credit: Theresa DiMenno
The Lubbock raised songwriter found a welcome place amongst Austin's community of country and folk artists in the early 80's, playing guitar for The Gonzo Survivors, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock while developing his own sound. In 1983 he performed "Rain Just Falls" on Austin City Limits' "A West Texas Songwriter's Special," a show that featured Butch Hancock, Townes Van Zandt, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. The song was later recognized in American Songwriter magazine in 2010 with the article "50 Country Songs Every Songwriter Should Know" as #18 on the list. David's song "Hard Livin'" has been covered by Joe Ely and recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker, Keith Whitley (as a Top Ten Country Hit), The Nighthawks and many others. "Rain Just Falls" has been recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmie Dale, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, Betty Soo, and The Pine Hill Project (Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell.)
His CD, A Month of Somedays was produced by Will Sexton and mixed by J.D. Foster.