David Starr owns a thriving guitar store in the heart of Cedaredge, Colorado, yet he believes his most compelling instrument is his voice – a strong, beautiful baritone that is the cornerstone of his latest record, South and West
. South and West follows acclaimed EP, The Head and Heart
, which was produced and arranged by John Oates
and recorded in Nashville.
David Starr grew up in Northwest Arkansas and started playing drums at 10, then picked up guitar at 13. He has opened shows for The Steel Wheels
, Clint Black
, Restless Heart
, The Marshall Tucker Band
and The Guess Who
. He launched Starr’s Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocated to Cedaredge in 2001. Today, the store is such an institution that Cedaredge proclaimed the musician’s birthday as David Starr Day in 2016. The year before, Starr released the album Love and Sabotage
with special guests like John Oates
, Richie Furay
, Dana Cooper
and Steve Cropper
. Starr divides his time between operating his guitar store and touring internationally to attentive, appreciative audiences.