Hire for K-12 School Assembly
Jo Radner Calling forth and telling stories that honor the past and delight the present.
Dave Ruch is a special musician and performer widely noted for his ability to engage audiences of all kinds.
Dave travels regionally and internationally from his home base in Buffalo NY, giving hundreds of concerts and workshops each year for schools, music festivals, libraries, historical societies, professional conferences, folk music organizations, museums and community events across the northeastern U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Equal parts historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist, he finds his song material in dusty archives, obscure songbooks, diaries, old recordings, scholarly journals and sometimes from his own children, and brings these gems to life in a most entertaining style.
Whether singing in the old unaccompanied style, or backing himself with great skill on banjo, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bones, spoons, washboard or jaw harp, joyful songs combine with stories and humor to captivate audiences young and old.
Dave Ruch is a member of the New York State Historical Association, Canal Society of New York State, New York Folklore Society, and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies.
"We were delighted with his unique program...Dave knows how to hold his audience, young and old, spellbound" -SYLVIA PARKER & BETTY TABOR, MAYFIELD NY HISTORICAL SOCIETY