Golden musician finds happiness in the music of life

Anyone who has dropped by the Farmer’s Market, or anywhere music is played in Golden, has heard Dave Whyte sing some tunes.

Local musician Dave Whyte.

Anyone who has dropped by the Farmer’s Market, or anywhere music is played in Golden, has heard Dave Whyte sing some tunes to entertain the people in attendance.

Whyte came to Golden by way of Calgary and New Jersey.

It was in New Jersey where he started playing music in elementary school, when he was in Grade 5.

After living in Alberta, Whyte made the decision to do something new with his life.

“I came to Golden when I needed a change of pace. It was a great change out here. It is a healing area,” he said.

A lover of the mountains, Whyte describes his life in Golden as if he was camping every day.

As he got older, he has continued to play music at different local events.

At one point he was a drummer in a band, but as time has moved on, he now plays with just his guitar.

“I always liked to sing, so I had to learn how to play guitar to play along with it,” he said. “I like to play what people like to hear.”

Playing at the local markets is something Whyte enjoys because not only does he get to sing, but also he gets to meet many new people along the way everytime he performs.

Whyte feels very fortunate to have so many great local musicians in the area.

“There is an incredible amount of talented people in Golden. It is unreal. I have a lot of respect for what they sing and play,” he said.

Whyte added that he cannot see a time where he will want to stop performing.

“As long as I can keep singing and people ask me to,  I am keep going to keep playing,” he said.