David Spann | International Sensation

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International Sensation

by David Spann

Beautifully crafted songs, virtuosic guitar playing with a fantastic line-up of guest artists including Kyle Brock from the Eric Johnson Group. 7 of the 11 songs were from a live show at The Saxon Pub in Austin, TX the energy is incredible.
Genre: Rock: Avant-Prog
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  Song Share Time Download
1. T-Bomb
4:11 $0.99
2. The Real Deal (Cougar)
3:41 $0.99
3. Summer's Rain (feat. Bosko Beuk)
3:33 $0.99
4. House of Glass
3:18 $0.99
5. June's Garden
4:36 $0.99
6. Search the Unknown (feat. Bosko Beuk)
3:55 $0.99
7. Who Needed You?
2:02 $0.99
8. This Side of the Law
2:52 $0.99
9. Closer (Miracle)
3:50 $0.99
10. Fascination (feat. Kyle Brock)
3:33 $0.99
11. Magic Time (feat. Triple Xxx)
2:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
More than just another high energy band, ready for a new era of musical exploration.
David is a respected Austin, Texas Guitarist with elements of various styles to his music. Friends with guitar legend Eric Johnson and once part of Steve Walsh’s (Lead Singer/Keyboardist for group Kansas) solo group. He’s traveled extensively as a full-time professional guitar product specialist for English amplifier icons Marshall and Vox 2000-2009.
Concert promoters and live music venues have paired David’s band with touring acts especially the guitar heavies. Some of the acts David’s band has opened shows for:
• Eric Johnson (x5)
• Stevie Ray Vaughan (x2)
• Steve Morse (currently guitarist for Deep Purple)
• Johnny Winter
• Jack Bruce (Bassist, lead vocalist, songwriter for Cream)
• Pat Travers (x4)
• Robin Trower (x4)
• Yngwie J. Malmsteen (X3)
• UFO (Michael Shencker guitarist)
• Tony McAlpine
• Billy Cobham (drummer Mahavishnu Orchestra)
• Roy Buchanan
• Beach Boys
• Uriah Heep
• Al DiMeola
• Monte Montgomery
• Chris Duarte
• Omar Dykes
• Foghat
• Loudness
David Spann performs in some of Austin’s premier venues including Antone’s, Saxon Pub, Threadgill’s, The Roost, One-2-One and can even boast playing the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch and Austin’s old City Coliseum Austin Music Scene landmarks now gone..
Musical influences: Jimi Hendrix, Freddy King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Wonder, Kyle Brock, Eric Johnson, Steve Walsh (Kansas), Audioslave, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Limp Biscuit and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
In Eric Johnson’s Guitar Player Cover Story Interview May 1986, he mentioned David at the end as one of his favorite unknown guitarists.
• David’s 3rd CD “International Sensation” is coming out summer 2015. ¾ of this CD was recorded live at the Saxon Pub Saturday May 4, 2013 (John Vasquez drums, Bruce Reilly bass).
• This CD has musical cameos by;
o Kyle Brock bass (Eric Johnson Group),
o Stuart Millsapps drums (David’s 80’s band Triple XXX)
o Bosko Beuk keyboards (European Recording Artist hit charting song in Germany)
o Seth Davis keyboards
o Dane Craighead guitar (This young man studies and learned guitar from David. Dane will perform with Slash, Matt Sorum and other Guns and Roses band mates at the Save the Dolphins benefit in Los Angeles, CA July 29th, 2015).
• Executively produced by Stuart Millsapps
• 1st edit and mix engineer Brad Engleking (Mixing engineer on many of Robert Rodriguez’s movies).
• Mastered at Terra Nova Digital by Nick Landis.
• The first video off the new CD produced and directed by Ensad Adilovic-Kinez and Edin Ajanovic in Sarajevo Bosnia.



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AWESOME album -- NOT just for guitar players
This is an AWESOME album of high-energy bluesy rock! David Spann is obviously an incredible guitarist, but I like best about this album are the SONGS. David's soulful vocals and lyrics are complemented by sometimes aggressive, sometimes jazzy chord progressions, and a nice variety of grooves. Granted there is no shortage of incredible guitar tones and mind-bending solos, but they always fit within the songs tastefully. I would compare the arrangements to Stevie Ray, except David's blues are blended with modern / hard rock sounds. I also love the live feel of the band, and the rhythm section is great throughout.