David White grew up the youngest of four children in Plano, Texas. He fell in love with the acoustic guitar at age 12 after his parents brought home a nylon-string classical guitar. As a teen, David worked at the local Schwinn shop, earning gas money for his El Camino and to buy guitar effect pedals.
David taught himself both guitar and piano. He was heavily influenced on guitar by James Taylor, Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. He also found musical inspiration in Lyle Lovett, Kenny Loggins and Bonnie Raitt.
While attending college at Texas A&M, he spent weekends playing blues electric guitar in Dallas with "The Freddies" (his older brother played bass). During this time he also started performing as an acoustic soloist. He eventually found his way into songwriting, inspired by great lyricists such as Wayne Kirkpatrick, David Wilcox and Marcus Hummon. David has also been influenced by virtuosos such as mandolinist Chris Thile and violinist Mark O'Connor.
David attended medical school at The University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio, followed by a pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. He continues to work as a pediatrician to this day.
David has signed music publishing deals with both DreamWorks and Universal Music Publishing Group. He has performed at numerous sold-out shows at the legendary Bluebird Cafe. In 2006, his song "Where Joy and Sorrow Meet" was released by CCM supergroup Avalon, and the song has since become a popular choral hymn around the world. In 2014, he released his full-length album "Long Roots" to widespread critical acclaim. The album showcases a jaw-dropping lineup of musicians including Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Chris Thile (mandolin), Bryan Sutton (guitar & banjo), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Paul Franklin (pedal steel), Dan Tyminski and JoAnna Janet (background vocals). The album was mixed by 10-time Grammy Award winner Gary Paczosa. David has performed on many stages, including the Ryman Auditorium, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival the the Kerrville Folk festival.
David relocated from Nashville to Colorado Springs in the summer of 2023, where he now resides with his wife and four children.