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David Ryan Harris

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David Ryan Harris is on a quest that has an almost mythological dimension to it. Armed with a voice that falls somewhere between Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, songwriting that combines beautiful haunting melodies with sharp storytelling and guitar playing that is blues influenced and rock sharpened, David has been searching for the truth in music. And it is that combination of tremendous talent and devotion to the truth that immediately connects him to an audience. He invites us to join in and become part of the journey and as we accept the invitation we realize his songs are our songs too. His quest is ours also. It is a shared life and he chronicles it through song.

Born in Evanston, Illinois and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, David heard music, melodies and stories in his head as a child. Like most kids he played the usual childhood games and got into the usual childhood trouble, but the music in his mind always called him. As an adolescent he began teaching himself various instruments. After experimenting with drums, piano and other instruments and demonstrating an ability to learn them in a short period of time, David became focused on the guitar which continues to be his primary instrument although he often plays other instruments on his recordings.

Drawn to the blues after hearing songs by Son House, Robert Johnson and others and growing up at a time when Parliament/Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Prince and other musicians were stretching the boundaries of popular music David understood that music could not and should not be limited by our often narrow views of what it should be.

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  • idkmon

    The source for the artist description says it came from his MySpace page.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Fatbirdsdontfly

    wtf is wrong with the artist description? Did he wrote that bull himself or was there a fanboy narcissistic enough to think his literary skills would be much appreciated on the lastFM-page of a John Mayer artist-connection? 'mythological dimension'. Give me a break and just start a blog.

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • luzidamata

    Amo demais ...

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • skinwalker77

    As much as I loved Follow For Now, his solo stuff is pretty damn good.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • wdevor

    This dude makes nice music

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
  • superbass89

    loving it!!!!

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • vahneszah

    dude's taking foreverrrr on his new album

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • marcreeves

    Hey everyone! I need people's votes for my chance to play the main stage at a major UK festival and music venue! I am nearly there but need your votes!! VOTE NOW at http://www.marcreeves.co.uk/vote.html Thanks, Marc.

    25 Jun 2011 Reply
  • nickjohnston2

    Great musician. You can definitely hear the Mayer in him though.

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • undoreverse

    cute voice :)

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sylsoul

    Oh my god I just found David and it really make me cry with his voice, people should know this incredible man, is absolutely amazing.

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • phenomeno11

    david you're great !

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • gingerpuff

    Awesome!...Creeped up on my on John Mayer Radio

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • JuLiaHRules

    Damn...i love sweetest berry :D

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • PLINIOGOES

    "Used To This": This song has the face of Saturday to the afternoon in convertible car, hehe.

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • MusicgAsm

    Pretty Girl <3

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • beerium

    sweetest berry

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • beerium

    most girls wish that they had her eyes =)

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • beerium

    "for you" is secretly my song for my wife

    3 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Bino182

    David you own a great voice. Keep the great and awesome work :D

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
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