Sucks to See
Blues, Soul, from East Austin
Sucks to See 4:100:00/4:10
The first single released is Sucks To See, and is a lowdown Blues and Soul song straight from East Austin.
Blues, Soul, from East Austin
Live at the Austin Music Hall with the great Dr. Zog
David K is a guitarist, singer, songwriter from Austin TX where proficiency on your instrument is determined not by how many notes you play but where those notes come from.
David K’s mentor Jesse Taylor introduced him to ex Paul Ray and the Cobras bass player Alex Napier thinking it would be a good pairing. After playing a Howlin Wolf tribute at the Continental Club Alex seemed pleased enough so they formed David K and the Blackouts.
The Blackouts became regulars at Antones, The Continental Club and other clubs around the region. David was blessed enough to open for or play with many Texas legends some of which are no longer with us: Doyle Bramhall Sr, Denny Freeman, Paul Ray, Pinetop Perkins and, Jesse Taylor to name a few, and then his friend Alex Napier.
After the passing of Alex, David’s career has been mostly as a side man. Playing blues, soul, funk and Zydeco on many recording projects and playing festivals all over Texas and Louisiana, Maine to California and from Europe to New Zealand.
After many fits and starts David K is finally releasing his first solo EP. It’s a stripped-down old school plug it in and go approach to contemporary blues, soul, and rock.
Recorded in east Austin, at what was once an old church but is now Churchhouse Studios, through a Spectra Sonics board, once owned by Wayne Newton, straight to tape. Produced by Dave Boyle, John Chippman (The Resentments) on drums, Spanky Alexander (Samantha Fish) on bass Dave Boyle on keys and Sally Allen singing backup vocals. The sound is mean, greasy, low down and distinctly powerful. It’s as clean and dignified as a 60’s Vibrolux, and as raw as a dimed Tweed Deluxe. A combination that reflects David’s background and a sound that is pure Texas.
David did get to realize a dream that he had had since childhood and play with Albert Collins. David was opening for A.C. and noticed Debbie Davis was not with him that night. Summing his courage, after all Albert could cut David’s head off with one note, he asked Mr. Collins if he could sit in for just one song. David ended up playing the whole night with him. David describes the night “I wanted to show Albert that I had studied him, his dynamics and his phrasing so I played a lot of his licks.” After the show I started to rethink not sure if Albert had perceived it as respect or as downright stealing. So, I apologized and tried to explain. Albert listened intently, paused, and said “That’s alright boy, you take them licks put ‘em in your pocket and take ‘em home with you.” To this day, David digs down deep in his pockets to pull out those licks.
“Title of the day” - Drafting RC
“"The sound quality shows commitment, you made the right performance to this song, the vocals armonys, the guitarr solo, its all in one ! This piece dance between blues with rock and rock touchs, that hard rock atmosphere, men you rock it !"” - Sello Piola
““Separate rock tune with its tensions where needed. Fantastic vocals matching each other with wild sensuality. Dynamic rhythm that charges emotions, like an unexpected news at your breakfast awakening. His charming irony can drag you, without even resisting.” ” - Nagamag.com
“"Good grades for expressing strong thoughts, which may or may not shape the concepts of a lifetime, from lighting a cigarette while driving dangerously down a deserted road. Do not be foolish, notice the dancing of the words in your mind, the message will be delivered within your consciousness, accepting or not, the rules of the game. Enjoy the wonderful guitar solo, the vibrant voices that echo in the chorus and the vitality that will be injected into your senses."” - A.F.Chagas