Biography

 

David White grew up the youngest of four children in Plano, Texas. He spent his childhood playing soccer and tennis. 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 bicycle 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 Steely Dan, The Dregs, Kenny Loggins and Bonnie Raitt.  

David attended Texas A&M where he studied psychology. He spent many weekends playing blues electric guitar in Dallas with a group known as "The Freddies".  During this time he also started performing solo, singing covers at restaurants and bars. He eventually found his way into songwriting, inspired by great lyricists such as Wayne Kirkpatrick, David Wilcox and Marcus Hummon. David has also been profoundly influenced by instrumentalists such as mandolinist Chris Thile and violinist Mark O'Connor.

David attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, followed by a pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt in Nashville.  He continues working as a general pediatrician to this day.     

During his 17 years in Nashville he performed regularly as a singer-songwriter at the famous Bluebird Cafe.  He also landed publishing deals with DreamWorks/Nashville and Universal Music Publishing Group. He released his debut CD "Long Roots" in 2014 on his own Footpath Records label to critical acclaim.     

David moved to Bozeman, Montana in 2015 with his wife and four young children, and now finds inspiration for his music in the extraordinary beauty of Big Sky country.  

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