david boye

phone: 402-202-6002 email: dlboye@neb.rr.com



SHORT FORM: David Boye is a musician, composer and past National Park Artist In Residence who creates instrumental guitar music inspired by the infinite vistas and wonders of the natural world. He tours nationally presenting this music in a unique and uplifting program that incorporates natural sounds and evokes the mystery, magnificence and infinite allure of the wild beauty of the wilderness of the west.

LONG FORM: David Boye is a musician, songwriter and educator from Lincoln, Nebraska. He has crisscrossed many musical paths in his 30-plus years as a guitarist, bassist, saxophonist and composer. He has performed an eclectic variety of music styles in rock, blues, ambient, new age and jazz groups throughout the midwest and nationally. In 2007 he returned to one of his first music loves: solo fingerstyle instrumental acoustic guitar. Inspired by guitar pioneers like Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Davy Graham and others he began to write original pieces for solo guitar employing features like alternate tunings, percussive techniques on the guitar, and multi tracked “looping.”

He was accepted as an Artist In Residence at North Cascades National Park in 2008 which was the start of a personal passion of exploring and creating sounds that evoke the infinite wonders of the wilderness of the National Parks and the west. He has also served as an Artist In Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park and Homestead National Monument. Incorporating actual “found” sounds of nature from his residencies, he writes evocative and uplifting pieces that elicit the calm splendor of the beautiful vistas and wide open spaces of the great American outdoors. He has produced two CDs of the pieces created from his residencies.

In addition to his composing and performing schedule, David writes about music and maintains a full time student roster of guitarists as an adjunct college professor and through his private studio in Lincoln. 


Arches National Park—Devils Garden Amphitheater; Glen Canyon National Recreation Area—Antelope Point Marina; Grand Teton National Park—Colter Bay Amphitheater; Chaco Culture National Historic Park—Amphitheater; Moab Information Center—Summer speaker series; Craters Of The Moon National Monument—Visitor Center Auditorium; Rocky Mountain National Park—Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium




For David Boye, the last three weeks have been a steady diet of guitar and nature. But that’s just what he had in mind. Boye, the latest North Cascades National Park Artist-in-Residence, has been getting used to all of the natural world’s bounty during his stay in Washington state. Artists typically use the opportunity to create work inspired by the park and Boye’s stay is no different.” Adam Rudnick, June 10, 2008, goskagit.com, “Taking Cues From Nature”

“Boye, a career musician of 25 years, teaches the art (of music) at his own studio, as well as through Doane College, Union College, The National Guitar Workshop, and online. He plans to take advantage of his time at the Homestead (Artist In Residency), and has had a busy first few days. ‘I’ve been writing already,’ Boye said. ‘I had a kind of explosive session this morning. You never really know what’s going to come out of it, you just sit down and write and record and hope that things turn out. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.’’…Scott Koperski, October 8, 2011, Beatrice Daily Sun, “Homestead Hosts Artist In Residence



phone: 402-202-6002

email: dlboye@neb.rr.com

web: www.davidboye.com