David Kimbrough III

David Kimbrough III

 Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
BandBlues

Prince of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues: David Kimbrough Jr began his career singing alongside his father. Now he's taking his father's tribal repetition & salty licks & kneading it in with his generation's take on soul music. http://www.arktimes.com/RockCandy/archives

Biography

DAVID KIMBROUGH III (a.k.a. David Malone & David Kimbrough Jr.)
BIO

David is a genuine bluesman. He carries on his family tradition by creating music steeped in his Black American and Choctaw heritage while pushing the boundaries of tradition and expectation. David’s presentation of original, Delta, North Mississippi Hill Country and Cotton Patch Blues is the continuing source from which music enthusiasts may reference. His performance is the living blues.

Performance Highlights:

David Kimbrough "Jr." has a roster of festival bookings coming up in 2013 including Blues in the Natural State, the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, and the King Biscuit Blues and Heritage Festival.

David introduced a whole new sound in 2012 featuring his newest love, a custom dulcimer, under his true name, David Kimbrough III. Kimbrough soon added his nephew David Gray back on percussion.

2012 saw him as a guest artist at the Dulcimer Festival in Mountain View, a live recording with Cedell Davis, and representing the Buffalo River Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Kimbrough was a featured artist at the Deep Blues Festival in Bay Port, Minnesota in July 2012. And in February 2012, David with his band, the David Kimbrough Jr. Band, was a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, representing the Arkansas River Blues Society.

David headlined Bikes, Blues, and BBQ in Fayetteville, AR in 2011. He performed in 2010 at Memphis in May. And both years, he headlined Austin TX clubs TC's Lounge, Ruta Maya, and Roadhouse Rags. And, David is a mainstay at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic since its inception in 2006.

Furthermore, he has toured extensively with his father, as a headliner, and with multiple projects including David Malone and the Sugar Bears, the Precise Band, David Kimbrough Jr. and the Holly Springs Rhythm Section, the Kimbrough Brothers, and the David Kimbrough Jr. Band.

Over four decades, locations have stretched from juke joints and fair grounds in the south to premiere clubs from L.A., Phoenix, and San Francisco to New York and Toronto.

DAVID KIMBROUGH III (a.k.a. David Malone & David Kimbrough Jr.)
BIO

David is a genuine bluesman. He carries on his family tradition by creating music steeped in his Black American and Choctaw heritage while pushing the boundaries of tradition and expectation. David’s presentation of original, Delta, North Mississippi Hill Country and Cotton Patch Blues is the continuing source from which music enthusiasts may reference. His performance is the living blues.

The prince of North Mississippi Hill Country and Cotton Patch Blues, David was born on both the 3rd and the 4th of January in 1965 to his mother Magnolia Malone and father Junior Kimbrough in Holly Springs, Mississippi, right down the road from Junior's birthplace, Hudsonville. David began singing with his father as a young child at home.

When David was still too young to understand, Junior would encourage him to come play. David would often tell his dad, "I can't play like that." "Pop, I really don't understand what you are doing." But, David did learn, first on drums, then bass and keyboard, and kept banging the guitar until he finally got it down. As his younger siblings grew, David influenced them to play as well.

But, things started to fail between his mom and dad. Right in front of him his home became a nightmare. His mother and father separated when he was twelve years old, and David ran away to a job corps school in Georgia to find his brother. Soon expelled, he returned to Holly Springs to play drums for his dad again.

He was fifteen and already on his own for three years. He left again for Chicago, performing funk and R&B. He drifted between women, family, north and south, music and crime. This led to chaos and confusion, drugs and doing time. David served thirteen years at Parchman Farm, fathered several children, and produced several full-length recordings on with Fat Possum, Capricorn, and Lucky 13 records.

In 2010 author and publicist Dotty Oliver connected David with poet John Sinclair, founder of the White Panthers, manager of the MC5, and infamous for John Lennon's song "Free John Sinclair." John and David performed several shows together that February from the Clinton Library to southern dives. They performed and recorded together again in 2011.

David now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his wife and sons, Stacy, David Kimbrough IV, and Frederick "Jun" Martin. He has several projects including solo, duo (with nephew David Gray), and full band. David is also completing his GED with his son Jun while writing and recording new music at a tremendous pace. Any opportunity to book or see him live should be met with the same devotion.

Discography

I Got the Dog in Me, by David Malone and the Sugar Bears, Fat Possum Records release 1994.

Up From the Ashes, by Juke Joint Boys featuring David Kimbrough Jr., Kinney Kimbrough, and Gary Burnside, Zebra Ranch Studio, produced by Luther Dickenson, Adrian Pinson and David Kimbrough Jr. 1999.

Shell-Shocked, by David Kimbrough Jr., Lucky 13 Records release 2006.

Kimbrough Brothers, self-titled CD featuring David Kimbrough Jr., Kinney Kimbrough and Robert Kimbrough, Chris Lewis Studio release 2008.

Going Down that Lonesome Road, by David Kimbrough Jr., Tom Jones Studio, Pine Bluff, AR, produced by David Kimbrough Jr., co-produced by Josh Aronow and Tom Jones 2008.

Live at Fortunes of Desire in Little Rock, AR by David Kimbrough Jr., directed by Dotty Oliver, field recording by Stacy Nicole Mackey and self-released 2010.

Live in Austin, by the David Kimbrough Jr. Band, Roadhouse Rags (studio) and David Kimbrough Jr. (producer), directed by Old Gray Mule, self-released 2010.

Live at the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, by the David Kimbrough Jr. Band, David Kimbrough Jr. (producer), recorded live by Hill Country Picnic, self-released summer, 2011.

Price of Life, by the David Kimbrough Jr. Band with John Sinclair, self-release, expected release winter, 2011.

A Time to Boogie, by David Kimbrough Jr., Lucky 13 records pending release.

Dog Affair, by David Kimbrough Jr., Peter Lee and Night Creeper Records still yet unreleased.

Oh Baby Please, by David Kimbrough III, self-release, 2013.

Set List

In Brief:

Originals (David Kimbrough Jr.):
Oh Baby Please
Mr. Jim
My Baby Left Me All Alone
Half Past A Monkeys A.z.z.
Ooh Wee
When I Start Singing the Blues
Got to Go Play the Blues
You're Touching Me the Wrong Way
Home Alone
Trying To Make It Over
Taken By Your Love
Shell-Shocked
I Got the Dog in Me
Spit in My Mouth
I Got a Pretty Baby
Come into My World
Oh Baby

Junior Kimbrough:
Money
Sad Days Lonely Nights
Do the Romp
Going Down that Lonesome Road
Hands Off My Girl
Lord Have Mercy On Me
I've Got to Try One More Time
All Night Long
I Feel Alright
Baby Work Me
I Heard
Oh Baby Please
Meet Me in the City
Keep On Braggin'

Covers may include something such as:
Momma, Talk to Your Daughter
I Got a Woman Way Over Town
She Caught the Katy
Everybody Wants to Know Why I Sing the Blues
Rock and Roll Ruby
Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
Boogie Oogie Oogie
Members Only
The Thrill is Gone
Sweet 16
Wang Dang Doodle
Going Up Going Down
Purple Rain