assembly with its driving, relentless guitar line, David began playing guitar at age 12 in the world filled with
guitar groups (the Beatles to the Monkees). He joined his first garage band at three months later and
joined the American Federation of Musicians three years later.
David attended a very musical public school which encouraged significant performing opportunities. (His
high school vice-principal booked his very first road gig.) A few years later, David caught the attention of
other touring musicians which led to his first extended professional gig at the Tulsa Hilton Hotel Copa Club
with the Los Angeles based singer: Karen Blackwood. As a 19 year old kid from small town, Kansas,
David was surrounded my extraordinary musicians from New York, Boston and Las Vegas (all with major
musical artists’ performance credits). Immediately from there, he went on tour with international recognized
musicians performing in major concert arenas nationwide: (GMA Dove Award recipients) Phillips, Craig
and Dean; First Call; NewSong; Larnel Harris; (CMA Country Music Hall of Fame member) Roy Clark; and
(jazz legends) Pat Methany and Clark Terry.
David gained extensive music industry experience working almost 15 years in the Nashville fringe music
community (overworked and underpaid) as a songwriter, guitar picker and music teacher prior to earning
his graduate degree and relocating to Kansas City.
David has stayed open to musical growth and has enjoyed wide performance opportunities in many areas
of pop, jazz, country and classical music (including a May 1, 2011 performance of Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto
in D with the Evangel Temple Christian Center orchestra in Springfield, MO) and leading up to this summer’
s causal concert series with the Kansas City Guitar Society. Another musical highlight involves playing
classical rock/blues tunes with his bass playing son, Michael, and the Kansas City based: 2nd Place Band.
As a composer/songwriter, David has premiered works with film/radio production, sanctuary choirs, children
‘s groups, instrumental ensembles, and soloists. Since 1994, David has taught leading guitarists
worldwide through MidAmerica Nazarene University and introducing others to the world of music with
Kansas City Kansas Community College.
David’s released CDs include: (available through CDBaby, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Borders)
1. Tracks Home
2. Acoustic Christmas Cards
3. Special Blend
4. At Long Last Light
5. Acoustic Christmas Cards 2
6. Evening in the Lakewood
7. The Road
8. Quiet Waters
9. Unsung Heroes
10. Praise, Praise, Praise (to be released this summer)
David plays Taylor, Gibson, Yairi, Lone Star and Samick guitars (Fender amps exclusively) and uses D’
Addario, Augustine and LaBella strings