I'm a MT native that has been in IA for school. David's music helps me feel connected to my beautiful home!
Josseph M. Cousart, PhD
September 28, 2011
all the cuts on your "Cabin LP" are great ! We bought the CD at Glacier NP , during a 5 month road trip across the US , and listen to it at least once a day
July 3, 2011
I finally got my cd copy of Life Under the Big Sky from my lake home in North Georgia. I had really been missing David's music. I have been playing the cd over and over. I hope David and his family are doing exceptionally well. I have hopes of one day returning to the Flathead Valley. Currently doing guided tours of Yellowstone NP. Always find a way to brag on Glacier! I am a current subscriber to Atlanta magazine and saw the anniversary issue with the article about David's Dad. You both have contributed so magnificently to the world of words and helping us all appreciate the community around us.
December 20, 2010
Dear David, Just today I found your You Tube Video Christmas Song. It truly is great. I just used it as a from of a Christmas Card to all my family, customers, business partners and work associates from all over the US. I use to live up in Whitefish. Also Bigfork, Seeley Lake, Sandpoint, Idaho and Spokane. I very much wish I had learned of your unique gift talent. Truly I loved the Christmas song Youtube video and I just passed it on to about 100 friends, work associates, family and more. I was born in a small town in upstate NY. Educated in the South at the University of Miami and have had opportunity to travel all of these United States and live in 12 of them. Whitefish, Montana on the Western Slopes of Glacier National Park in the Flathead Valley "The Last Best Place" truly has been my favorite place I have lived. I have played the Guitar most of my life but your talent inspired me again to night to simply play the Guitar and remember Montana. (if it is at all possible to get the Words and cords to the Christmas song I would greatly appreciate it. You will soon see and order or 3 from me personally for some of your CD's. I am most sure I will love the rest of your music. Please write and advice me which is the most current. I have much music from Jack Gladstone, Chuck Pile and more from your area. When I lived outside Missoula years back I helped to put on a Concert up at the Mule Palace featuring Rodney Crowell & T Graham Brown years ago. There are a few great places for you to play and appear here where I live in San Diego. And if you would like me to help to promote you hear I would be proud to. I plan to come back to vacation in the Flathead and would love to come and hear you perform. Your song and video has brought back many great and important memories and I have been singing your song myself all day. It is a great feel good song. Thanks so very much for a great Christmas Gift. Please write and I will order music very soon.
Kind Regards and Merry Christmas
Escondido, Ca (San Diego)
also on face book (I will look for your face book profile.
December 15, 2010
Hi from Barcelona (Catalonia)! "Looking for space", the most nice version i ever listened..
Sometimes I fly like an eagle, like an eagle I go flying flying..
November 12, 2010
I have all of your albums but I sure enjoyed your video. I can name all the places where the video was shot and they bring back memories.
November 9, 2010
Oh wow! Sitting here at work and enjoying the awesome music and scenery of Glacier!
Wish I was there!
October 5, 2010
Hi From Bremerton guys. Hope all is going well. Just thought I would drop you a note to let you know I was thinking about you. will miss you not being here this year at the admiral theater. Bumber. Take care. Darlene
September 22, 2010
I really love your music! I just found out about you through You Tube...looking for videos of Glacier National Park, which we plan to visit next year. I want to be able to see your show when we come! Ok, now to look up information! Ha ha!
September 10, 2010
We have been fans since 2003
July 31, 2010
In mid-July, my daughter and I saw all three (3) David Walburn concerts at the Many Glacier Hotel. David's shows really "round out" the Glacier National Park experience. He is a treasure, as his historical and biographical compositions really capture the flavor of Montana, the Lewis and Clark expedition, as well as his own personal experiences.
I also bought four of his five CD's. David's music is great for playing acoustic lead guitar, which is all I know how to play.
My favorite songs:
1. Montana: Life Under the Big Sky -- Montana Time, Goin' Fishing, Going to the Sun and Goodnight Montana;
2. Lewis and Clark -- Whiskey Down, Roll Missouri Roll and In All my Days;
3. Chasin' Moons -- In the Mood for the Blues, Headed for the Crazies and Just a Dog;
4. Cabin Song -- Looking for Space, Trading time for Money and He Believes.
Dave & Connie Hopkins
July 14, 2010
Dave and I will be hitting the road this Friday (16th) and will soon be on "Montana Time". We'll be at MGH the 25th-28th and look forward to seeing you and enjoying your artistry once again!
Dave & Connie Hopkins
July 11, 2010
It's been about 10 years since our trip to Glacier when we found your West for America CD and attended your show at Many Glacier. We loved it then and we just enjoyed it again on July 2! We were so excited to see you were playing! Thanks for your wonderful music!! Lynn
June 28, 2010
On a road trip to Montana we stopped in a gift shop and found your CD, Montana:Life Under the Big Sky. my mom said why not have some music from montana, so we bought it. my family and i love it! we also bought your cabin song one. You have a great voice and i love the lyrics of your songs!!
Danny & Nellie Triplett
June 10, 2010
I don't know how to say thank you enough. My wife and I came to Montana 5 years ago this summer for our 10 year anniversary, and we still can't get over your music....and that's a good problem!
Glacier is by far the most mesmerizing and magical place we've ever been! Partly due to the magnificent scenery and partly due to the most wonderful music that bonded us to the place of our dreams. We live in Florida....and only dream of the days when we can return, and follow Going To The Sun Road back to Many Glacier Lodge where we can "soak in" the most magical place on earth while we listen to the person who, unbeknownst to him, has become our hero, our mentor, the inspiration to "Follow your dreams!". Your music is so, how do I say it....time traveling. Whenever we listen to it, we feel like we're instantly back in Montana snuggled up together on the balcony of our room at Many Glacier watching the sunlight ripple against the waves of SwiftCurrent Lake. We're so thrilled to know that someone as encouraging and inspiring as you is getting to live out his dreams "under the big sky". Who better to deserve such a gift? Congratulations on the lake house! Hope to see you again one day soon; and again.....Thank you for your music! It does so much for us!!!
Diane & Russ Albert
April 14, 2010
Hi David, We are the friends of Sherry & Ed Nissen from Sonora, Ca who forwarded the video from Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, CA of a 3 year old boy named Owen who was skiing the the slopes with the public relations people. He is the young boy who quoted your song, "Meat's in the freezer, let's go skiing. We would like to thank you very much for the Cabin Song CD. We are enjoying it very much.
March 10, 2010
Will you be playing at Many Glacier this year? If so, when would you start? We saw you a couple of years ago in Clarkston, WA. and have been looking forward to seeing you again at Glacier. Thanks, Bob Arleth
March 10, 2010
Dave and I are going to be in Glacier this summer. We wouoldn't miss the Centennial for anything in the world!!! Will you be performing at Many Glacier this summer? We would love to catch you and visit with you again!
Connie and dave Hopkins
March 5, 2010
Jean, there is a phone number on David's blog that might be helpful to you. Good luck! -Corinne
February 2, 2010
Hi, I want to call to check into a school program, but don't see a phone number. I suppose a SC trip is out of the question, but it won't hurt for me to talk to someone. My husband and I saw David at the Glacier Hotel a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the show. I was telling the teacher I work with about him and the Lewis and Clark show. Phone number please. If I've just missed it and it's obvious, please don't embarass me! :)
January 31, 2010
Hey ya! I know this may not reach Dave directly but, if not, please pass the word along. This is Ely. I worked at the front desk at Many Glacier last summer. Dave and I spent a fair amount of time talking while I took money for his shows. He got me in the mood to go see his cabin last summer and I was serious about going. My girlfriend and I are planning our trip and need to fill in some gaps of a plans. Dave told me get ahold of him via email when I got to this phase in the process. I would appreciate it if he could get back to me. Tell Dave Rebecca and Ely said hello. We can't wait to hear from someone soon. Thank you kindly.
January 31, 2010
I am a Whitefish expat, now living in SC but trying to get back. A good friend of Beth W. and saw your work on FB and loved it.
Question: Do you know Tim Ryan? I have a conx to him and would like to forward your stuff if it is ok with you...
Keep on keepin!
January 24, 2010
David, JJ, and Family,
I cannot say enough about your performances this weekend, at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton. Your daytime performances of West for America with Lewis and Clark were wonderful. You were able to keep 1300 students quite, entertained, and educated all at the same time. I would think every theater in the country would be requesting a performance if they have a children’s series for American History. At this point I have the Idea that Montana is trying to keep you a secret from the rest of America, so they don’t have to share a natural treasure.
The night time show of Cabin Songs was still the talk of the theater the next day, while waiting for Gaelic Storm to take the stage. Darlene and I were asked several times if we were going to have you come back next year to perform; Montana-Life Under the Big Sky. Well, I personally can’t wait already. You are going to be a permanent part of our family your music just touches all of us from grandkids to us older kids. So once a year I hope you are willing to take a little extended vacation with your family to join ours. I wasn’t kidding about being your new big brother as long as that’s agreeable to you. If you ever need a recommendation or help in any way, you and JJ know you can contact us at any time.
January 23, 2010
hi I was wondering when was your next show?
January 19, 2010
Can you please let me know where I can find your schedule for 2010? We'd love to catch one of your shows next time we're in the Valley. Will you also be playing in the Park again this summer? Do you have the dates yet? Thanks, Judy
January 18, 2010
Dave, thanks for coming to Glasgow last Tuesday. We enjoyed your show!
January 14, 2010
Hey David, Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd. Here's my website:
Let me know if you want to stop by while you're in the area.
Michael C. Moore
January 10, 2010
Hi, David, I'm the A&E guy from the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Bremerton, and would like to arrange a phone interview if possible this week to preview your appearance here Jan. 22. If you would write back and let me know what days and times are good for you, I'll either call you at a number you provide or you can call me here at 360.792.9218. I look forward to hearing from you.
January 6, 2010
Hi David, We are looking forward to your Jan. 22 gig in Bremerton. Don't know what your plans are, but if you'd like to check out the studio on the north end of Bainbridge Island nearby, please let me know. You can also check out agatepointrecording.net for a preview.
Hope to see you then. Don Gale
January 5, 2010
I am learning to play guitar and would like to learn a few of your songs. How do I go about getting your sheet music? I live in the Flathead if it is sold locally.
October 30, 2009
hi david, i had worked at many glacier three summers in a row and you are so connected to that place for me. i am currently working for national public radio as an intern and i am doing a story about someone who considers montana his home. i wanted to know if i can use one of your songs in my piece. montana time might be my first choice. let me know... thanks.
October 9, 2009
Hey David...We are playing your song "Meat's in the Freezer, Let's go Skiing!" on The Trail 103.3 today during the noon hour! Listen live at www.trail1033.com!
September 27, 2009
David - This is Mark Hoffmann of Sports Leisure Vacations. You came on our bus and sang "Going ot the Sun" in late July at Many Glacier. I'd like to talk to you about a show on September 11 of next year in Sacramento to promote Montana. Could you please call me at 916-361-2051 (office) or 916-208-6989 (cell). Thank you.
September 21, 2009
Good morning David, I just had to drop you a note to say thanks! As some of your lyrics say, "you can never say goodby, just say goodnight" I have missed Glacier and your shows for the past 2 summers and I am starting to suffer from withdrawl. I have recently discovered several of your videos on you-tube, it's a small fix, but it helps ease the longing in my heart to be there again. I hope you will continue to post more videos and the best would be a full length DVD of each show for sale????? I know I would purchase them all, Cabin Song would be my very first purchase! Again, thanks for helping a flatlander through the lean times and I hope to head west in 2010, Thank You!!
September 3, 2009
Hey Dave you probably don't remember me, I was at Lyons back sometime in the 90's, played you a song about Sammy, a strange cowboy that really liked cows. Going to be up at Glacier the week of the 7th through 11th, hoping to catch your show.
August 5, 2009
Hi David -
We have not been in contact for quite awhile but wanted to let you know that my wife Heather and I will be in Glacier this weekend and are looking forward to catching your shows. We'll be sure to say hello and are very much looking forward to getting grounded once again in beautiful Montana - a long way from Buffalo, NY..!
July 30, 2009
David, hey, it's your favorite Many Glacier Bellman of the past, Graham Knapp!! I've been meaning to get ahold of you and ask you if "the cabin" would be willing to accept a guest this summer. That's right, I've been working just outside of Denali at McKinley Village and have had the cabin in the back of my mind since getting here.
Please get back with me if you wouldn't mind giving me directions on how to get there. Even if nobody's there to visit with, I'd still love to just check 'er out!
I'm still listening to the tunes. Hope the show are going well and you're coming up with good, new material also. Take care, David and hope to hear from you soon!
All the best,
July 23, 2009
Hey there David!
We hope your summer is going well! We were just in GNP this past Sept and caught your 3 shows again and loved them as always! Although we're missing GNP this year, we'll be there in 2010 for the park's Centennial!! How is the cabin coming?
Dave & Connie Hopkins
July 15, 2009
We spoke a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of using your music in a documentary I'm making about Mesothelioma, which includes the work being done in Libby. Can you please contact me if you are still interested ? It would be an honor to have you involved.
Mission Possible Films
July 15, 2009
I spoke with you a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of using your music in a documentary I'm making about Mesothelioma, which includes the work being done in Libby. Can you please contact me if you are still interested ?
Mission Possible Films
July 13, 2009
I saw one of you shows last year at Many Glacier and hope to share some of my culture with you.
I'm also a singer-songwriter from Southwest Louisiana. I'll be back there next week. I know you have the presentation down to a but this time around I'll be traveling with one of My hero's Greg Guirard. He's published numerous books about The Atchafalaya Basin where we Crawfish, trap, & hunt....Anyway, we're on the way to do a concert/slideshow in Great Falls and would like to open for you (do a brief concert & slide show before yours) @ Many Glacier July 21st. When it cools off your welcome to come down and play a show at my venue in SW Louisiana.
For any info on me simply search my name on the internet, call, or check my website.
I just returned from Montana. My friend Judy Melton and I saw your Lewis and Clark and Alaska shows at Many Glacier and enjoyed them very much. Judy is the teacher at your "alumni" Dodgen Elementary School in Marietta and we were fortunate to speak with you after one of your shows. You are an awesome entertainer and I look forward to attending your shows on another Glacier trip.
June 19, 2009
My son lived in Athens, Ga. for several years. Being a photographer you may be interested, I went to school/grew up with Kurt Marcus. Kurt has published several books of photography. The one I have is on cowboys. As of 2007 Kurt lived in Kalispell and had a home gallery there. His cousin works in a bank in Whitefish. Have not heard your music yet but look forward to it. I may visit the area again this fall. If I do I'd love to see/hear you live. Take care. I envy you. I'd much rather be back home there than here. C'est la vie.
June 3, 2009
Last year (and the year before) my husband and I attended your shows at Many Glacier. It has taken me a long time to thank you for your contribution to our memorable experience in the park. Your musical presentations are generous and soulful. We felt privileged.
Best wishes always,
David and Linda Chapman
May 17, 2009
Dear Mr. Walburn,
We've been to see you at Many Glacier Hotel on two occasions. We've seen your Lewis and Clark show twice and your Montana Time show once. We enjoyed both of them and we'll see you again next year when we come back to Glacier Park. We have both CDs and play them often. My wife and I have thought about living in Montana. I couldn't think of anyone better to ask than you. We know you're from Georgia and wondered if you miss living in the south. We live in North Carolina and we're afraid we'll miss the long summers, mild winters, and the tall trees of the south. We love the mountains of Montana and have enjoyed many long hikes there and plan many more. If you have time before your summer schedule starts to send me a message I'd appreciate your thoughts. We're in our mid-fifties now and we've stayed in good shape. We hiked up to Swift Current Lookout and then the Highline Trail last year. It was a long hike but we plan on doing that one again. As you know, it's just beautiful country.
May 8, 2009
David, what is this Spring for Glacier at Lake McDonald ? We are trying to get reservations at the Lodge but they say the lodge is closed on that date. Help,Kit
May 7, 2009
Ted Gayer turned me on to your music...wow!! I am hooked!! This is such an amazing connection, me to your music, that you wouldn't believe me IF I told you the story!! Keep on playing music, David. It soothes my soul!! Christi
April 19, 2009
Once again your timing and lyrics are uncanny (almost creepy!). I've written before to thank you for the inspiration your songs have provided my husband and I through our travels. This time we just happen to be building our home in the Adriondack Mountains when we stumbled across All For Good. You are, no doubt, familiar with the stress and frustration that can accompany the excitement and pride of building your own home. Yet again, you have provided an anthem for us to raise our heads and hearts to - amazing. Thank you and please keep it coming! All the best to you and your family.
Julie and Nate Smith
April 17, 2009
Dear David, JJ, Jesse, Lee and Jadey,
Nate found some old cassette tapes of the L and C expedition and got hooked on them. He asked Nana for your CD and it's been in constant rotation ever since. His favorite song is "The Way of Men" but we love all of them. Nate wanted to say that he likes all of the songs too and he listens to them over and over. He hopes that you guys come back someday as he had a great day at the park in December.
Julie and Nate Smith
February 9, 2009
Hey David W...
Your CD has really made my move back to Montana for real!! I love listening to your music and making memories with my friends and family in my home state. Keep the tunes coming and hope to catch you up in Glacier this summer!!
December 21, 2008
My wife and I have really enjoyed your music. We bought one of your albums in Wisdom, Montana, in a really good restaurant. I used Going Fishing in a dvd for my friends, and they really enjoyed it. I plan on purchasing more of your work. Thanks, Ralph
October 27, 2008
Another Georgian (Rome) signing in here. I have some friends that moved out to MT, and got me hooked on your music. Actually, my wife can't go skiing without listing to Meat's in the Freezer first. Anyway, I like to bang on my 12 string, and was wondering, like many others, if there is anywhere I can get some tab for your songs.
October 17, 2008
Still loving your music. Play it all the time. I've picked up the ukulele recently and would love to learn to play some of your songs for my own enjoyment. Do you have any song books or sheet music available so I can learn the chords to your songs? It won't ever sound as good as you, but it would just be nice to be able to play along. Just let me know. Thanks, Karen.
PS When are you having another concert in/around Rome/Atlanta Ga?
October 13, 2008
LOVE your tunes and style. As a fellow player is there anywhere I can get tabs and lyrics to your stuff?
September 23, 2008
David, it was a pleasure meeting you and attending your performances at Many Glaciers last Monday and Tuesday evenings. We truly enjoy your CDs. We relate to your themes of living in, and loving, the west. Montana has a grip on our hearts that won't let go. We hope to see you again sometime as I'm sure we'll be back to visit Montana. (We're just trying to figure out how to make it a permanent visit!) In the mean time keep singing about what you love. Thank you for your music.
David and Brenda
September 5, 2008
Who knew when I came out six years ago with my parents to stay at the lodge and heard your wonderful Alaska story complete with a surprising reference to your days at UGA that I one day would be working at the University of Georgia! Well, here I am and I continue to sing your praises to any and all who will listen. I'm lobbying for t he Alumni Association to bring you back to UGA for a performance event. Do you ever get back to Atlanta? I would love to drive over and maybe do an interview of you for the UGA Alumni magazine although my job is actually Director of Development for Academic Affairs where I fundraise scholarships for our fabulous studies abroad residential centers in Oxford, England and the Monte Verde Cloud forest national preserve in Costa Rica as well as building an endowment for The Georgia Review - UGA's nationally acclaimed and award winning, 60 yr old literary journal. Hope to hear from you soon and once I get an email from you I will send you my proper contact information. Kindest regards to you and your family!
Univeristy of Georgia
Director of Development
August 27, 2008
My husband and I just returned from an awesome 9 day trip to Glacier National Park. We hiked everyday and just soaked in the beauty of Montana. We saw one of your shows while we were there and took home a CD. We loved your show and now I am listening to the your music back home here in Ohio and dreaming of Montana. Thanks so much for capturing in song what we experienced during our trip.
August 11, 2008
My 9 year old son and I went with his best friend and his mom to Glacier this July. We went in Belly area for four days. So, so wonderful! Anyway, came out and spent rest of vacation day-hiking and playing your music in our rental car. The bummer is that we left the CD in the car when we turned it in, and it was never found again. Do you have an extra CD-Montana-Life Under the Big Sky. I will pay you, just tell me how much. By the way, who is the guy (stage Right) on the front cover? He just looks interesting.
Thanks for your help.
Tracy & Joshua (Atlanta, GA)
July 24, 2008
We had a GREAT time at all 3 of your shows! I ordered CABINS & realized I already purchased it. Can you send me Montana Life under the Big Sky?
Lisa in Little Ferry , NJ
George Ander, Jr., !00 Villa Rd, Springfield, Ohio 45503
June 17, 2008
Last fall I ventured to the big sky to elk hunt right across the Montana border in Idaho. I spent about 8 days in Missoula before going into the bush after an elk. Although the elk hunt was very disappointing (planned for two years for hunt of a lifetime), seeing Montana, Rocky Mountain Elk foundation headquarters and visiting the surrounding area of Missoula, my heart was captured with the people, the scenery, and I must add – I purchased your CD Montana(Life under the Big Sky). So I have been playing it sitting at my desk thinking of the big sky that you elude to in your CD. Just FYI – the CD skipped on a song or two. Let me know if you have similar CD’s about Montana for sale. I enjoy your work.
Thanks and take care –Keep up the good work!!
June 6, 2008
One of my partners from the office, Robin Schachter, and her family are planning a trip to Glacier next month. They are looking forward to attending one of your performances, and maybe buying a few StoryBoards.
Have a good Summer.
June 5, 2008
Hello David, I have watched you perform many times in Glacier and around the valley and just love your music! I hope to be able to get up there and see you play again. While I have all your CD's (soon to be getting the new one) I love to see you live...it is even better! Thanks for the music...you have an amazing gift!!
June 3, 2008
I'm sure you have probably already received an email from someone in our group. Our son, Garrett Henderson, and two of his friends (Ben Cantrell and Tyson Betts) are coming from Rome, GA to stay in the cabin belonging to four families from Rome. My husband, Barry is good friends w/ your brother-in-law, Reed, and I know Shannon as well. They play cards and go on trips together sometimes. Also, Garrett just graduated from Darlington where Anna goes to school. Anyway, we are excited and a litttle nervous about the long road trip but all three will go off to college in 2 months. They are also looking forward to meeting & hearing you sing. Garrett is going to The University of Alabama's School of Music. He loves to sing and plays most most any instrument. He & Ben(one of the friends coming) were both in the choirs @ school. They ran out of room to bring their guitars but love to sit around the campfire with music. If you have time they will need some guidance in the wilderness up there since their wilderness consists of going in the back yard to camp where the dogs hang out with them, maybe an opossum during the night. Of course us moms/dads have talked about every possible danger but not sure if it went in one ear and stayed. They are great young men and this should be a trip of a lifetime. We do feel MUCH better knowing you are there if needed. They left today (6/3) and should be there in 3/4 days, depending on how many stops they make.
Thanks again, hope to meet you one day. Nancy Henderson
Karen M. Fischer
May 12, 2008
How far we have both traveled from Malabar Drive in Atlanta. Mom (Eloise M) shared your Cabin Song CD with me. It is fantastic! Your whole family was always so creative! It is wonderful that you have found your place too!
April 24, 2008
We're heading to the Whitefish/Kalispell area in Mid- May and were wondering if you
are performing at all during that week (May 13-19th). We were hoping to see you at
Many Glacier, but found an airfare deal that was too good to pass up in May. Your
Montana cd plays constantly in my car and when ever I'm down, I go on "Montana time"
Hope we can catch you somewhere. Have a great day. Thanks. Brenda Silk
April 6, 2008
I loved the Montana CD and the West for America CD both by David Walburn. I first heard these at a concert at Many Glacier Hotel. Going to the concert was one of the highlights of our vacation. When I got home , I decided to buy 3 more CDs for my friends' birthdays. Everytime I hear the music it reminds me of beautiful Montana. Jane Grover
Drew,Natalia e Tali from ITALY
March 13, 2008
we visited Montana last summer and we founded in a Livinston shop your wonderful & powerful music.Right now we are living Italy and come back in the West headin to the Buckaroo country near Elko,Nevada.We'll be there for a while just enough to bring back home the smell of the sagebrush.Ovbiously when will be back home we'll set our souls...on ontana Time.Thanks very much for your magic music and keep on going. Drew,Natalia e Tali from Italy and Spain.Please visit our web site www.ranch-academy.com
March 13, 2008
My husband and I listen to your CD's all the time. I grew up in Kalispell and my parents still live there. Over the past two years, we were fortunate enough to be able to build our dream home on 25 acres next to my parents place. We get there as often as we can and hope to retire there in the next ten years. We will be in Kalispell over Easter for five days. I appreciate your offer to sign the CD's. We will be in Whitefish the 22nd and/or 23rd. We're buying new furniture for the new house from Wright's Furniture. If you will be around, I'd love to take you up on your offer. My Dad's birthday was yesterday and I know he'd love many of your songs. They hold a lot of fond memories for my husband and myself and knowing the places you sing about makes it easy to relate. Our family grew up on skis at Big Mountain in the 1960's, have traveled over the Sun Highway many times and down the road to Missoula. We drive by the Crazy Mountains every time we drive up there and have taken photos by the sign at Big Timber just for fun!!! Being able to listen to you sing about the Montana that I love and miss motivates me to work toward the dream that someday I will be able to move back to Kalispell, the place I call home. We live in Wyoming, some 11 hours from there but listening to your music always takes me home. Thank you for the music and keep on singing. You've got a wonderful talent and are truly blessed. Judy Holthouse
Sheila & Darv Averill
February 5, 2008
Wow…how can I convey what the songs on your Montana album meant to my husband and me?
We had to go to a Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame event in Billings last weekend (Darv was inducted last year and they have an annual get-together) and we listened to your songs over and over again. We play it everyday! Your words brought smiles, tears and a longing for a life we feel we lived long ago…your voice is so full of meaning and your lyrics….what you sing…is truly our Montana.
I knew J.J., a lifetime ago it seems. As pretty in appearance as she was in spirit. I remember when she got engaged to you and we both moved on in life. We would see each other periodically and I would greet you, but it was all in passing. I am ashamed to say I have never heard you music and it was truly my loss.
I’ve laughed and sang out loud countless times to Sweet Montana Home. I know the feeling well! I could tell you a lot more of what we were feeling in every song but I would have to write ten more pages.
Young Heart really hit us. My husband is a fifty-eight year old cowboy (but young at heart) and I have loved the cowboy life from birth. I am from an old ranching family. The truck was heavy in silence as we listened to your song, both tearing up, watching the road go by, deep in our own thoughts. The song ended and we looked at each other and agreed that it was the most beautifully written song we have ever heard and than in unison we shouted, “But it sucks!” and laughed to cover up the pain. The song hit us right where we are…getting older for the life we love. Fifty-eight and forty-eight is not old for the norm but for an athlete on horseback it pushes the chances of really getting hurt. We live our life on horseback and we’ve both had success in the rodeo world. Darv was a champion calf roper six years in a row. We are now having to change our game to compensate for loss of speed in our reaction time to continue to live the life God blessed us with. And believe me if we could ride it all over again we would! Thank you for a very moving song. It was like you shared our hearts secrets when you sang it.
You have an old soul David and you touched ours with your gift. There is a connection in your songs that is there for the taking. We are grateful for the soul it takes to feel it.
May God bless you with many more Happy Trails!
Sheila and Darv Averill
L. Kevin Arnold
January 18, 2008
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your music. A friend of mine just
recently gave me a copy of your "Life Under the Big Sky" C.D. I have listened to it
over and over again. You definately know Montana and how to write and sing about the
way it really is out here. I am a native born Montanan whose family still owns and
operates a ranch in southcentral Montana. I have worked pretty much my whole life in
the mountains of Montana packing mules for outfitters and also spending some time
working for the Park Service in Glacier; one of my favorites is the song about the
"Going to the Sun" road. I am going to order some more of your music in the near
future, please add me to your email list and hopefully I can catch up with you
during one of your performances.
Thanks again for the "real" music
L. Kevin Arnold
Montana Game Warden
Cynthia and Dan Martino
December 28, 2007
Shortly after catching your show at Lake McDonald Lodge a few years ago we were hooked. Your music has been an inspiration to me and my husband. Lewis and Clark and, especially, Cabin Song were our soundtrack for a long awaited trip across the country and a move/complete change in life to the Adirondack Mountains. We like to say we've stopped "trading time for money" (at least not as much as we used to ;) We are so grateful for your music and that our paths have crossed. We hope you have found the peace your music inspires others to seek. Thank you!
October 12, 2007
A suggestion for the theme of a new
album. The ranchingfarming culture
of Montana including rodeos cowboys,
horses, wheat fields and horses, etc.
I went to five or six rodeos while
at Many; became interested in the
chatter around me that was different from Austin.
All the way back to Austin, I
listened to your CDs. It made
the 1600 miles or so speed by and
back to Swift Current Lake and
Montana. Your new album is a
way to undo a bad mood and start
ones head bobbing to the beat.
Your words in your songs are
heartfelt and create images in ones
mind that anyone can relate to.
How do you think up all those
snippets of living that we all
Have a great winterspring.
Michael O'Brien and Darlene Abbott
August 25, 2007
It has been a year since we had the pleasure of spending the evening with you and your unbelievable talent for music and lyrics. We didn't know what to expect when we checked in at Many Glaciers Hotel and they told us about a one-man show. To this day we still talk about the evening with Lewis and Clark and being on the trail with you and your music. Glacier NP is amazing but somehow you added to the experence that still touches both of us. We just listened to the new album "Singing for a living" I just want to complement you on making another evening of foot tapping and fond memories for both of us.
Michael O'Brien, Bremerton WA
Steve & Barbara Voss
August 21, 2007
We caught your show on August 8th and have been enjoying your music ever since. Got
L&C, Life Under the Big Sky and your new CD. We can't seem to get enough of Life
Under the Big Sky. Great music! I have mixed in the L&C and Singing for a Living.
Love the music on all three but right now we are wearing out Life Under the Big Sky.
We mentioned at the show we were Gordon Lightfoot fans and had seen approximately
36 shows over the last 15 to 20 years. We both hear some GL sounds and I also
through of Tony Rice and your guitar pickin. Enjoy your great music. Wonderful
songs. We will see you again - not sure when, but we are looking for an opportunity.
Dave & Connie Hopkins
August 18, 2007
We just got home from our big 3 week trip up to Glacier and Banff/Jasper. We thoroughly enjoyed catching all 3 of your shows this year. My sister-in-law fell in love with your music and even bought one of your shirts, remember? Dave actually had his blue one on today while we were at Cabela's in Ft Worth and some guy just came up and started talking about Montana to us! Great ice-breaker! Our 16 year old son came to all 3 shows and told us that Cabin Song was his favorite of the 3! That's a pretty good endorsement from our guitar-playing kid! Can't wait to catch you again! We listen to the CD's all the time and keep on "Montana Time" every chance we get! I'm still a "Ghost of Old Charlie Russell" fan myself!
Your fans from Texas!
July 25, 2007
your song, going to the sun, was sung for me recently, and it was incredibly moving. I lead a non-profit organization and our work feels a bit like building that road. I can't sing, but I thought it would be wonderful to share your words with our staff to provide some inspiration and context for the work they do so well.
Also where can I buy your cd?
Danny & Nellie Triplett
July 21, 2007
Two years later and we still listen to your music every week. I remember meeting you for the first time and thinking this guy sweeping the floor downstairs in Many Glacier Hotel couldn't possibly be the performer. What a mistake I made. You have such a humble spirit for being such a gifted man David. Your music is definitely a medicine that calms the nerves of the every day rat race. My wife and I came to Glacier for our 10 year anniversary and brought your music back home to Florida. Our daughters love all the CDs, especially the Lewis and Clark songs and sing along with us. We've even downloaded it to our MP3 players. Oh how we would love to drop our watches in the watch box though, and just sit for a good while at the cabin in Alaska with all you Homestead Boys. Nashville may want you, but in our minds you've already made it big- time by soothing the hearts and souls of thousands of weary travelers like ourselves. We share your music with everyone that will listen and without fail they each go online and order your CDs. By the way, we cherish what you wrote on our CD... "Danny and Nellie, Follow Your Dreams" Thanks for the personal touch!
We believe in you too David, don't give up on your dreams either!!!
Whit and Rita Rees
July 5, 2007
My husband and I just got back from a week in Glacier National Park. While at Many Glacier Lodge we were able to see your show and picked up your Montana-Life Under The Big Sky CD. We both fell in love with your Going To The Sun Road song. We also reworded your song Meats in the Freezer. We say "lets go play!". Another favorite is The Great Northern. We love them all but most of all we want you to know how much your music and seeing your show on Alaska made our vacation! God has sure been good to us. Montana is definitely a place we will visit again.
June 26, 2007
We recently caught your act while vacationing at Many Glacier Lodge. It was great!
I've always been a music fan enjoying everything from Dave Brubek to the Stooges,
but my favorite has been Gordon Lightfoot. Until now, I thought he was the only
storyteller that captured my imagination with his imagery. As GL's career has faded,
I've looked for someone else who has his ability to spin a yarn about a side of life
that both fascinates and inspires me.
Well done! Your CD's have not only filled that void, but have taken me through a new
musical adventure. Your talents are rare and I wish you success in the future.
Please let me know when your next CD comes out.
June 16, 2007
I became a overnight fan while hiking Glacier and Big Mountain. All I have to do is put on one of your CD's and I'm right back there.
June 11, 2007
I worked at Many in the gift shop summer of 05. My heart still cries out for Montana every single day, and I dream of it most nights. Your music brings me right back to that summer everytime I start to get a little homesick. Thank you for giving me a way to bring a little piece of Montana back east with me.
May 27, 2007
love it all...
May 20, 2007
Heard you on John Dunnigan's radio show in January and picked up one of your CD's in St Regis in February. Have been playing it ever since. When you talk with John, tell him "hi" from Linda in Nine Mile Falls and ask him if he's found the million bucks yet. He'll understand...
May 18, 2007
These are terrific! Your lyrics and playing are terrific! I've gotten all but the
Cabin Song CD, and have booked tickets for Glacier for the Montana and Lewis and
Clark (wonderful!)performances for September. Great talent, and thoughtful
composition and writing. I look forward to hearing you in person. Joanne Williams
May 17, 2007
After listening so much to your other albums I almost have them memorized, man I'm looking forward to this new one. Please let me know when you've got some copies. You're a hometown treasure, brother.
Johnpaul and Bethann
May 16, 2007
Let us know when your new CD is ready for purchase. Can't wait
May 13, 2007
Please send me notice when your new CD comes out.
May 9, 2007
Dave, So excited for the new CD. Wish I could come to Many and pick it up myself. Have a great summer. Bobby
BILLY BLOB HAASE
April 30, 2007
HEY MAN HOW THE HECK ARE YOU DOIN? I REALLY HOPE TO BE ABLE TO HOOK UP WICH YA BEFORE YOU MAKE THE BIG TREK OUT EAST FOR THE SUMMER. BY THE WAY, I KEEP FORGETTING TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR NEW ALBUM IS SLAM DUNK HANDS DOWN ABSOLUTELY KILLER!!
WE BOTH LOVED EVERY CUT. IT HAS US BOTH SCARED THAT THIS IS IT! THIS IS THE ONE WE ARE GOING TO LOSE YOU ON. SO EVERY TIME WE LISTEN IT IS A BITTER SWEET EXPERIENCE BECAUSE ON ONE HANE WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS ALBUM THAT WE KNOW WILL LAUNCH YOU LIKE A ROCKET, BUT WE DON'T WAN'T OUR FRIENDS TO GO!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AND ALL THE BEST MY DEAR FRIEND,
Don & Bea Jay McCawley
April 19, 2007
We have been listening to your CD's for the past two years. To us you are Montana as Jimmy Buffet is Florida.We are full time Rvers and are heading back to West Glacier to work in the park again. We are in Twinn Falls now. We hope to see you in person this year. Thanks for the music!
March 18, 2007
I boughtMontana, Life under the big sky in June 2006. Play it ALL the time. Am buying albums for friends for birthdays and Christmas this year! This one expecially--Where do you live? My son lives in Belgrade , MT. Would love to see you in person this summer--
March 2, 2007
I had the pleasure of meeting you today in Great Falls and purchased a couple of your cd's - Life Under The Big Sky and Cabin Song. They are truly wonderful and my wife and I spent the afternoon listening to both. We enjoyed them so much that we'll get a copy of your new cd as soon as it's available. Hopefully, we'll be able to catch a show or two in Glacier this summer. Until then, keep making wonderful music!
February 16, 2007
We visited Montana last summer and heard you CD, Life Under The Big Sky. We LOVE it. It was so wonderful to listen to while we were traveling the very sun road that you were singing about. Next time out we have to see you sing.
Dave & Connie Hopkins
January 17, 2007
Our family caught 2 of your 3 performances in the Summer of '05 while staying at Many Glacier. We bought the 2 CD's from those evening's performances. I am happy to say that we are again going to be at Glacier this summer while on a 3 week trip from Texas to Banpf & Jasper. I certainly hope you'll be performing at the hotel again and that your newest CD will be available! Every time we listen to your music (which is frequent) it evokes memories of a magical place and a thoroughly entertaining evening, lost in the midst of your artistry! Counting down to summer, your Teaxs friends,
Dave & Connie Hopkins
January 2, 2007
I'm a friend of Gary Huckabone, and while visiting, I found a great CD in Gary's vast music collection. I'm hooked on "Life Under the Big Sky". I found out later that you are one in the same David, and Gary speaks of you often.
January 2, 2007
We saw the Lewis & Clark show at Many Glaciers in August
2006. We loved it! the next time we were on our way to hike the
"great divide", played it in car and cryed...ok, I cried...linda
December 29, 2006
I bet you don't remember me? I was a frequent guest at your house back in good old Marietta, Ga. Your brother and I were the best of friends. I remember exploring the creeks, snake hunting, and all the other stuff we did back in the good old days. I was doing some internet exploring and came upon your sight. It sounds as if you are doing well. Take care - George Vaulot
December 9, 2006
I have all your cd's and listen to them constantly. I'm driving my wife and kids crazy! :)
I can't get enough! Write more. Sing more.
December 5, 2006
I just wanted to say how much my family and I enjoyed David's show this summer while vacationing at Glacier National Park. With two teenagers and a ten year old you are never certain what reaction an idea will receive and this time it was a HIT. All five of us really enjoyed his show. We even bought two CDs. Which leads me to the next comment. My youngest son was doing a school project last night on the Lousianna Purchase and Lewis/Clark and he remembered a lot about the expedition because of the show we saw. He even was playing the CD while working on his project. You can't get any better than that... May you realize what a gifted man you are. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.
December 4, 2006
Dear Dave, I spoke with your wife JJ this morning on the phone. I know she must have thought me a crazy woman from New York! Truth is I settled in Belgrade Montana August 1 of this year. Motivated by hard times back east and longing to be with my family in Montana I wanted to start over in a place of promise. When I arrived I thought "How can I ever explain the wonder of this place to any one in words?" And then I happened on to your CD one day as I thumbed through the music section of the new Bozeman library and I found that you had captured Montana's unique wonder in your music. I look forward to experiencing more of your music and I thank God for you and how you captured the awe of Montana for me. I will forever keep it singing in my heart.