David Brewer. Big? Yeah! Intimidating? Maybe. Dull? Never! And definitely talented. All those years of playing Blues rooms have accomplished a very good thing. They've created a seasoned player with a sly knack for catchy songwriting, monster guitar chops and near genre-perfect banged-up vocals. Brewer's been living the life of a bluesman for 28 years. Although he was born and still lives in Seattle, His mom is from Florida and his dad is from Tennessee. He attended High school in Hawaii with Gabby Pahinui's kids. He's part Seminole and very proud of his American Indian heritage. After a tour in Vietnam, in 1969, he made his way back to Seattle via Texas. Once back, he toured for 2 1/2 years with Albert Collins. During some of that period, Coco Montoya was Albert's drummer, and David has remained friends with Coco His most recent albums are Bad habits (1990) and All Tore Down (1995). He's won The Washington Blue's Society's awards for "Best Guitar Player" and "Best Songwriter". He's weathered the good times and bad and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the blues.
In 1997, Chicago blues harp legend, Carey Bell covered David's song Bad Habits on his Alligator release Good Luck Man. In 1995, Canadian blues rocker, Collin James also covered Bad Habits as the title cut on his JUNO award-winning Warner Bros./Canada album. In the early 90's, English blues man, Long John Baldry covered Brewer's You Wanna Dance on his Still Ain't Easy album released on the Stoney Plain label.
Pictures - Washington Blues Society Picnic Gas Works Park Seattle Aug. 12, 2001
"The blues are life with the dull parts left out" E..D. Brewer
You can buy David Brewer CDs online at www.nwblues.com
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