Dave Coleman is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/engineer based in East Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up on the Cumberland Plateau in Jamestown, Tennessee. The son of a small-town attorney and a National Park ranger, He was isolated in a small town childhood that provided the time to pursue guitar and recording. His young talent found him with a publishing deal at age 20 at legendery Acuff-Rose Music Publishing. After two years of writing for a living, he struck out on his own with his band.
Coleman founded his band The Coal Men in 1999. They have forged their own path releasing five Roots Rock/Americana albums and touring across the U.S. and overseas in Europe. The Coal Men released Pushed to the Side in August of 2016, and it reached 32 on the American Radio Charts. No Depression writes their newest album “is a country record made by three guys who clearly have a deep appreciation for country music, and for that, it deserves your attention.” The work focuses on the core (3-piece band), Dave Coleman singing and playing guitar, Dave Ray playing drums and singing background vocals, and Paul Slivka (Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, Tommy Womack, Amanda Shires) playing bass. Songs of the band have been featured in the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch,FX’s Sons of Anarchy,and ABC’s Nashville. Todd Snider calls Coleman “one of Americana music’s great songwriters.”