David Statzer

David Statzer

BandCountryRock

David’s style is all his own with a rich soulful delta vocal style that’s like no other you’ve heard, coupled with a stage presence, passion and interaction with the audience that is truly special.

Biography

The “stats” are best told by STATZ himself. So, just picture yourself sitting in a nice comfortable chair listening to what he, in his warm, friendly and somewhat witty fashion, tells you about himself.

I was born in Saltville, Virginia, not much more than a wide place in the road and home for only about 1,600 people. My father was one of those colorful characters you hear about… a magician, ventriloquist, singer and dancer, even performed on Vaudeville. He was known to have tipped the bottle perhaps a little too often too!

Mom was the rock… good, kind and understanding with a heart of gold. She believed angels walked the earth and I believe SHE was one of them! She always told me there was some special reason I was put hear on earth. You know what I’m gonna say it is, don’t ya’? Yep, MUSIC! I started singing somewhere around the age of six. I remember riding in that old Ford Falcon, playing in the back seat with Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and George Jones playing on the radio, Country music was always on the radio and in my blood.

The plant my dad worked at shut down and at eleven years old the family moved to Georgia. It was in those Georgia churches, that I first took a real interest in playing music. At 14 years old, I started playing bass in church (lots of music there and I loved it). I began to travel with several gospel groups, including the Kings Kids, all over the Southeast playing churches and tent revivals every weekend.

Years passed, I grew up with the influences of everything from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Conway Twitty. After school, I wound up down in Louisiana where I went to work at an oil refinery. It was around the time that Johnny Lee came out with, “Looking For Love” and the Urban Cowboy era. That’s when I really began playing country and shortly after, I got into playing the clubs. There were several bands and then came “Backroads” which is where I learned about the road and how rough it can be. A common gig in those days would began at 9:00 PM
and go till about 4:00 in the morning. A year and a half went by and the group disbanded. Time rolled by and I had an opportunity to join The Stone Mountain Band with Buddy Andrews as the leader. Buddy became my music mentor, and taught me so much in so little time about the entertainment business. Buddy was a very talented musician that played in numerous major road acts such as George Jones and Johnny Duncan. Armed with some newfound wisdom and more experience under my belt I put the Backroads band back together. We started out in a small roadhouse in LaPlace, Louisiana and within six months, we were booked solid, playing every weekend and many week nights, opening for Nashville recording artist such as Steve Wariner, Tammy Wynette, Billy Joe Royal, Moe Bandy and John Wesley Ryles just to name a few.

I eventually moved to California where I continued to play with numerous local artists and one night in late 1990, I met the girl of my dreams, Renee. She’s been by my side ever since. She was the one I was looking for all my life and I owe everything to her. She’s the angel that puts the soul in my songs and the drive in me to succeed!

This sure enough isn’t all there is to know about David Statzer, just a thumbnail sketch so to speak! His voice and music speak for themselves. Throughout his music career he’s shared the stage with some of the best … or did THEY!!!

Discography

First single release is MUGWUMP

Second release in UK "Until I Get It Down" Off ablum of same title. Debuted at 34 and topped at 22, still remains in the top 40

Third release "I Refuse To Get The Blues" Scheduled for release in April 2008

Set List

A mix of Country, Rock and Motown with a Hillbilly singing them. Usaul sets run somewhere between 1 to 2 hours depending on the venue and schedule.

SONG REPITIORE FOR DAVID STATZER (Page 1)

TAKE IT EASY TRAVIS TRITT / EAGLES
MODERN DAY BONNIE AND CLYDE TRAVIS TRITT
PUT SOME DIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY TRAVIS TRITT
HERE’S A QUARTER TRAVIS TRITT
THAT’S HOW I GOT TO MEMPHIS TOM T HALL
I WON’T BACK DOWN TOM PETTY
LET YOUR LOVE FLOW BELLAMY BROTHERS
DOCK OF THE BAY OTIS REDDING
THIRD RATE ROMANCE AMAZING RHYTHM ACES
THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT AMAZING RHYTHM ACES
BRANDY LOOKING GLASS
GREEN RIVER CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
SUZIE Q CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE BILL WITHERS
TOO YOUNG TO FEEL THIS OLD GARTH BROOKS
THE DANCE GARTH BROOKS
ON THE ROAD LEROY PARNELL
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU KEITH URBAN / STEELERS WHEEL
HONKYTONK WOMEN ROLLING STONES
DRIFT AWAY DOBIE