“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.

 

 

-Judith Owen  https://judithowen.net/

 

 

"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) 

 

Current projects

 

Trading 8's studio in New York with Grammy Award winning engineer Chris Sulit for singer/bassist Nicki Parrott. 

Recording with musicians Harry Allen (saxophone), Lewis Nash (drums), Quentin Baxter (drums), Larry Fuller and John DiMartino (piano) for the Arbors and Venus labels. 

 

Guitar performances for singer/songwriter Judith Owen on her single release "September" and "I still dream of America" with Leland Sklar (bass) and Pedro Segundo (percussion).

 

Writing and performing "Christmas Time is Almost Here" and guesting on "Christmas with the Devil" for her and Harry Shearer's 2020 "Christmas without Tears" show.

 

Services

 

Electric and acoustic guitars tracking and overdubs

Backing Vocals

Keyboard tracking and overdubs

Songwriting and arranging

 

Gear 

 

Custom shop Fender stratocaster

1968 Gibson 175

Gypsy jazz guitar (hand made by Australian luthier Piers Crocker from an original Selmer Macaferri)

1957 Gibson acoustic L48

Custom built Amplifier based on Charlie Christian style Gibson amp by Martin Kell (Australia)

Marshall Plexi

Fender tweed