Dave vonKleist - 50 Years of Music & Broadcasting
Dave vonKleist became a professional musician at the tender age of nineteen with a folk-rock band, (Dandelion Wine, produced by Richie Havens)
Playing guitar, singing and entertaining people who appreciated his gifts was like a drug that only strengthened his resolve to make the audience feel as good listening to my performance as good as he felt performing for them.
Dave vonKleist was Beat Boxing since before Beat Boxers were born.
The “Baheebadoba” was the first tune, done in 1979 as an experiment. After being encouraged to record enough music to “Take the show on the road another 10 songs were recorded.
Unfortunately the act didn't pan out and was abandoned.
Five years later Bobby McFarrin did the exact same thing with "Don't worry, be happy".
Dave vonKleist began to become aware and take interest in world affairs.
He continued as a teacher, musician and announcer while taking courses in history, psychology and political science at Central Connecticut Community College.
His most well known role in radio is as a talk show host of “The Power Hour”, 3 hr morning drive program, mixing comedy and music with topical issues and politics.
Dave vonKleist directed his musical efforts towards writing and recording music that informs, educates and inspires people to take an interest in the world events that shape our lives.
In other words his albums are a collection of original politically incorrect, in-your-face, you lying SOB government music in the country/classic rock/folk style and spirit of the ’60s and ’70s.
At this point in his life with 10 years of radio broadcasting, 3 albums and 2 documentaries behind him Dave vonKleist was at a crossroads.
The path he chose took him to Argentina where he spent 6 years teaching conversational English and rediscovering his musical roots.