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Meet David

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David Diamond was born in Santa Monica, CA and started playing guitar when he was ten.  David plays two guitars, one is a vintage 1969 D-18 Martin that he’s owned now for forty-five years. His other guitar is a 2015 Taylor CE-614.

In the mid-1970’s after taking music business classes at UCLA, David started an artist management company, managing bands and musicians based in Monterey, CA.  From 1977 to 1990, David worked as an international concert light & sound mixer for The Temptations, a world tour manager for Samantha Sang’s “Emotion” tour, and was a recording studio production coordinator and personal assistant to jazz guitar legend, Lee Ritenour and tour manager for his all-star LA session band, Friendship.

David moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 2009 where he became interested in Celtic traditional music and became a regular member of a Irish session group who got together and played every Sunday at The Weatherford Hotel.

David moved to Payson, AZ in 2012 and is now part of an Irish traditional music group “The Payson Session” where he met Bette.  Shortly after that meeting David and Bette formed the duo “WindStrum” and they play Native American Style Flutes backed with Guitar.

 

David can be reached at david@windstrum.com.