David Vidal
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David Vidal

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David Vidal. American roots man. Got roots that stretch across the continent and over waters. Vidal was born in the Wild West town of Gallup, New Mexico, and although he was not raised by coyotes, he was raised amongst them in the outback of New Mexico and Colorado. He was one of several in a family of musicians who were quickly acknowledged for their talents wherever they landed.

Once old enough to ramble, ramble he did. The winds toured him amongst folks and music north through Alaska and Canada, and south through Mexico. Vidal crisscrossed the states and frolicked in Hawaii, picking up musical stories and listening to the whispers of the land. After much hitchhiking, walking, and jumping freight trains, he slowed his journeying to live on a houseboat in San Francisco, plying his trade at coffee houses; telling the stories note for note of who and what he'd seen.

He moved to Los Angeles and went to work as a writer, musician and production assistant at Criterion Studios in Hollywood. He worked with Gene Clark of the Byrds, Lee Hazlewood ("These Boots Are Made For Walkin"), Bobby Troupe ("Route 66"), John Marascalco ("Good Golly Miss Molly"), Rodney Crowell, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and many others.

Vidal journeyed back to the Rocky Mountains to reconnect with his roots, only to find that he had picked up bits and pieces from all over to create an old new sound; roots that spanned wide swaths of geography, cultures, and depth. Time and place had no relevance. He had become a Roots Man, telling and retelling the stories in his music.

He played a concert tour of Europe, and returned to Los Angeles to release his first solo album "Modern World" in 1988. He released "The Wanting" by the band Village of Odd Waters, and a second solo album in 1999 titles "Everybody Loves Me But You". In 2006, along came his highly acclaimed acoustic album "Nasty Habit". Vidal’s 2009 release "Americana Blues" continues his emotionally charged high end musicality. This music is as raw and real and heartfelt as it gets. The Roots Man continues to tell the story...our story.