Photo by Chris McKay

Farmer Dave Scher

Role in Beachwood Sparks:
founding member, keyboardist/steel
guitarist/occasional vocalist on:

Desert Skies/Make It Together
Midsummer Daydream/Windows 65
Beachwood Sparks
Grandaddy/Persil/Beachwood Sparks 7" split
Once We Were Trees/Wake Up, Little Suzie
By Your Side
Once We Were Trees
Make the Robot Cowboys Cry
The Tarnished Gold

Other appearances:
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Wiskey Biscuit  –  Santa Ana River Delta Blue  (2000) lap steel
Future Pigeon – Golden State of Dub (2001)  
The Tyde – Once (2001) organ, lap steel
Miranda  Lee  Richards  –  The  Herethereafter  (2001) lap steel
Ileen – Bride, Pt. 2 (2002)  
Wiskey Biscuit – Zig Zag (2002) lap steel
The Tyde – Twice (2003) additional keyboards, lap steel
Nobody – Pacific Drift: Western Water Music, Vol. 1 (2003)  
All Night Radio – Spirit Stereo Frequency (2004) vocals,  guitar,  pedal steel,  keyboards,  sound effects
Dios – s/t (2004) pedal steel
Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous (2004) producer
Neal Casal – Return In Kind (2005) organ, strings, sounds
Mia Doi Todd – Manzanita (2005) lap steel
Nobody – And Everything Else… (2005)  
Kate Earl – Fate Is The Hunter (2005) pedal steel
The Quarter After – s/t (2005) lap steel
The Like – Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking (2005) lap steel
Mt. Egypt – Perspectives (2005) steel guitar
Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory – Tree Colored See (2006) additional keys, slide guitar
Future Pigeon – The Echodelic Sounds of… (2006) lap steel, organ, sitar
The Tyde – Three’s Co (2006) lap steel
Pete Yorn – Nightcrawler (2006) steel guitar, melodica
Let’s Go Sailing – Chaos In Order (2007) pedal steel
Vietnam – Vietnam (2007) producer, musician
Johnathan Rice – Further North (2007) producer, pedal steel, keyboards, sound effects, backing vocals
Gary Louris – Vagabonds (2008) backing vocals (as a part of the Laurel Canyon Choir)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Momofuku (2008) pedal steel, lap steel, organ, backing vocals
Nobody – Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II (2008) slide guitar
Vetiver – Things of the Past (2008) pedal steel, keyboards, melodica
Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue (2008)
Vetiver – More of the Past (2008) pedal steel, vocals
Marissa Nadler – Little Hells (2009) lap steel, organ, moog, and piano
Neal Casal – Roots & Wings (2009) organ
Farmer Dave Scher – Flash Forward to the Good Times (2009) everything!
Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo (2010) lap steel
Night Horse – Perdition Hymns (2010) piano, organ
Other involvements:
Gold Winter People, Bee Venom, touring with Interpol
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