The Danbury Songwriters: David Childers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 we welcome David Childers to the stage at The Arts Place as part of the 2019 Danbury Songwriters Series.

David Childers is a musician, poet, historian, painter, father and a champion of people . He started playing guitar in college, but he was a 37-year-old practicing lawyer before he got serious about his songwriting. His first album, Godzilla! He Done Broke Out!, was released in 1994. It marked the beginning of 13 years of relentless touring, while working 60 hours a week as a lawyer. He made nine more albums before he burned out and stopped performing in 2007.

He started playing music again in 2010, recording two albums, Glorious Day (2010) and Next Best Thing (2013) with the Overmountain Men, a band that Avett Brother bassist Bob Crawford – a huge fan and close friend of Childers’ – helped produce. “David is the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive,” Crawford said. “Everywhere I go, people ask about him. It’s great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work.”

Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door. Season tickets for the Danbury Songwriters are available for $50.

Purchase tickets online or by calling 336-593-8159.