Dave Toland - Star Revue
From growing up on a small family farm in Laveen,
Arizona; where Dave built his first corral for his horse Lucky,
to working on a ranch in Henderson, Colorado; Dave Toland
has not only lived the life of a cowboy working 12 hours a
day, 6 days a week rounding up, branding, feeding, doctoring
and cleaning up after cattle and livestock, but is also a
cowboy in mind and soul.
Dave put it in a poem he wrote, “Forever
a cowboy deep in my heart that's where you'll find the real
me. A drifter, a dreamer and mostly soft spoken ,but sometimes
a creamer, wishing folks would just let me be. So give me
a prairie where the grass grows tall on the rolling hills,
with my mustang and me forever a cowboy deep in my heart,
that's where you'll find the real me.”
Like most dreamers Dave is a man of deep feelings.
As you listen to Dave's music you will hear and share in the
depths of this cowboy dreamer soul on such things as love,
loyalty and humor, with great simplicity to which anyone can
Dave began his musical career very young. While
listening to his father and uncles singing and recording on
a reel to reel tape recorder Dave would dream of singing like
them performing in front of crowds of strangers. This he did,
starting at the age of eight at school talent shows and later
in high school after forming a band called the, “Ascots”.
After marrying his wife of thirty years, Dave began to write
influenced by such artist as Merle Haggard and George Jones.
A few years later Dave began his professional full-time career
as a country singer/songwriter in Phoenix Arizona receiving
extensive air play on his first record entitled" If you
like Country Music". Dave also began writing jingles
for a KNIX, a major radio station in Phoenix. From there Dave
began to tour the country performing with major country music
stars such as The Oakridge Boys, Eddie Rabbit, Pure Prairie
League, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Nelson, Waylon
Jennings; just to name a few.
In 1990 Dave made his way to Denver Colorado
where he organized the house band at the famous Club Zanzibar,
[seen in the movie "Every Which Way but loose”].
While in Denver Dave, along with his friend Charlie Dalbeck,
produced and hosted a weekly half hour TV show entitled, “If
You Like Country Music”, which ran for over two years.
Deciding to take some time off and focus on his family, Dave
moved to the island of Hawaii where he now lives. A few years
later Dave began writing again and has produced three new
CD's of his original music and is, "back in the saddle
again", with renewed zeal and a collection of new original
Take some time to listen and experience for
yourself, Dave Toland, "Forever the Cowboy".
- A Friend
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