DAM was created and formulated by lead guitarist & vocalist Dave Rodriguez and drummer & vocalist, Mike Molina in the spring of 1998. Mixing elements of Rock, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Metal, Grunge & Blues, this musical outfit from Austin, Texas offers the ears a lavish & creative blend of tones, sounds & energy that is fueled by absolute sinew, rhythm & power, yet in the midst of their brawn mode of musical attack flows a dexterous blend of moody progressions that exposes their flipsided reflection and their true warmth & devotion to the art of sound. While undergoing a series of changes in personnel in the lineup, the two found it best to pilot this musical ship on their own. As a pair, they have maneuvered their songwriting juggernaut into various directions and have compiled quite a vast mixture and collection of instrumental & vocal compositions. The music is suitable for multifaceted venues and appeals to a mixed amassment of listeners.
Exhibiting sounds reminiscing a melting pot of their influences that includes Jimi Hendrix, Grand Funk Railroad, Mahogany Rush, Miles Davis, Uli Roth, Jeff Beck, James Brown, Van Halen, Peter Green, Pantera, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, George Benson, System of a Down, Johnny Winter, Deep Purple, Herbie Hancock, AC/DC, John Coltrane, Black Sabbath, Cream, Freddie King, Budgie, Trapeze, Alice and Chains and Stevie Ray Vaughan.