Proverbs 18:16 (KJV)
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
John David Black is from Blythewood, South Carolina. He is a guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist and plays a variety of musical genres. His musical endeavors begun before he was two years old when his Mom signed him up for his first music lessons. During his early teens, he performed weekly at Mac’s On Main restaurant in Columbia, SC, and he frequented the Hunter-Gather Restaurant where he performed with Skipp Pearson, South Carolina's Jazz Ambassador. He also performed with local legend Drink Small (National Heritage Fellow). Bess Daniels, a female vocalist along with Rick Williams of Mystic Vibrations gave John David his first opportunity to record his "Gospel Tracks" CD as a fund-raiser to attend Berklee College of Music. John David is a recipient of the Chris Conner Music Scholarship.
One night while performing on stage, John David caught the eye of Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues out of Chicago who came to SC to initiate their Blues in the School in a local high school. He was “whisked off” to teach guitar at Branch's "Blues in the School”. In addition, he has performed with many local bands and performed at Berklee College of Music as well as other venues in Boston, MA. In recent years, he shared the stage with Tony Wilson, aka "Young James Brown" and has been the "opening act" for the James Montgomery V is for Veterans Benefit Concert in Beverly, MA.
John David writes and produces music, and he is the founder and CEO of D.R.E.A.M.S. Enterprise and Company, LLC which is a music initiative that deals with all aspects of his music - "Demonstrating Real Effort Always Makes Success”. He releases include: "Thru the Door ", "Oceans" (2017), "On the Way", "On the Way Back", "Birthright", "Gospel Tracks" (2018), "Drowning", "211", "Out at Six" (2019), "Little Birdie Richie", "55:65", “Over You” and "Datcatjaydza I" (2020), "Walking In...Mac's On Main", "Shuffle Dat" (2021).
Like Louis Pasteur, JD believes that:
"chance favors the prepared mind"