David Bristow is a self taught guitarist, singer and songwriter who began writing and playing Blues in February 2001.
His inspiration is drawn from the early greats of the blues, such as W C Handy and Lonnie Johnson, while his songs continue the blues tradition of storytelling about people, places and incidents of his own life, especially his wife "Louisa B" and his daughter Rosie Mae. His relaxed style (he always plays sitting down) is a reminder that the natural home of the blues is the front porch of a two room shack.
His debut was at Cox’s Yard in Stratford upon Avon in May 2004; this was followed by a number of gigs in the Warwickshire area, and in October 2004 he opened a number of shows for Catfish Keith, receiving critical acclaim in the Stratford Herald, which described the evening as "original unadulterated blues at it's best".
David has since appeared as opening act for several well known blues artists, including Mike Sanchez , Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Kent du Chaine, Watermelon Slim, Zoot Money, Paul
Jones, Lightnin Willie, Big Joe Louis and Nine Below Zero, and appeared on the main stage at the Nantwich Festival 2005, opening for Colin Cooper (Climax Blues Band) and Bernie Marsden. Further festival appearances followed including Banbury Blues 2005, Nantwich Jazz, Tring Blues and Audlem Festival in 2006.
2006 sees David continuing to open for major artists but also playing headline gigs at selected venues, where his eclectic repertoire of self penned songs and original arrangements of classics can be enjoyed to the full.
David's debut cd "Junkyard Blues" was released in July 2005