Bios & Press

"The most entertaining bar band
in metropolitan Pittsburgh"
Dave Iglar Band

Dave Iglar Band

Press & Awards


Roy Buchanan & Dave Iglar"Dave, you're great!"
-Legendary American guitarist Roy Buchanan, 1984 (pictured)


Press, Media & Quotes
"Just an unbelievable rock-n-roll band; ... greatly talented people."
-R Bar owners in "Discover Dormont," KDKA-TV, 2015 (Dave Iglar Band at 2:50)

"For Dave and Andrea Iglar, entertaining crowds is a family business. ... And the Iglars bring it when they perform ... as their wireless rigs allow them freedom to interact with the audience face to face. ... Part shared genetics, and part practice, the Iglars say they know from just a look or an improvised line what kind of song to break into next."
- "Winter Blues," The Almanac/South Hills Living Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015

"Pittsburgh’s Dave and Andrea Iglar and their bandmates kept the electric blues thumping..."
-BSWPA BluesLetter, Jan. 2015: "Dead Leaf Blues Festival" (p. 11) and "Musician's Corner" (p. 14)

"Rock band to perform at Scottdale festival"
-Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2013


"[Dave's Cobra CD] is loaded with the blistering blues-rock that fans of the guitarist have come to expect." -CD Review, Beaver County Times & Allegheny Times, 2006

"Takes rock and blues to a dangerous new level."
-BluesBiz.com, 2005

"A class-act guitarist and entertainer . . . when it comes to guitarists in western Pennsylvania, Dave Iglar rules the rock-n-roll roost . . . arguably the most entertaining bar band in metropolitan Pittsburgh . . . by all standards, Iglar is already a local legend with fans that follow him from tavern to tavern. An in- your-face rock-n-roll virtuoso."
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, David Templeton, 2002

"Takes a giant step into the smooth guitar seas sailed by the likes of Santana ... top of the line."
-McKeesport Daily News, 1998

"More than your typical bar room blues . . . sultry guitar work."
-CD Review, Rock & Roll Reporter, 1998

"Impressive . . . killer guitar licks . . . charged and powerful."
-CD Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, 1994

"Tremendously strong guitar shredding."
-Rock & Roll Reporter, 1993

"Known for his burning guitar wizardry."
-Substance, 1993

"Iglar demonstrates that he's listened to the blues masters on guitar, then taken his knowledge in many directions."
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1990

"One of the finest guitarists in the city."
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1987

"Iglar offers well-done guitar wizardry rooted firmly in the tradition of rock, jazz and blues. He makes a guitar scream, sass, blaze and gently weep . . . principled, diversified and highly talented . . . Wizard of the Strings."
-Pittsburgh Press, 1984



Music Awards & Achievements

Blues Challenge Finals, 2007
Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania
Moondog's, Blawnox, PA

Best Acoustic Act - 1988-1995 -Dave & Shari
In Pittsburgh/KDKA Music Awards; Pgh City Paper; R&R Reporter
-Reader's Poll Nominations include:
"Best Guitarist" (4 yrs), "Best Blues Guitarist", "Best Recording"

Best Acoustic Musician - 1996
In Pittsburgh newsweekly

National Semi-Finalists - 1991 - Force Field
KLON/Long Beach Blues Talent Search, Chicago, IL



Many artists Dave has appeared with include:

Roy Buchanan, Dickey Betts (of the Allman Bros), Susan Tedeschi, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Robin Trower, Leon Russell, Jefferson Starship, Taj Mahal, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters), Koko Taylor Band, Mick Taylor (of the Rolling Stones), Steve Morse (of Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Deep Purple), Mountain, Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Savoy Brown, Joan Jett, Molly Hatchet, the Outlaws, Blackfoot, J. Geils & Magic Dick, the Radiators, Mamas and the Papas . . .

. . . Dave once sang backup for Tommy James for a KDKA-TV special, opened for comic Kevin Nealon (of Saturday Night Live), appeared on Joe Negri's Saturday morning WTAE-TV show for kids, performed on a live telethon (WTAE-TV) and played a concert with adult film star-turned-rock singer Hypatia Lee!


Special appearances by Dave Iglar Band include Blues for Food, D-Jam, and Pittsburgh Blues Festival concerts to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.


Discography
Includes Dave's recordings with The Dave Iglar Band, Dave Iglar & the Igniters, Force Field, Dave & Shari, and as a guest artist

Dave Iglar Band
Cobra - 2006

Dave Iglar, Guest Artist
Stacy Lee Lucas - Safe Passage - 1998

Dave Iglar and the Igniters
As the Fuse Burns - 1997

Dave & Shari
David Iglar Shari Richards - 1995
(Cassette-only release)

Force Field
WDVE Pittsburgh Rock 'n Roll '92 -1992
(Compilation)

Force Field
Strong Signals - 1991

Force Field
WDVE Pittsburgh Rock 'n Roll '89 -1989
(Compilation)

Dave & Shari
Unbelievable Where Prohibited By Law - 1989
(Cassette-only release)

Dave Iglar, Guest Artist
John Puckett - Fifteen Minutes In A Dark Room - 1989

Dave & Shari
Best of Acoustic Graffiti -1988
(Compilation)

Force Field
Matter of Time - 1986
"Best Recording" & "Best Song" - In Pittsburgh reader's poll winner!
(Cassette-only release)