Dave Abear (AKA A’Bear)
Dave A’Bear (pronounced A’Bear), a Colorado-based guitarist and singer, has been playing music throughout his life in various genres. Currently on tour with Melvin Seals and JGB, as well as working on his own original projects, Dave continues to explore different sounds with each gig.
Additionally, he performs solo acoustic shows. This year he launched Steely Dead, a band that blends the psychedelic rock sounds of The Grateful Dead with melodic rock songs by Steely Dan.
Early Life and Education
Research has indicated that the first five years of a child’s life are critical for their cognitive development. Studies have revealed that approximately 90% of a child’s brain develops during this time frame.
Educators and parents need to comprehend how children form their identities throughout various stages of development and growth. Erikson was a pioneer in this area, providing educators with insight into how best to support and guide children along the way.
He also popularized the idea of ego integrity, which was groundbreaking in his day and remains relevant today.
David Abear is a financial services executive with extensive expertise in investment banking and mergers and acquisitions. He founded Finance Career Launch to share his knowledge and help other young financial professionals further their careers.
Dave Abear has extensive professional experience, having worked for multiple companies both domestically and abroad. Additionally, his leadership abilities are well-honed.
He believes that technical proficiency is essential, but communication with others also holds true. His passion in life lies in helping people build more rewarding lives and businesses.
Achievements and Honors
Dave Abear (aka A’Bear) is a Manitou Springs native renowned for his contributions to local jam music. As one of the founding members of Brother Kind, he also tours internationally with Melvin Seals and JGB. His unique ability to reimagine classic Grateful Dead songs with modern touches has earned him widespread acclaim; most recently his collaboration with Merl Saunders on Space Funk Jerry has made an impressive impact on this acoustic jam scene.
Dave is also a philanthropist, having founded the American Public Education Foundation – a 501c3 non-profit that strives to transform America’s schools through technology, data analytics and personalized learning. As such, he’s twice been honored as Tennessee School Boards Association’s School Board Member of the Year. When not at work, Dave and his wife enjoy traveling around the world – particularly South Asia!
Dave Abear (aka A’Bear) is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist who has performed in multiple genres such as rock, reggae, bluegrass, and folk music. Currently on tour with Melvin Seals and JGB, plus many different original bands made up of musicians from across America, A’Bear is known for his versatile style of performance.
David is an accomplished musician, but he’s also a devout Christian. He dedicates his time to Pastor Rick Warren – author of the best-selling book Purpose Driven Life – by volunteering his services. Most recently he produced “Purpose of Christmas,” featuring superstars Sarah McLachlan, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and others. Furthermore he founded Stacey Pack Best Life Cancer Foundation–a 501c3 charity that assists artists and their families facing cancer.
Veteran of the music industry, guitarist-singer Dave Hebert (AKA A’Bear) boasts an impressive resume. As a multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist for Melvin Seals and JGB, as well as with several of his own bands, he has amassed an impressive resume. Additionally, his specialty lies in bluegrass and folk music; additionally he frequently performs solo acoustic gigs across Southern Arizona.
He is currently a Private Wealth Management Specialist at Synovus Bank and brings with him 29 years of banking and financial services expertise. He provides comprehensive personal planning, investment management, trust services and insurance solutions to high net worth clients. With an impressive track record for helping clients maximize their investment opportunities and reach their financial objectives, he takes pleasure in delivering a personalized client experience which was previously his forte as a senior financial advisor at another competing bank.