David Slone grew up in Los Angeles, California, surfing, playing guitar around the Beach bonfires, and living life in the fast lane. But early on, music played a big role in his life.
“I grew up listening to my Dad play guitar and sing George Jones, Jonny Cash, and Willie Nelson songs. He gave me his Silvertone guitar when I was 10 and I never looked back.”
Family roots brought him to Lexington, Kentucky. “Mom and Dad were both from Kentucky and they moved back here to get in the coal business with our relatives. I eventually moved back here to be with them. I started a family of my own and never left. I do miss the beach, but love the southern hospitality and it’s a great place to raise kids.”
After years of playing locally, and as featured guitarist for several churches in the area, David decided it was time to make an album of music that he could pass down to his own children. So he collaborated with longtime friend and producer Eric Copeland, also from Lexington, but now working fulltime producing in Nashville, TN.
“I loved the collaboration with Eric on the songwriting and how each incredible musician we added brought a new, incredible energy and imprint to every song. I feel honored to work with such amazing guys. Mark Baldwin made me a better player with his wisdom and experience. And he also kept me loose and laughing in the studio.”
David’s debut album on Creative Soul Jazz is “For Love Alone”, and features great songs like the Larry Carlton title tune, as well as Jeff Beck’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”, Sting’s “It’s Probably Me”, and original songs from David and producer Eric Copeland.