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David West

David West

David West's versatility as a player is nothing short than legendary and not only limited to his home region of Southern California. He's one of these rare jack-of-all-trades who seem to live a professional life governed by the magic of strings. "If it's got strings I can play it" could be David's motto and he just loves the sound of acoustic instruments. It's no secret that acoustic music is still big in the USA. This man has contributed a lot to the success of acoustic music as one of the main actors of the popular "PICKIN' ON.." bluegrass series. This elaborate series celebrates countless musical legends ranging from Grateful Dead and the Eagles to contemporaries like U 2 or REM. David West is a mainstay on all of these albums which must have turned on literally thousands of youngsters to acoustic music, changing their Strats for Martins in the process. The world of acoustic string pickers is still tightly populated in the contemporary US and David West's brilliant expertise has been a role model for many guys just starting out. He has a wide array of different techniques at his disposal, be it flatpicking or fingerstyle guitar, bass, mandolin or banjo. Everything David West plays has the aura of elegance, craftsmanship and expertise.

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