Dave played his guitar alongside his harp and guitar playing brother Louis in The Aces, one of the most influential backing bands in the classic period of Chicago Blues. The brothers came from Mississippi, where they had played local dates with Robert Nighthawk, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Memphis Minnie. They moved to the Windy City in the mid-40s where they began playing house parties with harp player Junior Wells. When Fred Below joined them on drums, they began performing as the Four Aces, which was soon the hottest band in town, except for maybe Muddy Waters outfit. When Muddy’s harp player Little Walter wanted to go solo after his chart topping record ‘Juke’, Junior Wells joined Muddy’s band and the Myers boys became The Jukes and backed Little Walter on tour and on record.
This arrangement ended in 1955 when they joined up with Otis Rush, who was tearing up the West-side clubs at the time. Dave soon switched to electric bass, and commenced a career as one of the most sought after side-men in the business. The New Aces re-united the Myers brothers with Fred Below, and they enjoyed many years of touring European Festivals and as a premier backing unit for countless Blues stars. In 1998, Dave finally cut an album of his own with ‘You Can’t Do That’ which revisited the glory days of Chess Studios and his early days in the Delta.
This is Dave’s only solo album and his playing is still excellent, as he sings some classics, some Fats Domino and some of his own songs.