David Clark Carroll grew up playing music in Boston, both clarinet and piano and later on guitar. He first discovered bluegrass music in college and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival where he saw pioneering flat picker Doc Watson and newgrass legends Sam Bush and David Bromberg. Based in Easthampton, MA he has been composing material and preparing to record the follow up to his debut solo album, Odyssey of the Far West. Inspired by the return to his native landscape, new songs like Slushy Sidewalks depict the seasonal flow of life in New England.
Daring Coyotes is based around original material by David and live is an improvisational experience, going deep on original and traditional tunes with a modern flair. Daring Coyotes bring his original tunes to life in an acoustic band setting with no boundaries, at home anywhere from the Grand Ol Opry to Winter Wondergrass and everywhere in between.
David played all around Northern California for over a decade in several bands and genres. A multi-instrumentalist, he has played banjo and guitar as a solo act out of the North Bay, tenor banjo as an original member in the dixieland and western swing band Earles of Newtown, 5 string banjo and mandolin in the short lived but very fun Sonora Aereo Club, guitar and 5 string banjo with Spruce Moose, and mandolin and guitar with the offshoot Spruce Mountain. From 2015-2020 he played mandolin and guitar with the Public String Band in Nevada County, and also with the Sacramento based Blue Mountain Quartet who were privileged to play the Vern Stage at Grass Valley’s own Fathers Day Bluegrass Festival in 2017.
David hosted bluegrass jams around Nevada County as part of his role as regional director for the California Bluegrass Association. Whether you are a beginner or a shredder a jam can inspire musicians and audience members to dig deeper into the traditional bluegrass canon by discovering new songs, backup riffs and old favorites in a new voice.
The California Bluegrass Association is a fantastic organization and David was deeply honored by this touching video tribute Mei Lin Heirendt put together talking about his time as regional director for the CBA in the Sierra foothills
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