David Gerald

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David Gerald
Born1968
OccupationBlues rock musician

David Gerald is an American blues rock musician.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1968,[1] David Gerald is a native of Detroit, Michigan, where his parents moved from their home in Mississippi[2] during the mid-1950s.[3] He began playing the guitar at the age of fifteen, first learning Rock music before taking on the Blues,[4] on repaired guitars he received from a neighbor.[5]

Musical career[edit]

While mainly a guitarist, Gerald also plays the drums, bass, and keyboards.[6] He travels and tours as the front man of his eponymous David Gerald Band.[7] He released his first album Hell and Back in 2009,[8][9] which reached the number one position on the Roots Music Report's Blues Chart, staying in the top twenty for several weeks.[4] He also reached the #1 on the ReverbNation Michigan blues charts,[10] and the album received national radio play.[11] The album contains ten tracks, including five originals and five live covers.[1]

In April 2018,[12] he then released his second album, N2U.[13] Gerald performs guitar, bass and drums on all the studio recordings, the album also featured Ronald Thieleman on bass and Geoff Kinde on drums[14] on the live cover recordings of "Hug You Squeeze You" and "Willie the Wimp".[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b GRAFF, GARY. "The Upbeat: David Gerald". The Oakland Press.
  2. ^ "Living Blues LB#256 Page 59". Living Blues.
  3. ^ "David Gerald, the Man Who Lives the Blues". www.searchamelia.com.
  4. ^ a b DPA, Special to The. "David Gerald Blues Band returns to Black Box Concert Series this Friday". Daily Post Athenian.
  5. ^ "Far from Mississippi, Gerald still finds home in blues". Journa Courier. 16 June 2016.
  6. ^ Democrat, Future Brown Herald. "Blues guitarist to rock Heritage Park stage". Herald Democrat.
  7. ^ "The David Gerald Band - Milwaukee Magazine". The Milwaukee Magazine.
  8. ^ "David Gerald - "Hell and Back"". Sound Guardian. 25 January 2010.
  9. ^ "DC Bebop - David Gerald". www.dcbebop.com.
  10. ^ ""Blues Soul Rocker"- David Gerald Band - The Heyde Center for the Arts". volumeone.org.
  11. ^ Editor, Mary Sincell McEwen A&E. "David Gerald is up next in Little Yough Fest". WV News.
  12. ^ Writer, Tami Mosser Staff. "A unique partnership keeps Wooster Arts Jazz Fest going". The Dispatch.
  13. ^ "David Gerald Band playing the blues at Arts Center in Athens, Tenn". Chattanooga Now.
  14. ^ "Recensie: David Gerald - N2u". www.bluesmagazine.nl. Blues Magazine.
  15. ^ http://www.rootsville.eu/2018%20album%20reports/reports/david%20gerald.html
  16. ^ "Summer Concert Series in Ripon-David Gerald – Hometown Broadcasting". hometownbroadcasting.com.