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David Tribble

 
 

A Tribe of Noise Spotlight Interview with a soulful storyteller.

 

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David is a very authentic, honest, and organically soulful Indie Americana artist from Texas, singing since his teenage years in church choirs and now playing music full time finding himself more in tune with his soulful voice and way of doing things when performing, producing and writing songs.

With both Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas roots, his strong faith and church upbringing, mixed with music influences like the Goo Goo Dolls, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne and Citizen Cope, he brings his own originality and style, telling his own stories and experiences with music that is eager to be heard.

But when did David start, what has been his biggest surprise/lesson along the way and what is he working on right now?

 

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… and watch David’s live studio performances at the bottom

 
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What got you started?

After denying my love for guitar and music as a kid, too busy being a kid I guess, I found 3 chords and the truth. At 18yrs old I picked up a guitar, taught myself the G C D chords out of an old beginner guitar book I found at my mom’s house and soon after that, I started journaling and writing songs about the truth. I have not stopped doing that, and I’ve picked up a few more chords along the way. 

 

What has changed since you started out?

Beside learning new chords, I’ve learned who I am as an artist, what resonates with me and how I’m able to connect with a song or a lyric by my own devices and approach.  Taking a cover song and letting the moment and rhythm guide the emotion of the song.  Writing my own songs with no agenda in mind, just trying to relay my thoughts as organic as I can.  It’s always gonna be a process with no end, but that’s what’s so great about this.   I’ve grown to love and understand it more and more as I continue down this road of soulful, meaningful creativity as a guy, husband, father, sinner saved by grace, who feeds off of sheer passion to make music and sing songs and use this platform to make a difference and reach people.  That’s a big deal to me. 

 
 
 
 
 

What has been the biggest surprise/lesson along the way?

Surprise is I feel like I’m just getting started! 

 

What would you do if you were not doing this/making music?

If I wasn’t making music I’d probably be teaching/coaching.  I did that for 14 yrs and now I see my students around town, older, much easier to talk to and trying to find out where they are headed in a tough world to work around.  I still encourage them, and it was a blessing to be a small part of their journey.  And then they say, I still remember you...you played the guitar in class.  Yep. 

 

Do you have advice for other musicians?

My advice to other musicians would be to not abuse the opportunity to write songs and play music, don’t trash it, don’t waste it.  Have fun but be intentional and humble and true to yourself.  Pray about everything and stay busy.  And make a connection with your audience.  How you do that- not sure exactly but don’t stop trying.  Use all your tools in the tool box.  We have a lot of them these days.  

 
 
 
 

What did Tribe of Noise contribute to your life as a musician?

Tribe of Noise is great and I have royalties coming in which is also great! I do want to say I’ve had great customer service and have always had contact with the heads of Tribe of Noise. They’ve been very encouraging and helpful to get my songs in stores in European areas.

 

What are you working on right now?

I am releasing brand new music, 5 songs on an EP called Modern Day Urban Cowboy.  The title has been a fun one for me and it came from a song, MDUC, that I put on the EP, but wrote it back in 2014.  This song and others on the project were intentionally Americana sounding songs, as I co/produced this one with Greg White out of his state of the art, SG Studio, just outside of Fort Worth Tx.   Writing and recording these songs, I was very inspired by living here in Fort Worth TX, since 2005.  I’ve enjoyed it so much, met my wife here, raising two girls now.  So many great people have entered my life out here and music has always been the heartbeat of this area and now it’s louder than ever.   They have shown so much support for local music, even the Mayor herself, Betsy Price.  

 
 
 

Watch David’s Live Studio Performances

 
 
 
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