Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

It’s been a dozen years now since “Big Wave” Dave Adams and his crew began playing steady gigs. The lineup has shuffled over the years, but fully half of the 2023 members were there in 2011. The band’s mix of soul, funk and blues — and the singular mission to get people dancing — has made it a favorite at large festivals, private parties and practically every nightclub stage in the Twin Ports. Adams belts out the vocals, backed by Peter Knutson and Alex Piazza on guitars, Brian Wells on keys, Scott Millis on drums, Alex Nordehn on trombone, Matt Wasmund on baritone sax, and David Rode on trumpet.


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