Dave Cardwell 

Dave Cardwell - Guitar Student Of Tom Hess
Music Careers Mentoring Program,
Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle 
Location: Indianapolis, IN    
E-mail:      dave@cardwellmusic.com
Website:     cardwellmusic.com
Occupation: Professional Musician
mp3 Solo Excerpts

Dave's first three albums, "Shocked Awake," "Play With Fire," and "Release Yourself," were released under the name Raise The Shield. 

Dave's collaboration with guitarist Zack Uidl, Thoughts Betrayed lead to the release of the debut album "Recollection" in early 2008. 

In addition to his career as a solo recording artist, Dave is also a touring clinician and an author of many instructional products for guitar players.  


  • Thoughts Betrayed - Recollection
  • Raise The Shield - Release Yourself
  • Raise The Shield - Play With Fire
  • Raise The Shield - Shocked Awake
  • Guitars From The Shadows Compilation
  • Eden - A Special Kind of Crippled
  • Soulrazer - Terror of the Deep
  • Chico's Prizon – Whatever
  • Gone - Solo CD

Products Released:

  • Japan: Scales
  • Fives: String Skipping
  • Fives: Sequences
  • Improve Your Improv
  • Thoughts Betrayed Recollection Tablature (with Zack Uidl)
  • Harmonizing Melodies
  • Creative Meter: Riffs and Songs
  • Creative Meter: Theory
  • Extended Arpeggios: 7th and 9ths (with Jeff Treadwell)


  • Maxon
  • Old Dog
  • Guitar-Cable.com
  • Jellifish
  • Fleximusic

Clinic Tour Dates 2008

Date Venue City/State Address/Directions
Sunday, September 7, 2008 JC's Guitars Algonquin, IL 2214 E. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847.658.9932
Monday, September 8, 2008 Guitar Center Arlington Heights, IL 2375 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: 847.439.4600
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Guitar Center Grand Rapids, MI 2891 Radcliff Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Guitar Center Indianapolis, IN 8475 Castleton Corner Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: 317.578.9570
Thursday, September 11, 2008 Guitar Center Florence, KY 4999 Houston Rd
Florence, KY 41042
Phone: 859.282.9841
Friday, September 12, 2008 Guitar Center Pittsburgh, PA 1020 Park Manor Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: 412.788.1071
Saturday, September 13, 2008 McNeil Music Vestal, NY 4517 Vestal Rd
Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: 607.729.1548

Other Tour Dates in 2008

Date Event Venue City/State Address/Directions
Thursday, June 19, 2008 Thoughts Betrayed Clinic at Camp Jam Lake Forest Academy Lake Forest, IL 1500 W Kennedy Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Sunday, July 27, 2008 Dave with American Bullet Birdys Indianapolis, IN 2131 E. 71st St.
Friday, August 7, 2008 Dave with American Bullet Spin Nightclub Indianapolis, IN 6308 Guilford Ave
Broad Ripple 46220

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Dave learned how to effectively realize his musical dreams with the help of a mentor.

Working together with a music career mentor is the quickest way to achieve massive musical goals in as little time as possible.


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