David Starr Bio
With Arkansas roots and Colorado wings, David Starr has been making music since the age of 10. He is an Americana singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with hundreds of live shows and seven releases under his belt both as a solo artist, duo artist and member of the David Starr Band.
He is set to release a new six-song EP entitled The Head And Heart produced and arranged by John Oates in April of 2017. The project was recorded at Addiction Sound in Nashville in February and features five David Starr originals and one re-imagined 1960's classic.
His 2016 CD, Love And Sabotage, is a 15-song collection that features original compositions, co-writer collaborations and two covers. The new release also showcases Starr’s many influences ranging from Southern California country rock to Delta blues to folk. The songs were recorded in several studios with the help of session veterans from Nashville, Denver and Aspen.
Starr has shared the stage with such artists as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff), John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and numerous others. He has opened for Survivor, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Restless Heart, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Guess Who.
To make Love And Sabotage even more special, Starr is joined on the disc by Oates, Furay and the
legendary Steve Cropper (Booker T. and the MG’s, The Blues Brothers). Songwriter and harmonica wizard Dana Cooper also contributes both as player and co-writer. The title spent time on the UK Hotdisc Top 40 chart for several weeks, as did subsequent single releases from the album. The disc also spent time on the Roots Music and Americana Charts in 2016.
Starr was awarded the Hotdisc Top 40 Most Successful International Artist of 2016 by participating UK DJ's and radio programmers. Love and Sabotage was also reviewed very favorably by Glasgow's Paul Kerr in Blabber and Smoke in May of 2016. The release was also listed as one of 2016's Best Country albums by the The Telegraph.
When he isn’t spreading the gospel of music though his retail music store in Cedaredge, Colorado, Starr tours in Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Hawaii, California, Texas, West Virginia, Canada and the United Kingdom playing house concerts, festivals and live shows in a variety of venues.