The Antioch Press, 2008
The blues by way of Berkeley, you better believe it. Having started his musical guitar-based journey at the age of twelve, David Landon is an accomplished producer, ensemble player, jazz fan and can rock with the best of them. But the blues is where his heart is and where he's most at home. Lauded by every American blues magazine, and several international publications, David has all the confidence and swagger of the masters of the genre yet maintains the ingratiating enthusiasm of a youngster.
Owning his own professional recording studio and having three highly successful CDs out is no mean feat, still David has produced hundreds of CDs from some of the better known names on the West Coast scene, regularly adding his remarkable guitar and vocals to the mix. David actually honed his blues craft in Boston and later, busking with his four-piece band in the Latin Quarter on the streets of Paris for several. Later, and over the next five years, he "graduated" to Parisian clubs and continental hotspots. He consequently gained a huge following of adoring European audiences.
Landon returned to the States in 1994, ready to make music his life's career. He's been a much sought after "hired-gun" on guitar and has played with any number of stellar Bay Area and nationally-known bands, and with performers of particular note. Deeply touched by the music of the late blues/soul great Johnny "Guitar" Watson, also listen for Landon's other major influences, from Freddie King to Jimi Hendrix, with touches of other masters from the past but all in his own style, all of which you'll hear and make you fast realize that David is a force of blues nature.