About Dave

Dave Chappell, a Washington, DC native, is one of the most sought after and respected musicians in the area.  For the last several years, he has won the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) for 'Musician of the Year', 'Rock Instrumentalist of the Year', and 'Roots Rock Instrumentalist of the Year'.


He has performed with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge, Johnny Johnson, and guitar wizard, Danny Gatton.
 
He can be heard frequently at area clubs such as JV's Restaurant, State Theater, the Birchmere, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, and Picadilly's Pub - performing with DC area favorites Tommy Lepson and Bruce Swaim.  And from time to time, Johnny Neel from the Allman Brother's Band and Gov't Mule.


Washington Area Music Awards

2013
Musician of the Year
Roots Rock Instrumentalist

2012
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2011
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2010
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2009
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2008
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2007
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2006

Musician of the Year
Roots Rock Instrumentalist

2005 
Musician of the Year
Rock Instrumentalist
Roots Rock Instrumentalist 
Children's Music Instrumentalist
Rock Group/Duo   (with Rhodes Tavern Troubadours)

2004
Roots Rock Instrumentalist
2003
Rock Instrumentalist

2002 
Rock Instrumentalist


Press
 The Washington Post
Calls Dave a "guitar whiz"... and in an article about the Washington Area Music Awards  "The awards came so fast and furious for Chappell, he didn't even know he'd won five until somebody asked him if he was taking the rest of the year off to celebrate his haul."