Gypsy Dave and The Stumpjumpers

Gypsy Dave and The Stumpjumpers


The next generation of American songwriter


Drawn together in rural Pennsylvania, and performing nationally for two years, ‘Gypsy Dave and The Stumpjumpers’ are a rising force in the world of original music.

Backed by a unique combination of strings and voices, Gypsy Dave is slowly emerging as one of the preeminent songwriters of his generation. At only 24 years old some would say he has already become an old soul, a voice for the changing days. And in a world that moves faster everyday, it’s good to know that someone is carrying our stories, and delivering them back to us with passion and energy.

Joining Dave are two eclectic string players. Lisa Joseph, 22, brings 12 years of symphony experience to the contemporary folk sound, melding classical and alternative styles to provide a powerful and ethereal layer.
Ryan Nageotte, 25, is the driving force that holds their songs together. A relative new comer to the upright bass, his style has developed into a truly unique blend of contemporary folk and the harder edged music he was reared on.

Their music has been described as a new sound born of an older time. But whether it makes us laugh, cry, or just stop and think, you can be sure of one thing: the music of ‘Gypsy Dave and The Stumpjumpers’ is honest. It is sound that speaks to each of us; it is the sound that truly is a part of us all. And wherever you might find them next, you can be sure they’ll be singing, playing, and wearing their hearts on their sleeves.

Gypsy Dave and The Stumpjumpers

*Featured artists on NPR (WV, PA, OH)

*'As the Stars Gather Light' on the roots music charts for 50 consecutive weeks and is currently at #7!

*"Hey Mama" selected to be part of National Stroke awareness compilation CD (Catherine J. Snow Stroke Foundation, California)

Major Festival Appearances

Smoky Hill River Music Festival, Salina KS

Wakarusa Music Festival , Lawrence KS

Gateway Music Festival , Mount Sterling, KY

Firefly Music Festival , Cambridge Springs, PA

Edinboro Art and Music Festival , Edinboro, PA

What critics are saying about their debut record 'As the Stars Gather Light'

"As the Stars Gather Light is a clear eyed piece of art that demands those jaded consumers pay close attention."

-Indie Music Stop

"The authentic rootsy qualities of his music provide him with all the credibility he needs to be respected in the field, but it's the title track that'll impress people the most. On it, Dave doesn't sound like Guthrie or Dylan, just a young man struggling to find his own place in the world. I reckon he will one day; in the meantime, this is quite a promising debut."

-Whisperin' and Hollerin' (UK)

"Gypsy Dave's songs define real American roots music, combining folk, bluegrass, and country without any studio slickness."

-Michael Sutton (CD


As The Stars Gather Light (2007)

Liberty (2006)

Set List

Set times can range from 45 minutes to three hours of original music.

4/11/08 Pittsburgh, PA

Dirty Streets
Fall away to dreams
Seasons Change
Sometimes Love
This old roof
It always rains
Baby don't touch
I've never felt wrong about loving
He was a father
Rag mama
Katee Dear
Old Woman
If I fall
Another morning after
April's song
In this town
Burn On