“Ever since first meeting and recording with the brilliant David Blenkhorn in New Orleans two years ago, he has been my absolute “go to” guitarist!He’s a recording dream and (like my bass player -the legendary Leland Sklar), is an exquisite and empathic player, with an unerring gift of playing the right thing every time, whilst always serving the song."
I am available for recording projects with Jazz ,Blues and soul artists and singer songwriters alike. I've got my own home studio in the south of france ,from where I have recorded several records with NYC saxophonist Harry Allen including "Under a Blanket of Blue" which was a finalist for jazz cd of the year from the "Academie du Jazz"in France in 2019.
My most recent is Judith Owen's record "Come on and get it" 2022 release with David
Torkanowsky, Nicolas Payton, Jason Marsalis and many more top New Orleans musicians with Esplanade Studios and Grammy award winning sound engineer John Fischbach ( Stevie Wonder "Songs
in the key of Life")
I've recorded at the amazing AIR STUDIOS in London for her on some classic New Orleans , blues flavoured numbers including "Back Door Santa", "Merry Christmas Baby" and "Santa baby".
Remotely I've recorded several projects with "Trading 8's" studio in New York with Grammy Award winning engineer Chris Sulit. I was on 2 albums of the fabulous singer/bassist Nicki Parrott alongside Harry Allen , Lewis Nash , Quentin Baxter, Larry Fuller, Mike Karn and John DiMartino. "70's Songs" and "If you could read my mind"
Also with Judith on her single release of "September" and "I still dream of America" I got work with Legend Leland Sklar (bass) and Pedro Segundo (percussion).
Electric and acoustic guitars tracking and overdubs
Keyboard tracking and overdubs
Songwriting and arranging
Custom shop "Jeff Beck"Fender stratocaster
1968 Gibson 175
Gypsy jazz guitar (hand made by Australian luthier Piers Crocker from an original Selmer Macaferri)
000-28K custom built by Martin
1957 Gibson acoustic L48
Custom built Amplifier based on Charlie Christian style Gibson amp by Martin Kell (Australia)
"I cannot say enough good things about working with Dave Blenkhorn. Dave and I have toured together many times and recently have begun recording together for several recording labels.Dave is a versatile musician, whether it’s playing straight ahead jazz, a folk song on acoustic or breaking out the ‘68 Gibson 175, for a solo on a pop song. He does it all superbly well and goes above and beyond to make sure you are 100% satisfied with the results. He also has a knack for getting inside a song and bringing out it’s essence."
- Nicki Parrott (bassist and vocalist for the legendary guitarist Les Paul, 2000-2009)