Camus (musician)

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Dave Sale
Dave Sale stiil from "So my caddy is an axe murderer".jpg
Dave Sale 2012
Background information
Also known as Camus
Genres Rock, Classical
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, Composer
Instruments Voice, piano, fiddle, guitar,
Years active 1996–present
Labels Atlantic, Koch, Warner
Website [3]

Dave Sale is an American singer-songwriter investigative story teller,[1] and film maker who achieved notability as Camus with his now classic "sins of the Father",[2] a release on Atlantic Records. The album includes the song Ouch which was featured on the Baywatch episode 'Out of the Blue' alongside Cyndi Lauper.[3] In this project he had the opportunity to collaborate with Producers David Kahne and Kevin Killin. Sale is a direct descendant of the last Dutch governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant. Sale has been called "the Bob Dylan for the junque generation".


Previous to the Camus project, Sale was active in New Orleans operating the successful Street Records, an indie label featuring local and regional new and indigenous musicfrom 1992–97. He also produced, engineered or consulted on projects for diverse musicians such as Rowland Howard,[4] Willie Deville, Winton and Branford Marsalis and BeauSoleil to name a few during this period.

Dave wrote and produced former Squirrel Nut Zippers vocalist Katharine Whalen's 2007 release Dirty Little Secret on Koch Records.[5] Dirty Little Secret was also cited by No Depression Magazine as a "Genre Busting Beauty".[6] Appearing on World cafe.[7]

Mr Sale directed the documentary On the Bus as well as several music videos for major labels. He has created and directed commercials. He co wrote the film Dark Star (in preproduction). Dave Sale's work was hailed as dazzling and seductive by NPR's David Dye.[8]

Recent career[edit]

Dave formed The Ivory League [9] in 2013 and released "The Monster" [10] on Halloween. The song received national radio play being promoted by M:M Music.

In 2014 Sale formed At Risk Productions to develop film and book properties based on his work in the legal system as an investigator and promoter of innocence. The first two cases being "The one Innocent Man" about a Missouri farm boy who wound up being the patsy in a rural crime ring. Spending nearly twenty years in prison. And "Fear the Hills" the story of a young man named Adam Braseel imprisoned for a murder and assault that took place in Tracy City - in the foothills of Tennessee.


  1. ^ "How an amateur sleuth and rock musician became a player"
  2. ^ "Dave Sale aka Camus at Rhino Classics Europe"
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  6. ^ "Dave Sale review in No depression Magazine"
  7. ^ "Dave Sale on NPR's World Cafe"
  8. ^ "Dave Sale on NPR's World Cafe"
  9. ^ [1] "Ivory League on Soundcloud
  10. ^ [2]" Dave Sale - Ivory League - The Monster"