He opened a small recording studio in Knoxville TN for a couple of years before deciding to enhance his producing and engineering skills by attending the world renowned Blackbird Academy in Nashville TN. 3 weeks later, tragedy struck. While riding his bicycle, David was t-boned by a distracted driver who ran a red light. His back was snapped, his spinal cord severely damaged and his left forearm torn open. It was April 27, 2016, and his life was forever changed.
The following year consisted of intense physical therapy and rehab, where David focused all of his efforts on regaining any possible mobility. His journey is documented in the short film "Back To Blackbird".
David currently lives in Los Angeles. He has performed on stage with Martina McBride, Steven Curtis Chapman and opened for 3 sold out shows for THE VOICE winner, Chris Blue. He has shared his story at the Grammy's annual MusiCares foundation gala and in person with Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves. He's also been featured on American Idol and the Ellen Show.
David is skilled at saxophone, piano, guitar and vocals. He is a prolific songwriter, music producer, performer and communicator of ideas that inspire.