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Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the Nightsounds program in the late 1980's.
Dave is a musician--he's played bass, guitar and drums in several rock and bluegrass bands. He plays bass for the WUIS All-Star Band, "The Pitch Patio Pickers," with Mark Mathewson and Jennifer Ramm, the host of Bluegrass Breakdown.
Stretching between Bluegrass Breakdown and Hearts of Space, Nightsounds blends the very best of modern and independent folk with an eclectic sampling of other genres. Every show is carefully constructed with tempo and ambience in mind to find a harmonious road through its diverse soundscape, making Nightsounds not just a show, but an atmospheric experience.