Known for his elegant songwriting and instrumental prowess on blues guitar, button accordion and harmonica, Dave Moore is one of the most prolific songwriters to emerge from the state of Iowa. After some traveling through Latin America, he found that the college town of Iowa City had turned into quite the music scene in his absence upon his return in 1980. It was then that he teamed up with local songwriter Greg Brown, who was just beginning to develop a national reputation. For the next few years Dave backed Brown on recording projects, extensive tours and several appearances on Garrison Keillor's popular A Prairie Home Companion on NPR. His most well-known album, Breaking Down Into 3, was recorded with an all-Iowan band, drawing on the artists’ own life experiences to encapsulate the quintessential American experience.