Berkshires troubadour David Grover has died at the age of 69. 

Among the highlights of a career that spanned decades, the guitarist, songwriter and Pittsfield native performed at the White House, NBC-TV's "Today Show," and the United Nations. Grover played in several rock bands, including the legendary Shenandoah, which was led by Arlo Guthrie. 

In the Berkshires, Grover is perhaps best known for his many children's concerts, filling countless summer concert series and winter weekends with the sounds of his favorite children's songs, including "This Land is Your Land," "The Wheels on the Bus," and "The Fireman is our Friend." 

Here is a look at some of the memories our community shares with David Grover. 


Ben Garver has been photographing the Berkshire hills and people for The Eagle since 1994. In his spare time, Garver enjoys hiking and biking with his Australian cattle dog, Cheyenne.