Dave Specter

 Press

Dave Specter has been featured in publications such as Downbeat, Living Blues, Guitar Player, Guitar World and Vintage Guitar magazines. Reviews and interviews have included the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Magazine, Blues Revue and multitudes of national and international publications. TV appearances include: Good Morning America, Wild Chicago, Chicago Tonight and WGN . Radio appearances and airplay worldwide include BBC, NPR and airplay throughout the US, Europe and South America.. Specter has been a 5-time Chicago Reader Critics Choice and in 2018 was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. View various press below.

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QUOTES

“His funky lines echo the jazz masters, but his grinding single-note work is greasy enough for any Windy City after-hours club.” –Guitar Player

“This is easily the best-recorded showcase yet for Specter’s classy guitar stylings.” – Living Blues (Speculatin’)

“Quintessentially hip and swinging.” – Chicago Tribune

"Deeply satisfying, incendiary guitar playing, dramatically charged singing." -Chicago Tribune (Message In Blue)

"Specter's guitar playing swings, bites and slides throughout, singing it's heart out." 4 Stars -All Music Guide

"Guitarist Dave Specter is playing gutsy Magic Sam and Otis Rush Chicago blues with undercurrents of T-Bone Walker and Kenny Burrell. He is phenomenal here (on Message in Blue) cutting the figure of someone who is in complete control of his craft." 4 Stars -Downbeat

“One of the few top-tier guitarists” - Downbeat

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REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

BLUES FROM THE INSIDE OUT

MESSAGE IN BLUE

2013 COVER & FEATURE - BLUES BLASTER MAGAZINE

2011 FEATURE - VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE

SPECTIFIED

LIVE IN CHICAGO

  • Named to Downbeat Magazine's Best Recordings of 2008

IS WHAT IT IS - Dave Specter & Steve Freund

  • Downbeat Magazine 4 Star review (May 2005)

SPECULATIN’

“His funky lines echo the jazz masters, but his grinding single-note work is greasy enough for any Windy City after-hours club.” –Guitar Player

“This is easily the best-recorded showcase yet for Specter’s classy guitar stylings.” – Living Blues

POSTERS

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