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Desmelik to open for Black Lillies
Awards and Highlights

-"Deep Down The Definition" voted #77 by listeners of WNCW Radio in Top 100 Releases of 2011.
-"Deep Down The Definition" voted #12 by listeners of WNCW Radio in Top 20 Regional Releases of 2011.
-2011 "Best Of" Mountain Xpress Readers' Poll placed in three categories - Alt/Country, Regional musician for Brevard, and Singer/Songwriter.
-2010 "Best Of" Mountain Xpress Readers' Poll placed in two categories - Folk, and regional musician Brevard, NC.
-Dave's song "If It's Good For You" chosen in Top 25 songs of 2010 by Winners were picked from thousands of songs posted to the website in the last year.
-"Onlooker" voted #11 favorite new regional release of 2009 by listeners of WNCW radio.
-2009 "Best Of" Mountain Xpress Readers Poll placed in three categories - Folk, Country-Alt/Country, and regional musician Brevard, NC.
-"Onlooker" on the Roots Music Report Folk Airplay Chart for three weeks (Oct. 2009) reaching #17.
-"Onlooker" reached #5 for North Carolina Roots Radio Chart.
-"Unheard Of" voted #16 favorite new regional release of 2007 by listeners of WNCW.
-"UnHeard Of" reached #16 on the EuroAmericana chart (June 2007)
-"Best of 2006" local artist (Alt/Country) Mountain Xpress readers' poll
-"When Your Eyes Are Closed" reached #6 on the EuroAmericana chart (Jan. 2006)
-"When Your Eyes Are Closed" reached #12 on the FreeForm American Roots chart (Jan. 2006)
-"When Your Eyes Are Closed" reached #19 on the Roots Music Report (Folk Airplay) for the weeks of Jan.17th and 24th, 2006.
-"When Your Eyes Are Closed" voted by listeners of WNCW radio in the top 100 new releases of 2005 and #13 best regional.
-Featured artist on "The United State of Americana" Vol. 2 compilation CD (Shut Eye Records)
-Included on "Crowd Around the Mic" Vol. 9 compilation CD (WNCW)
-Winner of the 2004 Asheville "Make a Wish" Foundation songwriter shootout.
-Winner of the 2002 FAME (Flagstaff Awards for Music Excellence) award for best singer/songwriter.
-Onus B. Johnson voted Flagstaff's best band 3 times.
-Onus B. Johnson was a band finalist at the 2001 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition.

Brian King
Staff Writer

GREENWOOD, SC – Brevard-based singer/songwriter Dave Desmelik will open for the Black Lillies Thursday night at Music on Maxwell at Sundance Gallery. The accomplished Americana artist will be playing solo and may have a few tricks up his sleeve.

Desmelik, on the verge of releasing his eighth solo album, brings a unique perspective from the stage that hearkens back to better times in America. The happily married father of two was not always so settled down. In fact, he was just the opposite.

The summer of 1993 found Desmelik with a backpack and a guitar, hitch hiking around the western United States. After several years of being on the move, Desmelik found himself in Flagstaff, AZ, in his first working band. He stayed in Flagstaff about eight years before the Alpharetta, GA native decided he wanted to come back to the south.

“I knew I didn’t want to be around Atlanta,” Desmelik said of coming back south. “It’s too much hustle and bustle for me. So I just kind of gravitated to Ashville. That’s where I met my wife. Then she got a job as a school teacher in Brevard and we moved here.”

Desmelik says he is very lyric conscious, but also enjoys instrumental melodies and harmonies, as evidenced by his recent use of a ukulele in his songwriting.

“I came across (a ukulele) on a whim last summer,” says Desmelik. “I was at a party at a friend’s house and it was hanging on the wall. I started messing around with it and she told me to take it home and play it a while. A few months later I bought one and have started using it in songs.”

Desmelik says he pours himself into every song and performance and hopes that people recognize that.

“Music is my therapy,” Desmelik said. “You have to have commitment and put your heart and soul into it. Don’t be surprised if you come see me perform and you see this guy up there with his eyes closed, lost in his own little world.”

Music at Maxwell is at 146 Maxwell Avenue in Greenwood. All shows begin at 7:30. Doors open at 6:00.

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