Who am I

Midwest born and bred, David developed an early interest for music, playing with family and friends, jamming by the campfire, and singing with his father’s church choir. A self-taught musician, he learned to play mandolin, guitar and harmonica and then started performing with his family regionally in Wisconsin as the folk band “Yellow House Road.” He would also spend summers attending Bill Monroe’s Historic Bean Blossom Fest where he would cut his teeth on traditional bluegrass, learning how to play from the greats.

Since his start as a local cafe musician, David has widened his scope, becoming proficient on numerous instruments and in 2012 joined the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass group Monroe Crossing. For many years he toured full time with Monroe Crossing, performing worldwide from Europe to South Korea, and playing venues such as IBMA World of Bluegrass and multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall.

David is currently headlines the bands The Robinson Roundup and York and Robinson, two exciting new country music projects. He also performs in the traditional bluegrass group Back Up & Push. David is available for freelance work, including studio studio sessions, workshops, seminars, fill-in gigs, personal lessons and more.