“NASHVILLE STAR” FINALIST, SINGER/SONGWRITER AT PLAYHOUSE
Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 8:01 pm
Up and coming country singer song-writer, Justin David, will perform at the Playhouse on Friday, May 21. The 8:00 pm concert is sponsored by Anderson’s Shuttle Service, LLC.
Justin learned to play the mandolin when he was four years old while listening to his father whistle melodies. He also went to fiddle competitions to earn spending money. “Music was continuous at our house,” he says. Justin grew up around one big jam session. Later, as a teen, he was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts’ Master Artists Apprenticeship, an experience that further strengthened his bonds with traditional fiddle music and an influence still heard in the contemporary country music he writes and performs today.
While performing full time in a music review in Branson, Justin received information about the 2005 auditions for TV’s “Nashville Star” competition. He gave it a shot—and ended up in the top five finalists. Country music musician and entertainer, Roy Clark also heard the young musician performing in Branson, and immediately offered him a “job” that Justin still counts among the luckiest breaks of his career. Today, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, fiddle & more) is building his own solo career, touring with his own band, and viewed by many in the business as Nashville’s fastest-rising “one to watch” on the contemporary country music horizon.
“As far as playing great fiddle, mandolin, being a great singer—he is unequaled.”—Grammy, ACM and CMA award-winning musician & entertainer Roy Clark.
Tickets for Justin David are $10 kids/students & $20 Adults. Currently at the Playhouse the dazzling new comedy DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL, rated PG-13 for a little salty language, sponsored by Stonehaus Winery, thru June 6; and the bittersweet love story with a powerful patriotic thread, TINYARD HILL, also rated PG-13, thru July 11. Tickets for all shows range between $13 and $24. For reservations call 931.484.5000, or visit www.ccplayhouse.com. Don’t delay! Get your tickets today!!