guitar students, and has taught guitar (private and group lessons) in three different schools. At present, he is a member of an electronic band called The Sleep, who were nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award (CEA) in 2009, Their album Never In A Million Years was named as one of the top releases of the year, and a second album is currently in process.