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  • Born

    20 January 1946 (age 77)

  • Born In

    Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, United States

In addition to his prodigious careers as a director, writer, producer, sound designer, and carpenter (to name a few), David Lynch also stretched his artistic reach to music. He collaborated heavily with his go-to composer Angelo Badalamenti on the scores and soundtracks to his projects, including the music for Blue Velvet, 1990's iconic Twin Peaks soundtrack, and Mulholland Drive. He also collaborated, with and without Badalamenti, on pop albums such as Julee Cruise's Floating into the Night (which featured songs she performed on the Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks soundtracks) and jazz guitarist David Jaurequi's Fox Bat Strategy. Lynch teamed with sound engineer John Neff for Blue Bob, a one-off project that the duo recorded in Lynch's home studio. The director worked with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous on Dark Night of the Soul, a project that featured Lynch's photography and Linkous and Danger Mouse's music, and also included a song sung by Lynch. Though the project was intended for release in 2009, legal issues prevented it from being distributed until mid-2010. Later that year, Lynch released the double-sided debut single Good Day Today/I Know, which was released by the U.K. imprint Sunday Best. Featuring Lynch on vocals and all instruments, the single was given a physical release in early 2011 and featured artwork by 4AD designer Vaughan Oliver. A full album, Crazy Clown Time, followed in 2011. Lynch returned with his second album, the avant rock/blues fusion Big Dream, in mid-2013. In 2015, Sacred Bones reissued Polish Night Music, a 2007 collaboration with pianist/composer Marek Zebrowski that they recorded while the director was working on the film Inland Empire.

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2) An acoustic blues guitarist and songwriter from San Luis Obispo, CA, United States.
3) A Saxophonist born in Los Angeles, CA, United States, currently living in Greece.
4) A jazz musician born in Signal Hill, CA, United States.

2) A native of Southern California, David Lynch grew up near the beach immersed in the surf culture.
He majored in Math at the University of California Santa Barbara and spent a lot of his time in "The Pit" (the audio section of the film department), multi-tracking original songs on quarter inch tape. This led him to a successful career in post-production sound, for which he has already earned an Emmy and 2 Golden Reel awards. He currently works for Warner Bros.
Before settling down with his wife and kids in San Luis Obispo, California, Lynch spent six weeks in Austin, Texas and six weeks in Nashville, Tennessee, while David went after the self imposed goal of 100 live shows.
The new album “DOZEN” by David Lynch and Friends features the fantastic Dobro work of Frank Duncan, and the outstanding Mandolin stylings of Mark Travis. Lighter and more accessible than “Good Wood” (his inspired release of 2001) or “David Lynch” (his self-titled release of 1996), the extra instrumentation gives the brilliant song writing some “get up and go.”

3) David Lynch (born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is one of the most respected and accomplished musicians on the contemporary Greek music scene today. Though obviously not of Greek descent, the unique musical language he has developed by submerging his own expressive idiom into that of the Greek musical experience has earned him the reputation as being a musician of extraordinary sensitivity and versatility.
Of Irish and Eastern European ancestry, David was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied jazz music with James Moody, Charles Lloyd, Ralph Bowen and John Coltrane associate, Garvin Buschell. After receiving various music awards and scholarships, David continued his studies at Dick Grove Music Workshops and began his professional career playing in numerous clubs, studios and with a variety of big bands.
At age 21, his need and desire to broaden his musical and personal horizons brought him to Europe. After an extended period of traveling he settled in Athens, where the environment seemed right for introspection and exploration.
David's insatiable quest for new and creative forms of expression quickly brought him in contact with some of Greece's most outstanding musicians, writers and singers from all parts of the country and from different traditions. David, since, has played on hundreds of albums, numerous movie soundtracks, and has co-founded several bands including The Missing Lynch, Faros, Trio, The David Lynch Project, Iskra, and Human Touch (along with Stavros Lantsias and Yiotis Kiourtsoglou have internationally released recordings).
He has also written music for film, theatre, radio, television and dance. He's played with Arturo Sandoval, Trilok Gurtu, Arild Anderson, Milcho Leviev, Marcus Stockhausen, The Temptations, Barry White and others. Of major importance in David's musical journey was his collaboration with the late traditional clarinettist, Vassilis Soukas. This experience, and its lasting influence, was the crossroad leading David deeper into his own spirit of "Greekness" and his internal "world music".
As a solo artist, David has released three CDs, "Lit'l Song", "Music With a View", and "Wandering Home". The latter featured renowned Irish uilleann piper Davy Spillane and was recorded live at the Athens Concert Hall.
In 2003, along with cellist/multi-instrumentalist Yiorgos Kaloudis, David co-founded the duet "Faros", an innovative duo which creates on-the-spot loops and spontaneous in-depth arrangements. One of David's latest projects of pride was the re-working of the music of the late-great innovator, Manos Hatzidakis. The recording is expected to be released in 2007 with Hatzidakis protege Elly Paspala and guest Blaine Reinenger (Raining Pleasure). David's most recent endeavor is the band "The Missing Lynch" where he appears as singer/songwriter.
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4) David Lynch is a jazz musician born in Signal Hill, California, United States. He released "A New View Through the Window Vol 1" (2002), "A New View Through the Window Vol 2" (2003) and "Jazz Lobster" (2004).

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