Dave LaRue is the bass player with the virtuoso rock group Flying Colors. He is also a long-time member of the instrumental groups the Steve Morse Band and the Dixie Dregs. LaRue’s technical prowess is formidable among other jazz-fusionists, but his unique talent is to project his virtuosity with remarkable soul and feel.
LaRue continues to be the go-to guy for many leading guitarists, having worked with Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, The Hellecasters, Pat Travers, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Albert Lee, Paul Gilbert, Tony MacAlpine, Rik Emmett, Ace Frehley, and Steve Vai.
Education is a big part of Dave’s career, beginning with an instructional column for Bass Player magazine (for whom he also served as a member of the Advisory Board). LaRue also does clinics internationally for Music Man and was an adjunct professor at Stetson University in Florida. He teaches privately at Bass Central in Orlando when not on the road, and does lessons via Skype with students from all over the world. Dave is following up his Essentials (Alfred Music) instructional video with a new series of video lessons to be released on JamPlay.com.
In 2014, Dave will be recording the new Flying Colors studio record, with the band looking towards a late summer release, A fall tour should follow. Dave will be finishing his second solo CD, playing with the Dave LaRue Band, and, with partner Glenn Alexander, mixing and releasing their new album, tentatively titled Force Five .