David Clark Carroll
Musician, performer, teacher
David 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.
David started gigging out on banjo, guitar and mandolin while living in California in the North Bay at open mics, and coffee house shows but it wasn’t until he settled down in Nevada County over a decade ago that the live music bug bit down hard. After playing in several different bands over the years in acoustic leaning styles such as dixieland, country and folk he decided to master traditional bluegrass, and his current projects reflect that dedication.
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 has played 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, joined the short lived but very fun Sonora Aereo Club on banjo and mandolin, played guitar and 5 string banjo with Spruce Moose, and mandolin and guitar with the offshoot Spruce Mountain. 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 before moving home to Massachusetts as part of his role as regional VP 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 encountering new songs, new backup riffs and old favorites in a new voice.
By supporting David you can help keep the music going to inspire new people to pick up an instrument or perk up their ears and move their feet. Whether you can commit to monthly support through Patreon or just want to simply give a digital tip through PayPal or Venmo your support is deeply appreciated.