A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY LIVE MUSIC EVENT!
David Gerald, the son of Rural Mississippi born and raised parents, grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B music in his hometown, Detroit. He's the youngest of 11 children, 6 of whom were born and partly raised in Mississippi and his Father moved their family to Detroit, MI when he was 33 so they would have a better chance at the American dream.
Gerald started playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by Prince and 80's rock guitarists. He rediscovered the blues and listened to the music of Albert King, ZZ Hill, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.Gerald performed in many local blues, R&B, and rock bands cutting his guitar and vocal chops live and in person. Finding it hard to keep a band together, Gerald learned to play guitar, bass, keys, and drums. Using two antiquated cassette recorders he would overdub each part individually until the song was complete.
Now in his 40's, Gerald is playing nationally with his own band. Year round, he performs at clubs and festivals across the United States.
Sponsored by Travel Iowa, Community Foundation of Jackson County, Maquoketa Rotary Club, Maquoketa Optimist Club, Maquoketa Kiwanis Club and Maquoketa Sentinel-Press.