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"Chasin' The Blues Review"

Looking for guitar playing good enough to stop traffic? Then meet guitarist David Landon, who proved his point by playing in the streets of Paris for a few years before returning stateside. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area now, Landon creates plenty of excitement with his metal-edged rock guitar sound in his second outing, Chasin' the Blues.
He refreshed several of the very standard standards he takes on- especially a funked up version of Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes" – by speeding ‘em up, streamlining ‘em and cutting loose with his Robben Ford-like liquid heat on the guitar.
Landon's also a solid, energetic singer, showing some spunk on "Rock Me Baby" and "I'm Ready." Other influences? Well, let's see: "Red House" and "Voodoo Chile" are here, alongside many meat and potato blues cuts and some originals. The rhythm section is firm and steady as a politician's handshake, maybe a little too much so on coulda-been-a-swinger "The Music's Hot" and Johnny Guitar Watson's "Don't Touch Me," but all in all this is a very impressive straight-on blues performance. - Blues Access Magazine 2000


"Doin' It On Your Own review 1996"

California guitarist, pianist and vocalist David Landon has released a 50-minute disc, "Doing It On Your Own" which is impressive in its musical scope and confidence. Landon is obviously as comfortable in an arranger's role as he is as a bandleader and puts his studio musicians through their paces. There's a little funk here, a jump blues there, even a George Michael type ballad that would be perfect for the last dance at your most memorable prom. Landon's engaging but not exactly down home, soulful vocals might be a little too pop for blues policeman, but how can anyone not be won over by a musician who dedicates his first recording to his mom and dad? The kid's got talent when he rocks that pop sound, but I think he's better off with the blues. - Blues Access Magazine


Discography

1995: "Doin' It On Your Own"
1998: "Chasin' The Blues"
2007: "Live at Lous"
2009 : "This Time"

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The David Landon Band is made up of music industry veterans who share years of experience and a love of making great music. Individually each member is considered a ”monster” by fans, critics and fellow musicians alike. Together they bring a truly unique experience to the stage that absolutely exemplifies the saying that “ the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”
“ Looking for guitar playing good enough to stop traffic? – Then meet David Landon who creates plenty of excitement with his liquid heat on the guitar.” - Blues Access Magazine. With a soul-filled feel and scorching tone, David has wowed audiences at each performance.
As the band’s leader and songwriter, David brings to the table years of experience both on stage and in the studio. Mr. Landon lived and performed in Europe for 5 years in the early 90’s and since his return to the US has released 4 c.d.s and has played on countless recording sessions as well as backing up many notable musicians such as Lenny Williams, Bobby Reed, Frankie Lee, Melvin Seals, Earl Thomas and Deacon Jones, to name just a few.
David has also toured throughout the west coast and has played numerous festivals including The Monterey Bay Blues Festival, The Delta Blues Festival, The Marin County Blues Festival and the Vallejo Jazz Festival. The David Landon Band has also appeared on Bay TV’s Morning Show with John Kessler and on Kofy T.V. 20’s Late Night with James Gabbert.
Virtuoso B3 player and keyboardist Tony Stead has played with some of the biggest names in blues and roots music. A short list includes Sly Stone, Chris Isaac, Ike Turner, The Pointer Sisters, Evelyn Champaign King, Joe Louis Walker, Tommy Castro, and Chris Cain. Tony is unrivaled in his soulful and dynamic playing and is also a dynamic singer.
Bassist Steve Evans has been playing professionally for over 30 years and in that time has been on countless hit records and has toured the world many times with a virtual who’s who of blues artists. His solid and masterful bass playing is legendary in the bay area and beyond. Among the people Steve has worked with are Bo Diddley, Charlie Musselwhite, Etta James, Elvin Bishop, Bob Weir, Roy Rogers, and Eric Gales.
Drummer Randy Hayes is a powerful and exciting player and is also a soulful singer and is the primary backing vocalist in the band. Together he and front man Landon weave soaring harmonies into the fusion of blues and rock that is the band’s repertoire. Randy has also spent years on the road and in the studio with artist such as Coco Montoya, Chris Cain, The Memphis Horns, Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Muldaur, Tommy Castro and John Lee Hooker Jr. to name just a few.