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Upcoming shows 

I've got a busy week of music in front of me! Tomorrow, Tuesday, Coop and I will be at George's Buffet in Iowa City, 8 p.m. Wednesday, I'll be doing my weekly Orchard Green solo show, 6-9 p.m, and the last of 2014.Thursday the band is playing ACT's Xmas party, also in Iowa City, and finally, Friday night the band is in Des Moines celebrating the release of our new CD, "For Hire," at Wooly's in the East Village, with guest king of the Tramps and Brother Trucker!!! 9 p.m!!

Tickets for the CD release show are available here:

For Hire is now available! 

Hey everyone! "For Hire" is out and available to purchase from these sites:

The record will also be available at upcoming shows and we're working on the option of ordering directly through this site.

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Thank you for all your support!

Kickstarter Campaign For New CD, Ends July 3rd! 

Hey, everybody! As many of you probably know by now, I've started a Kickstarter project to sell advance copies of the new record I made with my band, The Body Electric, which will be called "For Hire!"

If you've not had a chance to view the information on Kickstarter's web site, here's a link:

Please take a minute to check it out and, if you know anyone that might also be interested in pre-ordering a copy of our new recording, pass it along! Thanks!

Spring/Summer 2014 (new record; european tour; side project with will whitmore) 

Hello, everybody! Spring/Summer 2014 are shaping up to be busy and, we hope, eventful, for myself and The Body Electric.

We'll be releasing our new, long-in-the-works, studio recording, "For Hire;" playing many area music festivals (see our tour dates on this web site!), and Coop and I will be returning to Italy for a tour with Andrea Lupi, better known as Lupo, on bass and Alessandro Corsi on guitar. While we were there last March, a live recording was made of Coop, myself and Lupo at a show in Imola, Italy, and there is talk of it being released on a label out of Rome. If that does, indeed, come to pass, I will post the necessary information on this web site!

Finally, my old friend William Elliot Whitmore and I are putting together a band with "For Hire" bassist and co-producer, and long time musical homeboy, Stephen "The Kid" Howard on guitar and Brian Cooper on drums. This as-yet-unnamed project will debut at The Washington in Burlington, Ia, opening for The Body Electric on Friday, May 30th! We'll be doing cover versions of songs that strike our collective fancy, and eventually, original songs that Will and I will write together. Keep an eye on this site for information regarding that project, as well.

Thank you all for the support you've shown us over the past year, and your patience while we make the final touches on our new record!

2013 Italian tour a success! 

 Drummer Brian Cooper and I returned in March from our two week tour in Italy and Switzerland, which I'm happy to report was a resounding success. We're planning a return tour for October of this year. We were joined on all 13 shows, by Italian bass player, and all-around great guy, Andrea "Lupo" Lupi, who's hospitality, musicianship and years of experience made for a smooth tour from start to finish. Some old friends showed up at various gigs and sat in, which was a lot of fun. Special thanks to Marco "Python" Feccio in that regard, who joined us at Club Nidaba in Milano and played a lot of kick-ass guitar. 

I'll be assembling some photographs that Coop took on the tour, and will add them to this web site as soon as possible. I'll also keep the site updated with news on the return tour. 


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Here's a link to David's appearance on Yale Cohn's "Talking With..." program.
Here's a link to a documentary made by Katy Stites at the University of Iowa's new Hawkeye Channel.