About Dave Colvin

Dave Colvin

Performing at The Listening Room, Nashville, TN 03/06/11

Dave hospital

In hospital around age two?

I’m Dave Colvin, a songwriter who happens to have been born with the bleeding disorder, Severe Hemophilia “A” – Factor 8 deficiency! This blog used to be about just the songwriting. In fact, only very close friends and family are aware of my having hemophilia. To most folks I said I had “arthritis” – which is the truth. I just omitted the fact the arthritis was caused by nearly 6 decades of “bleeds” into the joints damaging my elbows, knees and ankles.  Yes, there have been a few times my surviving a bleeding episode was not a certainty and I’m sure I will discuss those times as we move forward.
But my songwriting and hemophilia have been so inter-twined throughout my life that in order for “my story” to make any sense, both need to be discussed! Also it is my hope that as I post my experiences, they will provide hope and maybe some inspiration to others affected with Hemophilia, especially considering I am 60 years old!!
I’ve been married to my wife, Debbie, for 37 years (have known her for 50)! We have one daughter, Meredith who is married to her husband Rusty and we now are blessed with two grandchildren!
I served in various accounting type positions for 30 years which took us from Illinois to the Los Angeles area and finally to Nashville! I now still write songs and also serve as publisher on songs written by a dozen other songwriters. We are getting some Indie cuts and Holds as well as some song placements in TV shows! Visit The Arnybarn Music Group website at http://www.arnybarn.net!
Please share this blog with family and friends! Ask questions if I don’t explain something clearly enough. Leave comments if you like a certain post!
So check the recent posts often as I tell the tales of this Songwriter’s Journey (who happens to have Hemophilia)!
Dave
p.s. Most recent posts are:
My song OUT OF MY MIND took 41 years to write
OUT MY WINDOW
Song cut for“You Are Living On”
Surviving the 1/17/94 Northridge 6.8 earthquake!
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Halloween 1962
Thank God It’s Today!!
Silent Night – Remembering 9-11-2001
High School Graduation Dilemma 
Treating my Hemophilia these 60 years
My 60th Birthday!
My years performing at The Decatur Celebration!
Solitary Man – my introduction to Show Biz Rejection
Left Elbow Surgery Update and
Elbow Surgery, Hemophilia and Guitars

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