Roy Bailey - www.roybailey.net - David's musical mentor, and a great friend. Tony Benn describes him as 'the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation'. Roy sings two of David's songs on his latest album, Below The Radar.
Josh Goforth - www.myspace.com/joshgoforthmusic - Josh produced David's latest album, Across The Troubled Wave. He is a rising star on the US bluegrass scene. He plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass and sings harmony vocals on the new album.
Laura Boosinger - www.lauraboosinger.com - one of David's favourite old-time American singers, who often plays with Josh Goforth.
Mary Gauthier - www.marygauthier.com - from Louisiana, Mary has a touch of the Southern Gothic about her writing and is a great inspiration to David.
Diana Jones - www.dianajonesmusic.com - a Nashville-based songwriter whose songs sound as if they could have been written a couple hundred years ago.
Fair Witness - www.fairwitnessmusic.com - David often plays with Sandy and Suzanne Butler, who make up this fab duo.
Sara Kamin - www.sarakamin.com - one of David's many singer-songwriter friends and in his opinion an unrivaled writer of break-up songs. Toronto-based Sara has a unique, soulful voice and to date she's been unable to write a bad lyric. Her patter is as good as any stand-up's. Sara needs to be heard live!
Karine Polwart - www.karinepolwart.com - one of Scotland's finest singer-songwriters on the folk scene. Karine sings harmony vocals on David's debut album, Broken Sky.
David Rovics - www.davidrovics.com - much admired contemporary US political singer-songwriter whom David invited to Edinburgh in November 2005 - all his songs can be downloaded for free! That's generosity for you.
Kate Campbell - www.katecampbell.com - one of David's favourite songwriters. Kate's style is quirky and her social conscience shines through her material.
Eliza Gilkyson - www.elizagilkyson.com - she was the first artist to record Woody Guthrie's Peace Call in 2004, which David subsequently recorded.
Joan Baez - www.joanbaez.com - Queen of the US Folk revival and committed political activist. David's first love and an endless source of inspiration.
Common Ground Scotland - www.commongroundscotland.com - a week-long summer school (30 July-6 August 2006) held in Ayr, Scotland with interactive workshops on music and non-violence with some of the best international tutors. Evening concerts too! David will be running a workshop at the 2006 summer school.
Centre For Political Song - www.caledonian.ac.uk/politicalsong/index.html - the world's first ever centre where political songs are archived and events are organised specifically about topical music. And it's all in Glasgow, just an hour away from David's hometown!
Edinburgh Folk Club - www.edinburghfolkclub.org.uk - David's favourite folk club. He'd have to say that - he's Secretary! Every Wednesday a new act is brought to the capital. Come along and hear some great music!
The Garden Sessions - www.gardensessions.co.uk - a virtual showcase for Edinburgh & international artists (designed by musicians, for musicians) with a fortnightly podcast. Music can be downloaded for free.
Lonesome Highway - www.lonesomehighway.co.uk - Edinburgh's foremost promoter of American music. They bring everyone who's anyone to the capital and have been very supportive of David's music.
Out Of The Bedroom - www.outofthebedroom.co.uk - Edinburgh's best open mic night (only originals allowed) with a fantastic constituency of regulars whose songs can be downloaded for free. David sometimes comperes this night and his song, Rain, can be dowloaded from the performers' page. His song Rescue Me is also available on Out of The Bedroom's second CD compilation, which can be ordered through the website.