David Laabs
Musician & Songwriter

• Born and raised in Detroit, MI.
• A maestro guitarist and songwriter, a "musician's musician" who has broad audience appeal.
• Multi-faceted repertoire features Classical, Spanish Classical, Blues, Country and Contemporary music as well as his original compositions.
Over 30 years as a professional performing and recording musician and teacher.
Played to audiences across the United States and abroad.
Produced and released two new classical CD's. Previously three classical and two contemporary CD's.
Guest appearances on television and radio shows both in the U.S. and abroad.

David has performed to rave reviews from such renowned musicians as:
Narada Michael Walden (Grammy award-winning producer, drummer for Weather Report), Paul Shaffer (Musical Director CBS Orchestra 'The David Letterman Show' - studio musician), Ritchie Blackmore (Guitarist - Deep Purple, Rainbow), and Nashville guitar legend Tommy Jones, among others.

His virtuosity in musical style has been influenced by such legendary guitarists: Christopher Parkening, John Williams, Steve Howe and Chet Atkins among others.

Some highlights of David's U.S. appearances include:
Tavern on the Green
, NY, NY, The Four Seasons, Boston, MA, Asolare and Ocean Grille Restaurants, St John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Performed a Classical Guitar program, (inc. Bach, Sor and Piazzola's History of the Tango) to a sold-out audience, which raised over $5,000 for the St John School of the Arts, St John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mahogany Run, St. Thomas, Virgin Grand Resorts, St. Thomas and St. John, U.S.V.I., The Casino Restaurant, Newport, RI, and the Disney Complex and Rosie O'Grady's Orlando, FL.

Detroit area performances include: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Franklin Hills Country Club, Bayview Yacht Club, The Summit Restaurant, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI, Rochester's Arts & Apples Festival, Birmingham's First Night New Years Celebrations, and the groundbreaking ceremonies of Compuware's new main Detroit office among other black-tie and corporate affairs.

Reviewing his performances, critics and peers have said:

Michael Walden, Grammy award-winning producer: "I was impressed by David's virtuosity."

Paul Schaeffer, The David Letterman Show: "Dave's medley of John Lennon songs was extraordinary and I was blown away by his arrangement of "Windy and Warm".

Daily News: "He offers the best of the melody without confusing the listeners' ears."

References & reviews available upon request

For more info:
E-Mail: davidlaabs@gmail.com

Write to: P.O. Box 1591, Warren, MI, 48090

 

 
 
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