Simulcast live on WPAQ-FM at the 41st Annual Mt. Airy, NC Fiddler's Convention. David honored the memory of Doc Watson by picking and singing "Deep River Blues" with Steve and Penny Kilby
David Russell has weathered the changing tides of Americana and acoustic string music. From his schooling in classical guitar at age 6 and his first professional performance at 13, the award winning performer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist followed his musical compass, influencing and shaping a new/old music sorely needed in an increasingly rootless world, all the while keeping his roots firmly planted in tradition. His performances of timeless traditionals & classics are mixed with his own writing and those of respected contemporary writers and friends, taking an audience on a musical variety tour of styles, with an energy and sensitivity that captivates . He says by connecting his artistry to live audiences:
“ I want to leave people entertained, inspired and uplifted, with memories that stay in daily life-- for me, it's a matter of deep belief in and dedication to the workmanship of my craft "
Various functions and venues throughout the week at this annual convention. Will appear at private venues listed on this page, as they are confirmed.
McMannen UMC Fall Festival. Appearing backed by Roland Terry and Johnny Taylor of the Doc Branch Band.
BBQ Plate/Brunswick Stew Supper on the grounds. Donation by ticket purchase onsite.
Performing my songs and traditional string music backed by Roland Terry (of the Doc Branch Band). Bring a picnic with you , buy a bottle or two of NC grown and hand made fine wine, and enjoy the show!
Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler's Convention
PIcking with old friends from TN and N. AL at this reknowned festival of American String Music. Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-press Oct. 6
Riders in the Sky Oct. 7th
David will be competing in the Fingerpicking and Flatpicking guitar competition, and joining family and musical friends on & off stage throughout the festival. This is a festival not to be missed.