Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 99 - Music That Speaks for Itself

August 16, 2017

While the Beyonderers don’t have a lead singer, the local surf punk trio more than makes up for it with its sonic musical palette, especially when led by Dave Rich’s finely honed guitar chops. But he freely admits that his journey with learning music has been more of a coping mechanism than a rock star dream. Dave talks with Shane, Cody and Chris about playing in a number of notable local projects, including his current spot in the Beyonderers, who is playing at this Saturday’s Highland Square Porch Rokr on the EarthQuaker Stage at 5 p.m. Dave talks about juggling family life and band life, along with what motivated him to pursue a career in nonprofits, along with a truly insightful perspective from working in social services. Dave's day job is with United Way of Summit County, helping to address the community’s current opioid crisis. Check out the Beyonderers at https://thebeyonderers.bandcamp.com/.