David Spann is a rock guitarist based in Austin, Texas. David spent eight years traveling the world as a product specialist for English amplifier icons Marshall and Vox (2000-2008). Although David thouroughly enjoyed his time spent doing workshops and clinics around the world he decided to devote himself to the live performance aspect of his music career and bid goodbye to Marshall and Vox in 2009.
David's playing style is often compared to his good friend Eric Johnson,as well as, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Satriani. A David Spann live show is a must see for fans of great rock guitar. David has shared the stage with many iconic guitarists, including: Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Morse, Johnny Winter, Pat Travers, Robin Trower and many more...
David Spann has a passion for guitar and he loves to share that passion. David is one of the most sought after guitar instructors in Austin, Texas and he has been sharing his talent since 1983. David intends to continue sharing his knowledge and talent for many years to come...
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DAVID AND HIS TRIO
David Spann (Trio)
Described as a guitar virtuoso by Austin’s KLBJ DJ Loris Lowe; David is a respected Austin Guitarist with elements of various styles to his music. Friends with guitar legend Eric Johnson and once part of Steve Walsh’s (Lead Singer/Keyboardist for group Kansas) solo group. He’s traveled domestically and internationally as a full-time professional guitar product specialist for English amplifier icons Marshall and Vox 2000-2009.
Concert promoters and live music venues have paired David’s band with touring acts especially the guitar heavies. Some of the acts The David Spann Trio has shared the stage with:
Eric Johnson (x5)
Stevie Ray Vaughan (x2)
Steve Morse (currently guitarist for Deep Purple)
Jack Bruce (Bassist, lead vocalist, songwriter for Cream)
Pat Travers (x4)
Robin Trower (x4)
Yngwie J. Malmsteen (X3)
UFO (Michael Shencker guitarist)
Billy Cobham (drummer Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Tony Carey (Keyboardist from Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow)
David Spann musical influences: Jimi Hendrix, Freddy King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Wonder, Kyle Brock, Eric Johnson, Steve Walsh (Kansas), Audioslave, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Limp Biscuit and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
In Eric Johnson’s Guitar Player Cover Story Interview May 1986, he mentioned David as one of his favorite unknown guitarists.
Very positive reaction from the Official International Sensation CD Release Tuesday August 11th as the featured guest on KLBJ’s Local Licks with one of Austin’s favorite gals Loris Lowe. www.klbjfm.com/blogs/blogs/local-licks/david-spann-local-licks-0
International Sensation reviewed in October 2015 Houston’s Music News Magazine by Hollywood Steve Rangel.
Eric Johnson Group Bassist Kyle Brock was one of David’s mentors, David took lessons from Kyle in the 70’s, then in the 80’s Kyle was David’s bassist for over 3 years before rejoining Eric Johnson to record Ah Via Musicom. Kyle does a cameo on the new 2015 International Sensation CD an inspired instrumental titled “Fascination”. The band brings an incredible club concert act that includes original rock / blues songs and a tasty mix of very popular entertaining cover songs. The choice of complimenting cover songs makes for a memorable show “Highway Star” the Deep Purple anthem performed entirely with the organ solo played on guitar, a medley of Eric Johnson’s “Cliffs of Dover” and Joe Satriani’s “Satch Boogie” bring down the house and fill the tip jars. Or classic Robert Johnson “Dust My Broom”, Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression”….etc
Greg Hammer- Came highly recommended by a previous band mate the legendary drummer Eddie Cantu.
Dan Cistone is one bad ass musician from Philadelphia. Dan is a 20 year Army Jazz Band veteran and graduate from the military music academy in Norfolk, VA. He’s an expert trumpeter, drummer, bassist and sound engineer.
David Spann vocals and guitar.
Brand NEW August 2015’s International Sensation http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidspann3
Distant Light 1997 CD http://cdbaby.com/cd/davidspann2
Shadow the Land 2009 CD http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidspann
Some tunes and guitar clinic clips from Bucharest Romania and at Guitar World Magazine HQ in Manhattan - New York City, NY
o This is a conceptual video done in Europe, directed by 2EA+K Video Productions. House of Glass (1st video from International Sensation CD) https://youtu.be/5HIb1hkULiQ
SOME LIVE CLIPS
o Twister at JAX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2TRwsXono
o Shadow the Land at Antones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2lhGNorK1s
o http://youtu.be/P5Qf2RHUb_0 Cliffs of Dover and Satch Boogie
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CBKzaDQEvU 2007 Vox Clinic Bucharest, Romania
David Spann (Trio)
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pUVQnt2kuM 2007 Guitar World Magazine Vox
Tonelab LE video, shot at GW headquarters downtown Manhattan NYC
New Music News:
David’s 3rd CD “International Sensation” released August 11th, 2015 ¾ of this CD was recorded live at the Saxon Pub Saturday May 4, 2013. Richard Vannoy tracking engineer.
This CD has musical cameos by;
o Kyle Brock bass (Eric Johnson Group), o Bosko Beuk keyboards (European Recording Artist, #5 hit song in Germany) 1st edit and mix engineer Brad Engleking at Metric Audio and mastering engineer Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio (these 2 engineers have done the mixing and mastering on most of Robert Rodriguez’s movies.)