Biography

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 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.  

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 also found himself profoundly influenced by virtuosos 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 to work as a pediatrician to this day.    

During his 17 years in Nashville he performed frequently at sold-out shows at the legendary Bluebird Cafe.  He also landed two publishing deals, the first with DreamWorks/Nashville and then with Universal Music Publishing Group.  He released his full-length CD "Long Roots" in 2014 on his own Footpath Records label to critical acclaim.     

David moved to Bozeman, Montana in 2017 with his wife and four young children, and now finds inspiration for his music in the extraordinary beauty of Big Sky country.  

Bluebird Cafe - Nashville, TN

Bluebird Cafe - Nashville, TN

Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO

Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO

Mixing with Gary Paczosa - Nashville, TN

Mixing with Gary Paczosa - Nashville, TN

Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX

Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX

Puckett's Grocery - Leipers Fork, TN

Puckett's Grocery - Leipers Fork, TN

Dan Tyminski at Skaggs Place - Hendersonville, TN

Dan Tyminski at Skaggs Place - Hendersonville, TN

12th & Porter - Nashville, TN

12th & Porter - Nashville, TN

12th & Porter - Nashville, TN

12th & Porter - Nashville, TN