About David

David Hamburger is a composer for film, television and advertising and a performing guitarist/songwriter whose most recent work includes scoring the CNN documentary series High Profits. His music is featured in two ongoing series on A&E, Shipping Wars and My 600 Pound Life, and his score for the film When I Rise debuted at South By Southwest in 2010 and has aired multiple times on PBS’ Independent Lens. David is also the author of two dozen instructional books and videos, including the award-winning Beginning Blues Guitar, which has sold over 100,000 copies and been released in a second edition after 20 continuous years in print.

On May 19, Lounge Side Records released David’s new CD Pennsylvania Station Blues. Recorded live in the studio in two and half days, it features David’s vocals and fingerstyle guitar and his working trio of bassist Mark Epstein (Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa) and Kyle Thompson (Suzannah Choffel, Dupree). The album was co-produced by Jeff Plankenhorn (Joe Ely, the Resentments, Bob Schneider).

As a solo artist, David has appeared at Merlefest, the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Old Settlers Music Festival, and venues including Passim, Cafe Lena and the Cactus Cafe. He has opened for Dave Van Ronk, Jorma Kaukonen, Rory Block and Roy Book Binder and jammed onstage with Duke Robillard, Gatemouth Brown and Tinsley Ellis. As a sideman and session musician, David has recorded with Freedy Johnston, toured the U.S. with Joan Baez, and appeared with Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen on Springsteen’s remake of “The Ghost of Tom Joad.”