David Brown formed a band with Butch Trucks and Scott Boyer in 1966. After years of touring the South as The Bitter Ind. The band recorded an album of mostly original material released on Vanguard Records in 1968 as The 31st of February.
When the group disbanded in late '68, David found himself in demand as a studio musician in Miami, laying down bass lines for R&B hitmakers Wilson Pickett, Betty Wright and numerous other Atlantic Records artists.
1970-72 brought a move to the San Francisco Bay Area with the Boz Scaggs Band. David contributed three songs and one lead vocal (uncredited) to the Boz albums of this period. He also toured for a summer with Michael Bloomfield. David also held down the bottom on many a jam session at The Fillmore West with greats like B.B King, Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, and Elvin Bishop.
In 1973 David relocated to Macon, Georgia and joined his former bandmate Scott Boyer's group Cowboy. This group, along with Chuck Leavell, was the backing band on Gregg Allmans "Laid Back" album and subsequent tours. Other album credits from this period include Kitty Wells, Martin Mull, Arthur Conley, Bonnie Bramlett and Elvin Bishop.
1977 brought David back to the SF bay area where he has remained to this day. He spent the first 5 years with the rock band Mistress. They released an album in 1979 on RSO records and did some touring with Blue Oyster Cult.
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