at about the same time. Took lessons for a while from the proverbial church organist, then at twelve, started learning to play by ear from an old friend named Lee DePree, who later sold him his first Farfisa Combo Compact organ. His first rock-and-roll band, “The Castaways”, included life-time friend John Vrieling, later of Cabbage Crik on drums; and future speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Paul Hillegonds on bass guitar. Soon John’s brother Bob joined the group on lead guitar, and silver throated Lynn DeKoster fronted the band, which then became “Shades of Lynn”.
Since those early years, David has delved into many forms of pop music, besides rock, including blues, folk, country, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, funk, swing . . . . you get the idea.
He has played, toured and recorded with: The Castaways, Shades of Lynn, The Sheffields, Truck, Eagan Ratt, Planet 7, Sylph, Wish, Cabbage Crik, Iowa Rose, The Hot Mud Family, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, Madcat’s Pressure Cooker, The Lost World String Band, Jive at Five, The Blue Coast Quintet, The Last Call Band, The Schrock Brothers, Funktion
And now . . . . . Blue Molly.