While growing up on the riverfront of the Occoquan Reservoir outside of Manassas Virginia, Jason Dove aka "Dove" recalls spending hours listening to his dads record collection. Appreciating such greats as Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Creedence Clearwater Revival, and realizing his love for music. At the age of 12, Dove got his first electric guitar. While idolizing the talents of Zakk Wylde(Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society), Maynard James Keenan(TOOL), and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dove began to sharpen his musical abilities. Wanting to learn as much as possible, Dove began experimenting with recording, mixing, production and even taking piano lessons. Dove’s love for music grew and thus started his musical journey. In 2010 Dove went to San Francisco and Sacramento, CA to study the arts. The pursuit of musical opportunities brought Dove to Minnesota in 2017. After a year in Minnesota, Jason Jump (Lead Guitar) hired Dove as his repair technician, this relationship quickly developed into them performing side by side. Performing in such festivals as SXSW, Montauk Music Festival and touring the East Coast. In 2020 Dove began the formation of Virginia Sweet with Jason Jump(Lead Guitar) and Ricky Parker(Drums).
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