A collision of Blues and Country with a sideswipe of Swing.
PERFORMER and SONGWRITER
Whether it’s his own Blues and Country driven songs, his sometimes quirky but always tasty renderings of classic tunes, or a smooth slide guitar riff drifting into a session on the workshop stage, Vancouver Island based David K always gains rows of new fans. His solid work on Guitar, Bottleneck, Dobro & Steel Guitars and Mandolins, along with his great singing, perfectly supports his strong original songs and helps him breathe new life into old blues and country tunes.
And then there's the new band, BLACK MOON, a five-piece foot stompin’ hillbilly explosion of Lap Steel, three-part harmonies and a whole lotta fun! Originals and barn dance covers with a classic honky tonk sound,featuring Lead Singer Heather Haseltine, with Eric Morton on Guitar and Vocals, Bassist Adrian McGrath, Jay Hull on Drums, and David K rounding it all off on Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar and Vocals. It's a fun, energetic combo, full of original songs, and shining gems from the 1950s on up. Hot Tunes - Hot Vocals - Sizzling Hot Energy - Honkabilly Lives ! ! More than 25 years of international touring as a solo performer, band leader/member, and side musician has brought David K across Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Ireland, playing at music festivals, concert venues, for radio and television, and conducting instrumental, vocal, and songwriting workshops. His performances and instructional workshops have been highly praised on both sides of the Atlantic.
“David K is one of those rare individuals that really muddies the folk/country-blues music boundary . . . He is certain to have a wide audience from both sides of the fence.” (Canadian Folk Music Journal)
“He clearly has absorbed the lessons of the blues, and he writes good songs in style of those good old boys.”(Penguin Eggs Roots Music Magazine)
RECORDING ARTIST and SESSION PLAYER
David K has been a key musician and producer on CDs by many Canadian, American and British recording artists, playing Guitars, Slide Guitars, Bass, Mandolins, and adding pristine harmony vocals. He has performed and toured with many of those artists, in Canada and abroad, most notably with the JUNO Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominated EileenMcGann, with Britain’s Mrs. Ackroyd Band, and as one third of Canada’s outstanding vocal group Trilogy.
At home on Vancouver Island, David continues to work as a producer and session musician on CDs by many independent artists, as well as composing and performing music for Film and Spoken Word productions. He has one self-produced solo CD, "TAKE A MILE", with nine original songs and three of his good old favourites. “TAKE A MILE" also features David K playing all of the instruments.
“David K is a gem in our Vancouver Island residents collection….. displaying some really fine steel guitar work.” (Pondside Music, Victoria, B.C.)
". . . with David K, the perfect partner on Guitar, Bass, National Steel . . . ."(Boston Globe)