David Andrews has been a member of the national music scene for more than 20 years.
A respected and reputable songwriter, David delivers sentimental lyricism with a gritty, yet refined musical style that Performing Songwriter describes as "…achingly beautiful".
David’s success began in 1990 when he co-founded and fronted the ever popular jam band CALOBO, based in Portland, Oregon. This group would become one of the nation’s most successful independent jam bands, a reputation earned through relentless touring and by building a massive fan base. As the landscape of the music industry changed with the arrival of the 21st century, CALOBO hung its hats at the pivot of the millennium and splintered into new directions of success. In 2001 David released his second solo recording, "Get Me Out of This Place," which garnered national radio attention and sent his band on several national tours to include stops in New York, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles and Nashville. This, on the heals of his debut release, "The Little Things," which charted on three Northwest Top 20 lists. During one of his U.S. tours, David stopped the band in Chicago for an extra day to record an EP release titled, "Waiting for Henry". All of this would eventually send David to relocate to Nashville, Tennessee to record his fourth effort, "Everything to Lose".
Helmed by producer Marvin Etzioni (Counting Crows), David convened an A-list group of studio musicians and co-writers to record his most mature and heart-felt release in his career. With members from such acts as Wilco, Bob Dylan, Dixie Chicks, Rod Stewart, John Mayer and Jackson Browne, this recording would again send the band back on the road for U.S. and European tour dates.
By 2004, radio play and sales of David’s records reached from the U.S. to Japan, Belgium, Italy, Holland, UK and Denmark. While touring in support of “Everything to Lose” David found an affinity for Boise, Idaho and eventually relocated there in 2005. In 2008, David released his first full-length recording in nearly four years, “Live at the VAC”. While this CD is comprised of all live performance songs, all of them are previously unrecorded and they were specifically written for this release. For this project David enhanced his band soundscape by adding a horn section, a string section and a collage of back-up singers. Not surprisingly, this release again found David’s music in the spotlight of radio. The year 2009 started off with a bang as David has focused his live performance efforts toward charitable fund-raising events, one of which includes a VIP soiree for Special Olympics Winter Games donors, hosted this year in David’s home town of Boise. Attendees scheduled to attend included California Governor Schwarzenegger, The King of Morocco and the Dalai Llama…to name just a few. David was also a headlining act for the NBC-televised Closing Ceremonies(see video). Having previously shared the stage with such acts as Sarah McLaughlin, Indigo Girls, Train, Jethro Tull and Jimmy Cliff, David’s success is poised to continue for many more years to come.