Road Poets Bio

Road Poets is a seriously rockin’ good time with thoughtful, provoking lyrics. Think Neil Young and Crazy Horse meets the Talking Heads. They play bluesy, riff driven tunes written by lead singer, Dave Teichroeb. The occasional ballad. Poetic songs about Gabriola, aging, broken homes, travelling, climate change, love, technology, and the pandemic get woven in.

The band showcases a diverse range of Gabriola talent: Dave Teichroeb (guitar/vocals), Kelly Field (bass) and Andreas Kahre (drums) . It’s not uncommon for musical guests to be added in at live shows. Road Poets is currently recording a ten song album with Gabriola recording engineer/producer Ron Cote. The guest list is impressive for the recording: Nico Rhodes, Brad Shipley, Tina Jones, Stephen Fearing, Lewis Melville, Brian McMahon, Andrew Clayden, John Gresham, Jeff Bird, Chris Jams, Kath McIntyre and Steve Knox

Road poets are three lifetime professional musicians. Dave Teichroeb on guitar and vocals, Kelly Field on bass and Andreas Kahre on drums. Teichroeb’s approach to music has always been to write a song, record the song and perform the song live. Bluesy folk/rock with thought provoking lyrics. Road Poets live deliver riff driven story songs with great bass lines and inventive drumming –  Songs about Gabriola, aging, broken homes, travelling, climate change, love, technology and the pandemic. Road Poets first album is recorded and being mixed right now by Ron Cote.

Who the hell is Dave Teichroeb??

Dave Teichroeb is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer/promoter and radio host living on Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada. He performs and records contemporary folk and Americana music. Described theses days as kinda like  Neil Young from the 1990’s.(Harvest Moon meets Rock’n In The Free world) His band Road Poets is the going concern these days. They are deep into recording a full length album with Ron Cote (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ramones, Blue Oyster Cult)

Dave’s 5 CD’s  of original songs as Dave Teichroeb are available on all streaming platforms. His latest being Lost Horizon.  Before working as a solo artist he was a founding member and principle song writer of rock bands Dizzy Maroon(1989-92) and  Dissemblers(1993-97)

Throughout 2021-2022 Dave Teichroeb was the Project Manager for Gabriola Live. He booked and organized 20 live performances of Gabriola talent. Many shows were sold out and the series was a huge success financially as well as boosting morale and earnings for arts workers during the Covid19 Pandemic second year.

In 2018 he produced Gabriola Songs , a 40 song double CD of Gabriola Island musicians and song writers. His song Duster was recorded by the Kramdens in 2015, for their CD release No One Here Is Reflecting Any Light, with Dave as the guest vocalist.Road Poets, his theme based radio show goes to air every Tuesday  from 5pm to 6pm. Road Poets is on CHLY- FM in Nanaimo (101.7 FM and streams at www.chly.ca)  A show that features the best in contemporary  folk and Americana music. The show is also podcast here   – www.mixcloud.com/RoadPoets

Dave Teichroeb moved to Canada’s West Coast from Ontario in 2007. He has also lived in Alberta and Texas. You may also know him from DROG or Dave’s Records of Guelph. An independent label he operated with Lewis Melville from 1990 – 2000. DROG released over 75 CDs and worked closely with distributor Outside Music. Notable bands were – RheostaticsSkydiggersthe InbredsKate Fenner/Chris Brownthe kramdens , James GordonJeff Bird and many other independent Southern Ontario acts.