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David Malachowski is a touring guitarist, producer, musical director and journalist living in New York City. He has toured with multi-platinum artists, Grammy winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, Grand Ole Opry stars, Broadway stars, and some really amazing artists you probably haven’t heard of.
toured with: David Malachowski & the Woodstock Allstars, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Shania Twain, Savoy Brown, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Garth Hudson, Janie Fricke, The British Blues Allstars( featuring Long John Baldry, Rod Price and Kim Simmonds) Genya Ravan, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Gail Ann Dorsey, Troy Gentry, Les Taylor, Malcolm Bruce, Ilona, The Greg Austin Band
musical theatre: Without You (starring Anthony Rapp), Always … Patsy Cline, It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Edges: the Musical, Marvelous Wonderettes, Bee Hive, Little Shop of Horrors, Jacque Brel is Alive & Well and Living In Paris, Honk!, Mamma Mia! National Tour 2013-16, If/Then (Starring Idina Menzel) FUQs (starring Daphne Rubin-Vega) BroadwayCon 2016, RENT 20th Anniversey Tour.
television appearances: The American Music Awards, the BillBoard Awards, the Blockbuster Music Awards, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan Obrien, the Rosie O’Donnell Show, Live! with Regis & Kathy Lee, Hee Haw, New Country, Bigger & Sommers
music journalism: The Times Union in Albany, NY, and The Daily Freeman in Kingston, NY, Metroland, Elmore, CMJ, Chronogram
producing: Vero Sanchez, Margaret Valentine, Monika Piotrowska, Karen Ellick, Hillary Barleaux, Peter Karp, Kelly Parker and others
other things to know:
David was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Martha Layne Collins in 1986
David was picked Metroland’s “best guitarist” in 2001:
“He’s a player’s player, a multitalented musician, equally adept on acoustic and electric guitar, a bandleader extraordinaire and a sweet harmony vocalist, and he makes really good people sound even better when he plays with them. And yet, we locals often take him for granted because he doesn’t play club dates hereabouts—choosing instead to play sold-out concert halls across the country with the likes of Shania Twain, Commander Cody and Savoy Brown. Can you spell “envy”? We thought you could.” J Eric Smith – Metroland
David was voted Metrolands “local Celebrity who you’d like to have a one night stand with” in 1996
Gibson guitars, GHS strings, Seymour Duncan pickups, Z-Vex pedals
David played with Shania Twain and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the opening of GM Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver in 1995
David led Shania Twains band through a triumphant show at FanFair/CMAfest 96. He also played there with Janie Fricke in 88.