David Joseph Hayes is a pioneering singer-songwriter in northwest Florida. Hayes has unrelentingly carved a creative path, not only for himself but for many other creative-types in an area that was once deemed ‘culture-less’. He has done this by performing and producing enumerable events and has helped to establish venues across the Gulf Coast in spite of losing everything several times due to hurricanes and unforeseeable circumstances (the most recent being Hurricane Michael in 2018).