Archive for the ‘Live Performances’ Category

CD Release Show: May 17

I’m pleased to announce the official CD release show for my new record, Pennsylvania Station Blues, will take place Sunday, May 17th at 6pm at Strange Brew in South Austin. Co-produced by Jeff Plankenhorn, the all-acoustic record features my trio of Mark Epstein on upright bass and Kyle Thompson on drums and percussion, and we […]

Roy & David Return to Strange Brew

It was a pleasure and an honor to share the bill with one of my inspirations, Roy Book Binder, back in May. Everyone had such a good time that we’re doing it again, this coming Saturday, November 15th, at Strange Brew in South Austin. I play at 7pm, followed by Roy at 9pm. Roy is […]

Pennsylvania Station Blues

The first year I lived in Austin, I moseyed on down to the SXSW film festival to see if I could get in to the Jerry Wexler documentary. Lacking a wristband, I was herded into the have-nots line. With mutual disgruntlement as an icebreaker, I wound up chatting with a couple of other wristband-less, musicianly-looking […]

Roy Book Binder

The town I grew up in had a pretty hip library; I heard Mississippi John Hurt, Ry Cooder, Duke Ellington, Guy Van Duser and Highway 61  Revisted all for the first time on library LPs. On weekday afternoons, after high school let out, I would drift up the few blocks from school to the center […]

Peter Keane

  I first met Peter Keane up at Columbia University in New York City, when we were both on the bill one night at the Postcrypt Coffeehouse. The Postcrypt was in a chapel basement and measured about 15 feet deep and 30 feet wide. It had stone walls, a tiny wooden stage and no P.A.; […]

Don’t Tailgate Me

Last August I ventured north to Dallas to teach for at Gerald Jones’ Acoustic Music Camp. I went to teach Dobro, but they have structured bluegrass jams every afternoon, and knowing that I played guitar as well, Gerald put me and Sam Swank, the fingerstyle guitar instructor, in the same room the first afternoon to […]